clo·​naz·​e·​pam | \ klō-ˈna-zə-ˌpam How to pronounce clonazepam (audio) \

Definition of clonazepam

: a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN303 used especially as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy

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Of the total women prescribed anti-epileptic drugs, 11.1% had received a script for clonazepam and 19.0% for pregabalin, the study found. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Epilepsy drugs linked to higher risk of birth defects, study says," 12 June 2019 Sometimes doctors will also prescribe medications known as benzodiazepines like diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), and clonazepam (Klonopin) to reduce anxiety as quickly as possible. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "8 Ways to Make Panic Attacks a Little More Bearable," 5 June 2019 The commissioner instead found probable cause to hold them each on charges of suspicion of possession of marijuana; possession of clonazepam; possession of oxycodone and cruelty to animals. Emily Lane,, "Crack, pills, pot and 'highly malnourished' dogs found at Algiers house: NOPD," 1 Feb. 2018 One ounce of meth, clonazepam, oxycodone and a glass smoking device was found in her possession, authorities said. Zachary Hansen, ajc, "Cops: Woman arrested for forging check, later found with meth," 14 May 2018 According to the affidavit, authorities found controlled substances including Suboxone strips and clonazepam pills in her handbag, along with marijuana and paraphernalia use to smoke marijuana in Colbridge’s sedan. Rita Giordano,, "Warminster woman charged in DUI crash that killed her son," 24 Apr. 2018 The officer noticed pills on the passenger-side floorboard, and a vehicle search yielded two prescription bottles for clonazepam, prescribed by the same doctor and filled at different pharmacies on the same day, according to the report. Jennifer James, Houston Chronicle, "Friendswood police blotter: Teens arrested after police chase," 19 Feb. 2018 Jupiter Medical’s staff told sheriff’s deputies the child also had overdosed in October after reportedly ingesting two 1-milligram clonazepam pills. Olivia Hitchcock, ajc, "Florida woman arrested after child overdoses on pills, again," 12 Jan. 2018 The doctors first treated her depression and panic symptoms with an antidepressant, paroxetine, and an anti-anxiety medication, clonazepam. Susan Scutti, CNN, "The woman who sweats blood from her palms and her face," 24 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of clonazepam

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clonazepam

chlor- + phenyl + -azepam (as in diazepam)

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Medical Definition of clonazepam

: a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN3O3 used to prevent or control seizures especially in the treatment of epilepsy and to reduce anxiety in the treatment of panic disorder

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