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Adhd And Clonazepam
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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'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
I was on klonopin 3 mg about to raise it to 4mg along with my prozak adhd meds like dextroamphetamine Concerta vyvanse and Adderall,trazodone, and multiple others like 7 months ago when I suddenly was taking off my insurance and I suffered so
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
Been seeing docs since childhood. ADHd, bipolar, anxiety. On lamictal, lithium, klonopin, vyvanse, opana and symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine). Chief complaint anhedonia.advice?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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