CLONAZEPAM - clonazepam tablet 
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SPL MEDGUIDE

Read this Medication Guide before you start taking clonazepam tablets and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your healthcare provider about your medical condition or treatment. 

Clonazepam tablets can cause serious side effects. Because stopping clonazepam tablets suddenly can also cause serious problems, do not stop taking clonazepam tablets without talking to your healthcare provider first.

What is the most important information I should know about clonazepam tablets?

Do not stop taking clonazepam tablets without first talking to your healthcare provider.  
Stopping clonazepam tablets suddenly can cause serious problems.  

Clonazepam tablets can cause serious side effects, including: 

1.   Clonazepam tablets can slow your thinking and motor skills

2.   Like other antiepileptic drugs, clonazepam tablets may cause suicidal thoughts or actions in a very small number of people, about 1 in 500.

Call a healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:

How can I watch for early symptoms of suicidal thoughts and actions? 

Call your healthcare provider between visits as needed, especially if you are worried about symptoms.

Suicidal thoughts or actions can be caused by things other than medicines. If you have suicidal thoughts or actions, your healthcare provider may check for other causes.

Do not stop clonazepam tablets without first talking to a healthcare provider.

Stopping clonazepam tablets suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping clonazepam tablets suddenly can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus). 

3.   Clonazepam tablets may harm your unborn or developing baby.

4.   Clonazepam tablets can cause abuse and dependence.

Clonazepam is a federally controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence. Keep clonazepam tablets in a safe place to prevent misuse and abuse. Selling or giving away clonazepam tablets may harm others, and is against the law. Tell your doctor if you have ever abused or been dependent on alcohol, prescription medicines or street drugs.

What are clonazepam tablets?

Clonazepam tablets are a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines to treat: 

It is not known if clonazepam tablets are safe or effective in treating panic disorder in children younger than 18 years old.

Who should not take clonazepam tablets?

Do not take clonazepam tablets if you:

Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure if you have any of the problems listed above.

What should I tell my healthcare provider before taking clonazepam tablets?

Before you take clonazepam tablets, tell your healthcare provider if you:

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Taking clonazepam tablets with certain other medicines can cause side effects or affect how well they work. Do not start or stop other medicines without talking to your healthcare provider.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your healthcare provider and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take clonazepam tablets?

What should I avoid while taking clonazepam tablets? 

What are the possible side effects of clonazepam tablets?

See “What is the most important information I should know about clonazepam tablets?”

Clonazepam tablets can also make your seizures happen more often or make them worse. Call your healthcare provider right away if your seizures get worse while taking clonazepam tablets.  

The most common side effects of clonazepam tablets include:

These are not all the possible side effects of clonazepam tablets. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist. 

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store clonazepam tablets?

Keep clonazepam tablets and all medicines out of the reach of children.

General information about clonazepam tablets

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use clonazepam tablets for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give clonazepam tablets to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about clonazepam tablets. If you would like more information, talk with your healthcare provider. You can ask your pharmacist or healthcare provider for information about clonazepam tablets that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in clonazepam tablets?

Active ingredient: clonazepam

Inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate and microcrystalline cellulose, with the following colorants: 0.5 mg – D&C Yellow #10 aluminum lake; 1 mg – FD&C Blue #1 aluminum lake.

This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

 

Revised: 02/2013
 
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