Clonazepam - AboutKidsHealth
Your child needs to take the medicine called clonazepam. This information sheet explains what clonazepam does, how to give it, and what side effects or.
It may take several weeks to see the full effect of this medicine.
l your doctor if your child has:
Check with your pharmacist about the best way to throw away outdated or leftover medicines. Do not keep any medicines that are out of date.
Call your pharmacy at least 2 days before your child runs out of medicine to order refills. Make sure you always have enough clonazepam to last through weekends, holidays, and vacations.
Clonazepam is a medicine called an anticonvulsant. It may also be used to treat anxiety. It is used to control and prevent certain types of seizures.
Keep a list of all medications your child is on and show the list to the doctor or pharmacist.
Your child may have some of these side effects while he or she takes clonazepam. Check with your child's doctor if your child continues to have any of these side effects, and they do not go away, or they bother your child:.
The doctor may need to change the dose to make sure that your child is getting the right amount. Keep all appointments at the clinic or doctor's office so that the doctor can check how your child is responding to clonazepam.
Check with your child’s doctor or pharmacist before giving your child any other medicines (prescription, non-prescription, herbal, or natural products).
Watch carefully when your child is doing something that he or she needs to be alert for, such as climbing stairs. Clonazepam may make your child dizzy, drowsy, and less alert than normal. School work may be more difficult for your child and you may need to discuss this with his/her teacher.
These calls are free. If your child takes too much clonazepam, call the Ontario Poison Centre at one of these numbers. Keep clonazepam out of your child’s sight and reach and locked up in a safe place.
Keep clonazepam tablets and liquid at room temperature in a cool, dry place away from sunlight. Do NOT store it in the bathroom or kitchen.
If your child has a dry mouth, chewing sugarless gum or sucking sugarless candy or pieces of ice may help.
Do not share your child’s medicine with others and do not give anyone else’s medicine to your child.
Your child needs to take the medicine called clonazepam (say: kloe-NA-ze-pam). This information sheet explains what clonazepam does, how to give it, and what side effects or problems your child may have when he or she takes this medicine.
Disclaimer: The information in this Family Med-aid is accurate at the time of printing. Not all side effects are listed. About Us Legal Info Contact Us Sponsors Donate. It provides a summary of information about clonazepam and does not contain all possible information about this medicine. If you have any questions or want more information about clonazepam, speak to your healthcare provider.
Call your child’s doctor during office hours if your child has any of these side effects:
Follow these instructions when you give your child clonazepam: