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A 31-year-old female asked:

My dr recently switched me from ativan to klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety. i have to take a red eye this week and would prefer to use ativan (more sedating). how long do i have to wait after taking the klonopin (clonazepam) before that would be ok?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
About 6 hrs: Klonopin (clonazepam) is usually taken twice a day so just substitute Ativan for the second dose.
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Endocrinology 53 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety is tough but you would be well looked after if you set up an appointment to see a Psychologist! Hope it goes well - please let me know.
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Last updated Sep 7, 2016

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