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Clonazepam is a prescription medication commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and seizures. It belongs to a class of medications known as benzodiazepines, which act on the central nervous system to produce a calming effect. Clonazepam works by enhancing the effects of a neurotransmitter called GABA, which helps to reduce abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can lead to anxiety and seizures.

It’s important to follow your doctor's instructions when taking clonazepam, as it can be habit-forming if misused or taken in higher doses than recommended. Side effects may include drowsiness, dizziness, or memory problems, so it’s best to avoid alcohol and other medications that can increase these effects while on clonazepam. Remember, always consult with your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication regimen.