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Can clonazepam be used to treat insomnia due to ADHD stimulant medications?

Can clonazepam be used to treat insomnia due to ADHD stimulant medications?

Not the best idea: Clonazapam can be habit forming and addictive. It's in a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics or downers. Stimulant medications can be considered uppers. So you take an upper in the morning and a downer at night? It doesn't seem wise, right. One can build up a tolerance to clonazapam, and over time, require higher and higher doses, leading to other problems like memory loss. Avoid it. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

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


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Can someone please explain to me the difference between: 1. Xanax and klonopin, 2. Different add vs. Adhd medications and 3. Opinions on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

Can someone please explain to me the difference between: 1. Xanax and klonopin, 2. Different add vs. Adhd medications and 3. Opinions on pristiq (desvenlafaxine)?

3 for 1: 1.Klonopin lasts 20 hours, xanax only 4-8- so more likely to get rebound anxiety on xanax and more feeling dependent. Keep doses low of either. 2)add = adhd names changed to sell more books.
3)pristiq is a weaker version of Effexor (venlafaxine) with fewer side effects except on your wallet. ...Read more

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I have ADHD and a panic disorder. I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 50mg daily and recently started taking Klonopin. 5mg PRN. Will this combo affect my ability to focus?

I have ADHD and a panic disorder. I take Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) 50mg daily and recently started taking Klonopin. 5mg PRN. Will this combo affect my ability to focus?

Although: The Klonopin (clonazepam) is a relatively small dose it may sedate early on in treatment! If this happens contact the prescribing provider who may want you to start with just one per day (at bed time) Ultimately the sedation will lift!
Hope this helps!
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I'm taking wellbutrin/pristiq/klonopin for depression/anxiety and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for ADHD. Is that ok with all 4 meds? I feel great!

I'm taking wellbutrin/pristiq/klonopin for depression/anxiety and Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) for ADHD. Is that ok with all 4 meds? I feel great!

Multiple medication: Welbutrin is medication for treatment of depression.
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is medication for treatment of depression
and anxiety.
Klonopin is medication for treatment of anxiety
Vyvance is a medication for treatment of ADHD. Its side effect include symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Welbutrin, Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Klonopin also have side effects. Please see a Psychiatrist for definitive diagnosis and side effect ...Read more

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Is it safe taking bupropion er 150mg and lexapro20mg for depression, methylphenidate 20mg three times a day for ADHD, klonopin 3mg and lisinopril/hctz?

Is it safe taking bupropion er 150mg and lexapro20mg for depression, methylphenidate 20mg three times a day for ADHD, klonopin 3mg and lisinopril/hctz?

Polypharmacy: This large mix of drugs has troublesome side effects- especially increased risk of seizure and reduced seizure resistence. Please check with your doc about this combination of drugs and the side effect mix. ...Read more

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Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia. Advice?

Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia. Advice?

Drug interactions: Your symptoms are possibly related to the number and types of medications that you are taking. Please consult your psychiatrist or personal physician for a complete medication review. ...Read more

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What should be avoided while taking clonazepam?

What should be avoided while taking clonazepam?

Agree w Dr Duriez: I agree w dr duriez, alcohol, opiates. Also pot, other street drugs. If the Clonazepam was prescribed 4 anxiety w/out any referral 4 psychotherapy, it'a easy to get overly dependent on the medication, leading to taking it more + more. After a while it will be less + less effective. Cognitive behavioral therapy 4 anxiety is effective, especially (for some types of anxiety) exposure based therapy. ...Read more

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Would I die if I took clonazepam and drank?

Would I die if I took clonazepam and drank?

Possibly: It is recommended you not use alcohol while taking any tranquilizer. The two substances can potentiate each other and have dramatic effects. ...Read more

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Does clonazepam cause fatigue?

Does clonazepam cause fatigue?

Clonazepam: Yes it can cause sedation and fatigue depending on the dose and if u. R used to it or not. ...Read more

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Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

Does clonazepam cause weight gain?

It is possible: Weight gain or weight loss are possible side effects from clonazepam. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam help with increased heart?

Can clonazepam help with increased heart?

Increased heart?: Clonazepam can help with heart palpitations associated with panic attacks or severe symptoms of anxiety. It does not increase heart rate. ...Read more

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Clonazepam and a tubal ligation, is it okay?

