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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 more
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!
Welbutrin is medication for treatment of depression.
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) is medication for treatment of depression
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
See a psychiatrist: Psychiatrist will work closely with you to develop a medication plan that is best. ...Read more
My Dr retired and the new person took me off my Ritalin 10mg tid for ADHD and narc and klonopin for restless legs cold turnery is good WO LD someone a?
What is your questio: What is your question. You can resubmit and we will try to answer ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
Klonopin (clonazepam): If symptom started after starting the medication or after increasing the dose. ...Read more
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
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
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