Jenloga vs. Klonopin

Are Jenloga and Klonopin the Same Thing?

Jenloga (clonidine hydrochloride) extended release and Klonopin (clonazepam) are used to treat anxiety.

Jenloga is also used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

Klonopin is also used to treat seizure disorders.

Jenloga and Klonopin belong to different drug classes. Jenloga is a central alpha agonist and Klonopin is a benzodiazepine.

Side effects of Jenloga and Klonopin that are similar include dry mouth, dizziness, drowsiness, constipation, headache, and sleep disturbances.

Side effects of Jenloga that are different from Klonopin include fatigue, and nausea.

Side effects of Klonopin that are different from Jenloga include weakness, unsteadiness, depression, loss of orientation, problems with thinking or memory, slurred speech, sore gums, runny nose, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and blurred vision.

Both Jenloga and Klonopin may interact with alcohol, barbiturates, and narcotics.

Jenloga may also interact with antidepressants and benzodiazepine sedatives such as alprazolam (Xanax) and clonazepam (Klonopin).

Klonopin may also interact with other drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing (sleeping pills, prescription cough medicines, muscle relaxers, or medicines for anxiety or seizures).

Do not stop using Klonopin suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including a seizure (convulsions).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Jenloga?

Side effects of Jenloga include:

  • dry mouth
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • fatigue
  • constipation
  • headache
  • nausea, or
  • trouble sleeping (insomnia)

What Are Possible Side Effects of Klonopin?

Common side effects of Klonopin include:

  • drowsiness,
  • dizziness,
  • weakness,
  • unsteadiness,
  • depression,
  • loss of orientation,
  • headache,
  • sleep disturbances,
  • problems with thinking or memory,
  • slurred speech,
  • dry mouth,
  • sore gums,
  • runny nose,
  • loss of appetite,
  • diarrhea,
  • constipation, and
  • blurred vision.

What Is Jenloga?

Jenloga (clonidine hydrochloride) extended release is a central alpha agonist used for high blood pressure (hypertension). Jenloga is also approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What Is Klonopin?

Klonopin is a prescription medicine used alone or with other medicines to treat:

It is not known if Klonopin is safe or effective in treating panic disorder in children younger than 18 years old.

Klonopin is a federal controlled substance (C-IV) because it can be abused or lead to dependence.

Klonopin is a benzodiazepine medicine. Benzodiazepines can cause severe drowsiness, breathing problems (respiratory depression), coma, and death when taken with opioid medicines. Klonopin can make you sleepy or dizzy and can slow your thinking and motor skills. This may get better over time.

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What Drugs Interact With Jenloga?

Jenloga (clonidine hydrochloride) extended release is a central alpha agonist used for high blood pressure (hypertension). Jenloga is also approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

What Drugs Interact With Klonopin?

Klonopin may interact with cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, medicine for depression or anxiety, antibiotics, antifungal medicines, antidepressants, and barbiturates.

Klonopin may also interact with propantheline, MAO inhibitors, or medicines to treat psychiatric disorders.

Do not stop using Klonopin without first talking to your doctor, even if you feel fine. You may have increased seizures or unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you stop using Klonopin suddenly.

How Should Jenloga Be Taken?

The recommended dose of Jenloga is 1 tablet, twice daily, or as directed by your doctor.

How Should Klonopin Be Taken?

Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause serious problems. Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause seizures that will not stop (status epilepticus).

Klonopin can cause abuse and dependence.

Do not stop taking Klonopin all of a sudden. Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause seizures that do not stop, hearing or seeing things that are not there (hallucinations), shaking, and stomach and muscle cramps.

Talk to your healthcare provider about slowly stopping Klonopin to avoid withdrawal symptoms.

Physical dependence is not the same as drug addiction. Your healthcare provider can tell you more about the differences between physical dependence and drug addiction.

Take Klonopin exactly as your healthcare provider tells you. If you take Klonopin for seizures, your healthcare provider may change the dose until you are taking the right amount of medicine to control your symptoms.

Klonopin is available as a tablet.

Do not stop taking Klonopin without first talking to your healthcare provider. Stopping Klonopin suddenly can cause serious problems.

Klonopin tablets should be taken with water and swallowed whole.

If you take too much Klonopin, call your healthcare provider or local Poison Control Center right away.

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References
SOURCES:

FDA. Jenloga Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/022331lbl.pdf

FDA. Klonopin Product Information.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/017533s053,020813s009lbl.pdf

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