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A 21-year-old female asked:

I am prescribed .5 klonopin (clonazepam) i didn't take it last night because i planned to drink today. how long do i wait to take my dose i'm having awful anxiety.

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Dr. Indravadan Gatiwala
Neurology 43 years experience
Klonopin, (clonazepam) alcohol: You have to wait for 48 hours after taking Klonopin (clonazepam) to drink alcohol.Using Klonopin (clonazepam) with alcohol may lead to decreased mental and motor function. Symptoms may include feelings of depression or drowsiness. Increased side effects such as dizziness, slow and difficult breathing, confusion, and/or loss of coordination.
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
You can take it now: Just avoid drinking alcohol after taking this medicine. If you have to drink take no more than one or two drinks maximum as the effects will add up and make you drunk more easily.

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