Medical News Today: What is the difference between clonazepam and Xanax?
Clonazepam and Xanax both belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. As a result, they are quite similar, but doctors may prescribe them for different reasons. Learn more about the differences in their uses, effects, and dosages here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

What We Know About the Effect of Psychotropic Drugs on Migrant Kids
A federal judge on Monday ruled that the government must obtain parental or guardian consent before administering psychotropic drugs—those that can affect the brain or behavior—to migrant children in its care. But plenty of questions still remain about what these drugs do to young brains in the first place. “The benefits or risks of psychotropic medications to brain development are only beginning to be evaluated,” says Dr. Manpreet Singh, director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at Stanford University. “We haven’t actually looked, directly and in systematic ways, at the effects o...
Source: TIME: Health - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Drugs healthytime onetime Source Type: news

May 7, 2018: Abingdon Nurse Practitioner Pleads Guilty to Conspiring to Illegally Prescribe Buprenorphine, Clonazepam, and Gabapentin at Substance Abuse Treatment Program
(Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - May 15, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Clonazepam Tablets (New - Discontinuation)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 8, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

The Drugs That Changed Our Minds by Lauren Slater – review
Twenty years after hailing antidepressants in her memoir Prozac Diary, a now jaded, sceptical Lauren Slater revisits the psychopharmacological industry – with uneven resultsInProzac Diary (1998), Lauren Slater wrote powerfully of the way fluoxetine had transformed her previously chaotic life. While the author recorded a handful of negative side-effects – a profound loss of libido, for instance – the reader was left with the sense that Prozac had pieced back together the shards of Slater’s existence. In some ways,The Drugs That Changed Our Minds is a sequel to that book. Slater is now in her mid-50s,...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alex Preston Tags: Autobiography and memoir Science and nature Books Medical research Depression Society Culture Source Type: news

REM sleep behavior disorder causing subdural hematoma - Ramos-Campoy O, Gaig C, Villas M, Iranzo A, Santamaria J.
Highlights •Subdural hematoma can complicate REM sleep behavior disorder. •Abrupt discontinuation of clonazepam may cause a rebound of RBD symptomatology and increase the risk for injuries. •Clonazepam or melatonin and safety measures in the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 24, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Just Like Millions of Americans, I Cling to My Emergency Klonopin Prescription
Klonopin is a brand name of the drug, Clonazepam, used to treat seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. It is a controlled substance and can cause paranoid or suicidal thoughts and impair memory, judgment, and coordination. Combining this pharmaceutical with other substances, particularly alcohol, can slow breathing and possibly lead to death. Therapists and my primary care physician have prescribed this for me to ease panic attacks. The prescription is for 30 pills with two refills available in the next six months. Instructions indicate to take it once or twice daily, "as needed," which incidentally is the least...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

clonazepam (Klonopin)
Title: clonazepam (Klonopin)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - September 8, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

School Test Results Lower in Kids Exposed Prenatally to AEDSchool Test Results Lower in Kids Exposed Prenatally to AED
Sixth-graders exposed to an antiepileptic drug, particularly valproate or clonazepam, performed significantly worse than unexposed kids on math and reading tests, new results show. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 31, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Combat Dreams Haunting Veterans Could Be A New Disorder
This report contains a case series of just four individuals, all of whom are men and all of whom are on the younger side," said Dr. Raj Dasgupta, a USC professor and Fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "We definitely need a broader study." He pointed out that several of the patients in the cases were on prescription medications and one had a history of alcoholism -- all of which complicates their diagnoses. Still, Dasgupta thinks that further study may confirm the idea of a veteran-specific sleep disorder. "We already know that war can literally change the brain, so I would not be sur...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Klonopin (Clonazepam) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 2, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Medications May Cause Dementia, But It Could Be Untreated Sleep Apnea
By Brandon R. Peters, M.D. The news was enough to give you indigestion: Some of the over-the-counter and prescription medications most widely used to treat heartburn and acid reflux are linked to the development of dementia. The research suggesting a possible association is the latest in a string of implicated drugs over the past few years, including medications taken to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and allergies. What is going on? Before emptying out the medicine cabinet, take a moment to consider the role of untreated obstructive sleep apnea. Scientific research can be difficulty to contextualize, especially when i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Electronic health records can help catch undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes, UCLA researchers find
In 2012, a group of UCLA researchers set out to mine thousands of electronic health records for a more accurate and less expensive way to identify people who have undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes. The researchers got much more than they bargained for. Not only did they develop an algorithm with the potential to vastly increase the number of correct diagnoses of the disease by refining the pool of candidates who are put forward for screening; they also uncovered several previously unknown risk factors for diabetes, including a history of sexual and gender identity disorders, intestinal infections and a category of illnesses...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - February 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NHS drug shortages: why are we running out of some treatments in the UK?
The NHS is facing shortages of some important drugs used to relieve pain and treat cancer (Source: Telegraph Health)
Source: Telegraph Health - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: pills shortage bcg bladder cancer treatment drugs pain clonazepam nhs running out Source Type: news

