Klonopin is one of many drugs in the benzodiazepines family, which are referred to as "benzos" for short. Klonopin may be prescribed by doctors for patients suffering from seizures as well as panic disorder. Klonopin is the brand name for the drug clonazepam, which was developed to deal with chemical imbalances in the brain that cause a variety of symptoms.
Klonopin can have both mild and severe side effects, which can occur in any combination depending on the individual. Some of these side effects are: confusion, hallucinations, weak or shallow breathing, pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest, drowsiness, dizziness, problems with thinking or memory, slurred speech, drooling or dry mouth, sore gums, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation. Individuals taking the drug can also become aggressive and hostile, and any indication of any of these side effects should be reported to a medical professional immediately.
The drug, which is also referred to as K-pin on the street, has a relaxing effect and produces a state of euphoria for the person taking it. This is one of the sought-after effects for people who choose to abuse the drug. Abuse of K-pin can quickly lead to addiction, as this state of well-being becomes something the individual cannot do without. People who use Klonopin for recreation purposes may also experiment with other prescription or illicit drugs. Additionally, K-pin is often combined with alcohol in an effort to enhance the effects. This can be a very dangerous combination as the two together can seriously lower a person's respiratory rate.
If you or a loved one have become addicted to Klonopin or have been abusing the drug, it is important to seek help as soon as possible. Due to the withdrawal symptoms that can occur when a person stops using the drug, it is highly recommended that it be done under medical supervision. A rehab program with a medical detox unit is an excellent place to break away from an addiction to Klonopin or any other benzos and begin the road to recovery. No one should go through rehabilitation alone and the treatment specialists at an addiction treatment facility are ready to help you in every way possible. For Klonopin addiction treatment programs, contact Drug Treatment Centers Syracuse today. Dial 315-679-4395.