Clonazepam Side Effects, How it Works, Upsides & Downsides

Clonazepam belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepine and is used to treat seizure disorders in children and adults. Clonazepam restores the balance of certain chemicals in your brain, calming your brain and nerves. It is also an anti-epileptic drug and can cure panic disorders in adults including agoraphobia.


Benzodiazepines like Clonazepam work by boosting the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid or GABA in your brain. GABA is used by nerve cells to send transmissions to each other and is a chemical which limits brain activity.

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