Clonazepam and a tubal ligation, is it okay?

Ok for what?: If you are on a prescribed amount of clonazepam, there are no contraindications for surgery. If we are talking about you, am not sure why a 50 year old would need a tubal ligation - it certainly wouldn't be the preferred method for contraception. If you are having surgery, the anesthesiologist will take a history of your medications, among many other things, and will determine whether it's ok. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clonazepam while pregnant?

Is it safe to take clonazepam while pregnant?

No: Clonazepan is a long-acting benzodiazepine, pregnancy category d, meaning positive risk to the fetus. Discuss w/ OB risk to fetus vs benefit to you. If quitting, should be tapered off to avoid withdrawal symptoms. Buspar (buspirone) is category b & may provide temporary option during your pregnancy. Be sure to take your pre-natal vitamins (folic acid especially). ...Read more

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Why would a cardiologist prescribe clonazepam?

Why would a cardiologist prescribe clonazepam?

Clonazepam: A cardiologist is a fully licensed physician, also trained in internal medicine. There are multiple conditions for which this medication can be prescribed. One would need to ask either the patient or the physician presuming one had a reason or permission to know. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for clonazepam overdose?

What is the treatment for clonazepam overdose?

Mostly supportive: While there is an "antidote" to the benzodiazepines called flumazenil, (clonazepam) this is not completely effective and is also very short-lived. Typically, overdose is treated by providing respiratory support (possibly including intubation), as well as fluids and medications to keep up the blood pressure and heart rate, while waiting for the drug to wear off. Charcoal, dialysis, etc, tend to be unhelpful. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) your blood pressure?

Can klonopin (clonazepam) your blood pressure?

Not sure: Your question is incomplete. Klonopin (clonazepam) may lower your blood pressure as it may reduce anxiety. It is not a blood pressure medication, however. ...Read more

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Can I take a clonazepam before getting a tattoo?

Can I take a clonazepam before getting a tattoo?

If it has been: Specifically prescribed for you - that may help to calm you. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be used to wean off of clonazepam?

Can melatonin be used to wean off of clonazepam?

Klonopin (clonazepam) wean: Melatonin plus tofranil (imipramine) (a tricyclic antidepressant) have been used while gradually tapering the benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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Can I drink on atenolol and klonopin (clonazepam)?

Can I drink on atenolol and klonopin (clonazepam)?

Very, very minimal: A very small amount of low % alcohol - beer, wine on a special occasion may be ok, but there are moderately risky effects of mixing these. You may lower blood pressure too much (your Rx mix already can do it) and you may be dizzy, faint or make errors - do not drive! Try to find a better way to enjoy yourself. ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam be combined?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam be combined?

Zoloft (sertraline): Fairly common combination. Usually Klonopin (clonazepam) is prescribed in evening. Caution about dependency issues in the long-run. ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) and trazodone for sleep safe?

Klonopin (clonazepam) and trazodone for sleep safe?

Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this combination. ...Read more

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Are clonazepam, lorazepam, triazolam the same drug?

Are clonazepam, lorazepam, triazolam the same drug?

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 more

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Can clonazepam cause extreme fatigue during the day?

Can clonazepam cause extreme fatigue during the day?

Klonopin (clonazepam): If symptom started after starting the medication or after increasing the dose. ...Read more

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) the answer to social phobia?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) the answer to social phobia?

Just a temporary fix: The real treatment, will be a combination of cognitive behavior therapy, with or without anti-anxiety medications, depending in the severity of the symptoms. The goal is that you will be able to control your phobia through learning different tool to put mind over mood, and stop the medications. It may take 3-6 months or longer, but it will help you feel a lot better in the long run. ...Read more

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Can taking too much clonazepam cause you to pee alot?

Can taking too much clonazepam cause you to pee alot?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Rare side-effect of Klonopin (clonazepam) is incontinence. Best to check for other causes such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) given for Alzheimer's disease?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) given for Alzheimer's disease?

Sometimes: It is not indicated for any dementia; and some controvery and opinions exist about the limitations when using benzodiazepines in older patients; but still, it can be used to address certain symptoms (like severe anxiety) if the potential benefit outweigh risks, in the eyes of the prescribing dr. It is not routinely prescribed for this, ask the dr for the reasons in this particular case. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more