Paxam (Clonazepam) for Epilepsy | MyEpilepsyTeam

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Paxam is one brand name for Clonazepam. According to the Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH), Clonazepam is prescribed in conjunction with antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) if the AEDs alone are not adequately effective. As an adjunct to AEDs, Clonazepam is most typically used to treat absence and myoclonic seizures as well as infantile spasms.

Paxam is a benzodiazepine, a class of drugs used to treat anxiety. It is believed that Paxam works by decreasing the excitability of neurons in the brain.

How do I take it?
Paxam comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The AMH lists common side effects for Paxam including drowsiness, light-headedness, memory loss, drooling, vision changes, loss of balance or coordination, and addiction.

Rare but serious side effects listed for Paxam include blood disorders, respiratory depression, jaundice, and severe allergic reactions.

Information was sourced from:

The Australian Medicines Handbook

For more information:

Paxam (PDF) – NPS MedicineWise

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