A 24-year-old male asked:
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is it okay to drink a nonalcoholic beer while taking .5 mg klonopin (clonazepam) 2x day? i know there is a very small amount of alcohol in them.

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Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
Safe: the amount of alcohol in non-alcoholic is negligible. should be fine. be safe.
Answered on Jul 5, 2020
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Not OK in any amount: Adding any amount of alcohol to any amount of medication, especially those which suppress nervous system function (e.g. Klonopin) is never something a doctor'd ever find acceptable. Most important reason? It's dangerous. Consequences such as respiratory depression, coma, and death occur daily.
Answered on Aug 12, 2014
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I'm agreeing w/ Dr Saghafi even though others are correct to note the small amount issue. Dr. Saghafi recognizes that an unnecessary risk of a major catastrophe at even a very low probability is stupid to take. There is no need to drink a non-alcohol beer. It's a no brainer IMHO and while I'm at it - they don't taste very good either.
Aug 12, 2014
Dr. Samuel Bayles
18 years experience Child Psychiatry
the amount of alcohol in nonalcoholic beer is less than whats in a glass of fruit juice.
Aug 12, 2014

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