Klonopin, sold under the brand name Clonazepam, is a benzodiazepine prescribed by the doctors for the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is also used to treat panic disorders and seizure disorders in adults. It works by balancing the excessive chemicals in the brain that produce the feelings of anxiety and panic. Although it has been found effective for the treatment of certain conditions, there is a high potential of becoming addicted to it. Taking the medication even for a few weeks and exactly as prescribed by the doctor has been known to cause the addiction.