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A 24-year-old member asked:

Would adding clonazepam to methadone and oxycontin help my pain control?

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: Taking a drug like Clonazepam with opiates can put you at risk for respiratory depression.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 40 years experience
Methadone and oxycon: Firstly both Methadone and Oxycontin are long acting - i would ask why are you taking two long acting medications together. Secondly the use of benzodiazepines such as cloeazepam are not recommended with Methadone - there have been reported deaths from this combination.
Dr. Einar Ottestad
Pain Management 20 years experience
No: As above, i generally use only one long acting opioid. I almost never add a benzo to an opioid, especially methadone, as risk of death significantly increases.
Dr. Carlo Hatem
Pulmonary Critical Care 26 years experience
No: Clonazepam is a sedating drug, not a pain killer. Adding Clonazepam to the medications you are taking can increase the risk of death or severe injury.
Last updated Apr 17, 2017

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