clonazepam

noun

clo·​naz·​e·​pam klō-ˈna-zə-ˌpam How to pronounce clonazepam (audio)
: a benzodiazepine C15H10ClN303 used especially as an anticonvulsant in the treatment of epilepsy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The coroner also noted his recent use of clonazepam, another anxiety medicine known as Klonopin, as another significant condition that contributed to his death. Abigail Adams, Peoplemag, 9 Jan. 2023 Additional medications prescribed included clonazepam, risperidone, and zolpidem. Ncbi Rofl, Discover Magazine, 3 Apr. 2013 The coroner also noted his recent use of clonazepam, another anxiety medicine, as another significant condition that contributed to his death. Charmaine Patterson, Peoplemag, 19 Dec. 2022 According to the lawsuit, in 2019, Sarlo was taking various medications, including the sleeping pills Ambien and Sonata, the sedative Temazepam, the antidepressant Wellbutrin, the pain medication oxycodone, and the anti-anxiety drug clonazepam. Olivia Goldhill, STAT, 21 Apr. 2022 Saget was also positive for COVID-19 and was taking clonazepam, a prescription drug that helps treat seizures, panic disorder and anxiety. Joelle Goldstein, PEOPLE.com, 14 Mar. 2022 Saget was also positive for COVID-19 and taking clonazepam, a prescription drug that helps treat seizures, panic disorder and anxiety. Dory Jackson, PEOPLE.com, 16 Feb. 2022 However, a physician is likely prescribing a bottle of 30 clonazepam a month and probably 10 or so Percocet tabs. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 4 Jan. 2022 Addiction to benzodiazepines -- a class of drugs that includes clonazepam (Klonopin), alprazolam (Xanax) and others, such as diazepam (Valium) -- is common. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 7 Aug. 2021 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clonazepam was in 1970

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Cite this Entry

“Clonazepam.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clonazepam. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

Medical Definition

clonazepam

noun
clo·​naz·​e·​pam (ˌ)klō-ˈnaz-ə-ˌpam How to pronounce clonazepam (audio)
: 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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