IHC: Sucked clonazepam douses burning mouth syndrome
VALENCIA, SPAIN – Sucking on a clonazepam tablet for 3 minutes after every meal effectively reduced pain, paresthesia, dry mouth, and altered sense of taste in patients with burning mouth syndrome in a retrospective study. Seventy-two patients who met International Headache Society
Source: Skin and Allergy News - August 1, 2015 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

Medication and Sleep
This article was adapted from a previous article written by Dr. Moore for his column “Kevlar for the Mind.” (Source: Psych Central)
Source: Psych Central - March 30, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Atypical Antipsychotics Benzodiazepines Depression Disorders General Medications Sleep Insomnia sleep disorder Sleeping Pills Source Type: news

Medication and Anxiety
Medication can be an effective approach for managing various types of anxiety such as panic, hyperarousal, and constant worry. However, contrary to popular belief and subtle messages from pharmaceutical companies, medication is far from a cure. In fact, when it comes to “cures” for most psychiatric conditions, the data tends to support psychotherapy. For example, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) responds very well to psychotherapy, whereas the positive effects of medication are somewhat limited. The same is true for panic disorder. Although certain types of medication are very good at relieving panic sympt...
Source: Psych Central - March 11, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bret Moore, PsyD Tags: Anti-anxiety Antidepressants Benzodiazepines Disorders General Medications Panic Disorder anti-anxiety medications Drug Dependency Fear Hyperarousal Sedatives Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor snri Ssri Substance Abuse Source Type: news

Transitioning Epilepsy Patients From Clonazepam to ClobazamTransitioning Epilepsy Patients From Clonazepam to Clobazam
This report makes recommendations while exploring the pharmacokinetic and clinical properties of these benzodiazepines. Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Driving whilst taking prescription medication
Legislation to be introduced on 2 March will set very low levels for eight well known illegal drugs, including cannabis and also eight prescription drugs, including clonazepam and diazepam. BBC Clonazepam - A to Z of MS Diazepam - A to Z of MS (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - February 10, 2015 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

All About Clonazepam (Brand names Klonopin,...
Klonopin - generic clonazepam, sold outside the US as Rivotril - is used to treat anxiety and panic disorder as well as certain seizure disorders. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - January 30, 2015 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Patient complains of bugs on her skin — could it be tox?
2.5 out of 5 stars Case 37-2014: A 35-Year-Old woman with Suspected Mite Infestation. Beach SR et al. N Engl J Med 2014 Nov 27;371:2115-2123. No abstract available This case — part of the Journal‘s “Case Records of the Massachusetts General Hospital” series — describes a 35-year-old woman had presented to the emergency department complaining of a parasitic skin infection: “During the 10 days before this presentation, she reported seeing white ‘granular balls,’ which she thought were mites or larvae, emerging from and crawling on her skin, sheets, and clothing and in...
Source: The Poison Review - December 13, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical amphetamine psychosis delusional parasitosis formication Source Type: news

Drug driving legislation
The laws on driving under the influence of drugs is to be tightened next year. Some prescription medicines are affected, though the law will take account of someone who is taking it as prescribed. Drugs included that might affect people with MS are clonazepam and cannabis. Gov.uk Driving with MS (Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust)
Source: Multiple Sclerosis Trust - December 11, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

Serotonin syndrome masked by concomitant ingestion of Zoloft with benzodiazepine in suicide attempt in a young healthy male -
This case report discusses the history and management of a schizophrenic patient, a 18-year-old man, who had taken a massive overdose of clonazepam, abilify, depakote, zoloft and seroquel altogether. After discontinuation of these drugs and administration ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 15, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

