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can I take klonopin and Ativan the Same day

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Qusai Bharmal
19 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Limited benefit: Hi Both medication are from the same group so I am not convinced of the additive benefit of combining both.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Discuss with Doctors: You are on the maximum dose of ativan (lorazepam).But you did not mention how often you are taking it and for how long.Klonopin(clonazipan) is another ... Read More
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Only 1 benzo : I wouldn't recommend taking more than 1 benzodiazepine at one time, unless your doctor is cross tapering off one and onto another. With 2 of these dr ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patricia Foster
44 years experience Psychiatry
Anti-anxiety meds: Sounds confusing and probably unnecessary to take both meds for anxiety. The problem may be over dosing/taking too much of these meds; both of which a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michelle King
26 years experience Psychiatry
Switching meds: You can begin klonopin (clonazepam) the next day after discontinuing ativan. The half life of ativan is about 12-15 hours. Please do not take both ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Don't really: encourage mixing your benzodiazapines. Would let your prescribing provider know about medication efficacy. Take care.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Both are benzodiazepines klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting, more potent, has anticonvulsant effects & is easier to wean off of.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
It would be best : Just to take the missed klonopin (clonazepam) and skip the Ativan as they are both benzodiazepine s but the Ativan is just short acting. At that point ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
18 years experience Psychiatry
Missed klonopin (clonazepam) dose: W/ ur history of epilepsy, its all the more important that u take ur meds just as prescribed. Klonopin (clonazepam) & Ativan = benzodiazepines; wi ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
15 years experience Psychiatry
Depends: At lower doses, conceivably, though using two different benzodiazepines and a pain killer altogether is a lot of medication, they could interact and c ... Read More
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