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is it possible for you to die from drinking alcohol with klonopin (clonazepam) and antidepressants?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
35 years experience Psychiatry
Yes...: It's possible to die from drinking alcohol all by itself, if you drink enough. It's more hazardous to drink on top of Klonopin (clonazepam), since it acts like alcohol in some ways. It's also more risky to drink on top of antidepressants, as the risk of seizures increases (and the antidepressant won't work as well). "possible" to die doesn't mean it's likely, but why risk it?
Answered on Feb 21, 2016
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Even more likely if you have untreated sleep apnea and 20% of people with depression have sleep apnea and most don't even know it.
Nov 18, 2013

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