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Clonazepam, Serum

Serum clonazepam is used to monitor drug levels in the body during treatment, to monitor patients' compliance with treatment, and to evaluate any drug toxicity.

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Clonazepam (Clonazepam, Rivotril) is a medication belonging to the benzodiazepine group used in the treatment of convulsions and myoclonus. Peak serum clonazepam levels are achieved within 2 hours after oral administration. The drug is metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidneys, having a half-life of 20-40 hours. After taking the medicine a burning sensation in the mouth can be observed.

Blood clonazepam measurement is used as a test for drug abuse and for monitoring therapeutic levels during long-term use. Clonazepam is used for the treatment of convulsions or myoclonus, as a sedative, as an anxiolytic, for hallucinogen persistent perception disorder (HPPD), in unstable arterial hypertension, panic disorders, monopolar depression, pedophilia, episodes of decline in Coffin-Lowry syndrome and even to reduce spasticity in cerebral palsy.



Important Note

Laboratory test results are the most important parameter for the diagnosis and monitoring of all pathological conditions. 70%-80% of diagnostic decisions are based on laboratory tests. The correct interpretation of laboratory results allows a doctor to distinguish "healthy" from "diseased".

Laboratory test results should not be interpreted from the numerical result of a single analysis. Test results should be interpreted in relation to each individual case and family history, clinical findings, and the results of other laboratory tests and information. Your personal physician should explain the importance of your test results.

At Diagnostiki Athinon we answer any questions you may have about the test you perform in our laboratory and we contact your doctor to get the best possible medical care.

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