All About Klonopin (Rivotril, Clonazepam)
Klonopin - generic clonazepam, sold outside the US as Rivotril - is used to treat anxiety and panic disorder as well as certain seizure disorders. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - November 14, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

clonazepam, Klonopin
Title: clonazepam, KlonopinCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/30/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - June 30, 2014 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Sedative and hypnotic drugs: fatal and non-fatal reference blood concentrations - Jönsson AK, Söderberg C, Espnes KA, Ahlner J, Eriksson A, Reis M, Druid H.
In postmortem investigations of fatal intoxications it is often challenging to determine which drug/s caused the death. To improve the interpretation of postmortem blood concentrations of sedative and hypnotic drugs and/or clonazepam, all medico-legal auto... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 9, 2014 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are the Potential Side Effects of...
Clonazepam is a medication that may be used to treat anxiety disorders, including anxiety occurring with bipolar disorder. Common side effects can include being clumsy or unsteady, feeling dizzy or lightheaded. More side effects, from mild to severe, are listed here. Also sold under the brand names Klonopin and Rivotril. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - May 13, 2014 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

The science of alpha-PVP (“gravel”), a second-generation bath salt
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjoidR3Jfa0 3.5 out of 5 stars Pharmacology of novel synthetic stimulants structurally related to the “bath salts” constituent 3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV). Marusich JA at al. Neuropharmacology 2014 Mar2 [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Earlier this month TPR noted that a relatively new second-generation bath salt call “gravel” was reported to have surfaced in various parts of the United States, including Tennessee. As background, while first-generation bath salts — MDPV, methylone, and mephedrone — were outlawed in many jurisdictions, new analo...
Source: The Poison Review - March 15, 2014 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical bath salts gravel MDPV PVP Source Type: news

Tox on the Web
“Krokodil” Hype: In a piece posted at Slate, Justin Peters cuts through the nonsense regarding just how fast use of “krokodil” is spreading in the U.S., and concludes there are much more important threats to worry about. Dangerous Bali High: The Irish Mirror reports that in the months of August and September of this year, 52 people have died of methanol poisoning after drinking tainted Arak — a local spirit — in Bali. This is an ongoing problem — TPR has reported on it before. The Power of Poison: In the New York Times, Edward Rothstein reviews th...
Source: The Poison Review - November 20, 2013 Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical bali benzodiazepines desomorphine hepatic failure krokodil laundry pods liver disease methanol poisonin oxyelite tox on the web Source Type: news

Klonopin (Clonazepam) Medication Profile
This article covers precautions and warnings, recommended dosage, and common side effects. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 17, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Depression: Why Don’t I Respond to...
Depression can be caused by many clinical entities. Sometimes, knowing the right diagnosis is a challenge. Medical disorders, medications such as beta-blockers and benzodiazepines (e.g. clonazepam), and various psychiatric disorders can cause depression and they all require different treatment. (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Mental Health Medications for Anxiety
Medications for anxiety benzodiazepines clonazepam Klonopin alprazolam Xanax diazepam Valium lorazepam Ativan buspirone buspar propranolol Inderal Inderide (Source: About.com Mental Health)
Source: About.com Mental Health - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Tags: health Source Type: news

Clonazepam Side Effects (Klonopin)
Clonazepam is a medication that may be used to treat anxiety disorders, including anxiety occurring with bipolar disorder. Common side effects can include being clumsy or unsteady, feeling dizzy or lightheaded. More side effects, from mild to severe, are listed here. Also sold under the brand names Klonopin and Rivotril. (Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder)
Source: About.com Bipolar Disorder - June 5, 2013 Category: Psychiatry Authors: bipolar.guide at about.com Tags: health Source Type: news

Rivotril (clonazepam) 0.5 and 2 mg tablets and 1mg/mL Concentrate for Solution for Injection or Infusion - Roche Products Limited - Revised SPC
Source: eMC (electronic Medicines Compendium) Area: Other Library Updates> SPC Changes Section 4.3  Contraindications has been updated to include "Rivotril must not be used in patients in a coma, or in patients known to be abusing pharmaceuticals, drugs or alcohol."   Section 4.4 Special warnings and precautions for use has been updated to include the warning that the concomitant use of Rivotril with alcohol or/and CNS depressants should be avoided. Such concomitant use has the potential to increase the clinical effects of Rivotril possibly including severe sedation, clinically relevant respirat...
Source: NeLM - SPC Changes - March 1, 2013 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news