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5 Clonazepam Vs 1mg Lorazepam
Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more
Individual variation: Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others prefer a longer acting agent and taking it less frequent. However it does not always follow what seems to be simple pharmacokinetics. I.E. Some people need to take Klonopin just as frequent as lorazepam. For more info, check suggested healthtap apps. ...Read more
Lorazepam > sedation: Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam. Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sleep aide and to decrease anxiety and usually makes you feel more relaxed. Both drugs although in the same family have a slightly different mechanism of action ...Read more
I took Clonazepam 1mg yesterday and I have a bottle of 9 month old Ativan (lorazepam) which is .5mg. Is it okay for me to take some of the ativan (lorazepam)? I ran out of clonazepam and I currently don't have a primary.
Not ok.: The relative dosages may be equivalent for you or not, and the effectiveness may be equivalent or not. But there medico-legal problems. The Ativan (lorazepam) is not now prescribed for you, now, so you are self-medicating with a controlled drug. It is unlikely that you will be put in jail for this, but it contributes to a picture that you may not be fully willing to work a doctor with a controlled drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say: Since it depends if we are talking about acutely, where it takes twice as much Clonazepam to equal the clinical effects of lorazepam. However, once Clonazepam reaches it's steady state, it is actually twice a potent as lorazepam. So, initially you might need 3 mg of Clonazepam four times a day for the first day to feel the same effects, but you quickly have to reduce down to 1 mg three time/d. ...Read more
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 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Slowly and with care: Of the prescribing professional or other physician. Serious withdrawal symptoms can occur with too rapid withdrawal or withdrawal without medication coverage when any benzodiazepines are involved. Seizures are probably the most serious. It's not a good idea to do this on your own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Since i switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg back to clonazepam 2mg i don't have to take 2mg somedays just .5mg is because of the ativan (lorazepam) leaving my system?
Klonopin (clonazepam) is more: Potent than ativan, (lorazepam) and this varies a great deal between people. However, if you have a history of seizures, and you are on a significant dose of benzodiazepines, sudden reductions may increase the chance of having more seizures. There are better ways to treat anxiety over the long haul than using benzos - psychotherapy (esp cognitive behavioral therapy or cbt), antidepressants and other meds. ...Read more
Ok my dr ain't in until monday this ativan (lorazepam) is not working aniexty is horrible can I quit and go back to my clonazepam what i was taking before ativan (lorazepam)?
Switching meds: None of us know you well enough to answer that question. You may to go to the er so they can help. ...Read more
Was on klonopin for years switched to ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days now switched back to my clonazepam 2mg on my 4th day bavk on klonopin noticed mypulse been a little low high 60 to low 70's is this normal?
Can you explain if it's safe to take 2.5 mg lorazepam with 1.5 mg clonazepam plus 150 mg seroquel (quetiapine) xl?
In general, no: I don't know your medical history or what you are already taking, but that is a great deal of benzodiazepine, including one long-acting one (klonopin) and one short-acting one (lorazepam), both in doses significantly higher than recommended initial doses. If this is what your doctor is prescribing, and he knows your history and tolerance, it may be safe. Don't drive until you know how you react. ...Read more
Wondering if i can take 1mg of lorazepam after taking .5mg of clonazepam and 150mg of bupropion sr about 7 hours ago?
Why on both?: Sometimes their is a reasonable rationale for being on both Lorazepam and Clonazepam but you should why and how to take them. Discuss with your dr. The same for the wellbutrin (bupropion). You need to be clear what time of day you are taking it and why, what diagnosis, what this dose, why the combination of these medications as well as any others. Some healthtap apps can run med interactions-discuss w/dr. ...Read more
Not same group: All are sedatives but are different; clonazepam (klonopin) is long-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety @12 hours). Lorazepam (ativan) is short-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety (4-6 hours). Triazolam (halcion) is hypnotic for insomnia & is short-acting. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clonazepam: Benzodiazepines are rarely associated with elevated liver functions or clinically apparent liver injury and have not caused acute or chronic liver failure. However, there have been a few case reports about Clonazepam irritating the liver [none about Ativan] and therefore it would be considered slightly harsher.Their effect on the liver is probably due to a rarely produced intermediate metabolite. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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