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A 59-year-old female asked:

Can ativan (lorazepam) and clonazepam be taken on the same day?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Anxiety Medications: Both Ativan (lorazepam) and Clonanzepam are medications for Anxiety in decreasing Anxiety thoughts and anxiety feeling, EITHER Medication in Adequate dose can help. At age 59, going through stresses of relationships, marriage, separation, divorce, parenting, children leaving home, feeling lonely, work and finances do cause Anxiety. Consider Therapy and medication by Psychiatrist Breathing Relaxation Yoga
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Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: Please be careful of the compounded effects however.
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Diagnosis needs to be made for Decision for Medication. Medication benefits, side effects, and interaction needs to be discussed in the office.
Apr 12, 2016
Dr. William Gaya
Neurology 31 years experience
Clonazepam : It is very good that you identified that these two medications belong to the same category. The combination may result in unpredictable synergy or augmentation of sedative side effect. Check with prescribing doctor and make him aware that you have the two prescriptions. He will guide you as of which one to stay on and how to improve its efficacy without adding another drug in same category.
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Last updated Dec 15, 2021

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