Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine, commonly sold under the brand name, Klonopin. (or Rivotril outside of the US.). Benzodiazepines are said in general to feel a lot like alcohol, although this is subjective. Both alcohol and benzodiazepines modulate GABA (gamma-Aminobutryic acid) in the brain.
- Street names
- Super Valium
Clonazepam is classified as a Schedule IV drug. Having it in your possession without a prescription will send you to Jail. Like other benzos, it is notorious for causing moderate to severe amnesia. This will literally cause you to wake up and have no idea of your actions the night before. It would be wise, when taking larger doses to have a sitter. Chances are, you will react differently to nearly every situation differently then if you were sober. Those reactions are negative and bring negative consequences.
The effects of Clonazepam are matching of other benzodiazepines. Re-dosing and extending the half life is common with Klonopin, especially since in some people it takes up to 60 hours to metabolize. This often leads to Blackouts/amnesia, and more re-dosing. Other effects are common to those in other Benzodiazepine drugs. It is also known that for some people, Clonazepam is a more mellow, longer lasting high than other benzos.
The bioavailability of Clonazepam in oral dosages is in the high 90% range. Do Not snort Clonazepam. Under your tongue, down your throat or up your butt (if you must).
While Clonazepam has a very low level of toxicity in the body, symptoms of overdose can happen at any dose above 2mg. (subjective.)
Alcohol will intensify the effects of Clonazepam. Some people will have a drink or two while on benzos, but it is generally not recommended as mixing two depressants that act on the same receptors in the brain and body may have deadly consequences. The toxicity level will be higher with alcohol. This means take too many k-pins, and drink too much alcohol, you may overdose and die. This rule of anti-alcohol/drug mixing is standard for all benzodiazepines as well.
The most common overdose symptoms and signs include:
- Hypotension (feeling woozy.)
- Impaired Motor Functions
- Labored Breathing
- Mental Confusion
If you're gonna take Clonazepam, don't get smacked around by dirty dealers. The average street price is around 1-2 dollars per milligram. Sometimes you will find prices going up to 4 or 5 dollars on the milligram. Thats how things are in the black market, so use wise judgment. There is nothing wrong with caving in to harsh prices when that's the only hook up you have, but just realize that it's abnormal on a good day. Retrospectively, that is a lot of niggardly actions, so just get them from your doctor.
Generally, if you have no insurance, and get yourself into a free program at your pharmacy, it can range from $5 to $50 for your prescription. Keep in mind this can be .25mgx15, to 2mgx90... It all depends.