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A 37-year-old female asked:

my psychiatrist won't prescribe klonopin (clonazepam) and ativan together. my old psychiatrist did. why is one doctor saying it's too much and dangerous. ?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Benzidiazapines: Each provider practices differently. I personally would try to avoid prescribing two benzodiazapines.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Both are: benzodiazapines and it is not recommended to use 2 at the same time.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Benzos: Instead of prescribing 2 Benzodiazepines, using one or the other at optimized dose makes more sense.
Dr. Roxanne Lewis
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Causes anxiety.: Klonopin (clonazepam) and Ativan are both Benzodiazepines. We now know that using benzodiazepines for other than very short term treatment, ( 30 days) can cause the development of more benzo receptors in the locus coeruleus causing more anxiety. Best to not use these for long term treatment. Older Docs did not know this; Benzo's used to be prescribed forever for everything. Now this is malpractice.

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