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Allergic To Klonopin
Would it be feasible I could get an allergic reaction from baclofen if I was allergic to klonopin (clonazepam)?
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
If I was going to have an allergic reaction to klonopin (clonazepam) like Anaphylactic shock would I have already? I took it at 930
YES: An anaphylactic reaction develops within seconds to minutes after taking the substance you are allergic to. I hope this reassures you. ...Read more
I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic batrim and another to klonopin (clonazepam). Do these two drugs have a common ingredient?
No: These are different drugs, and do not share ingredients. We would need to know what you specifically experienced with these medications to determine whether you're truly "allergic, " or the drugs simply cause unpleasant side effects. ...Read more
What's the strongest thing a dr can perscribe 4sleep? I have severe insomnia xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, trazadone, venlaflaxine or nothing helps. Allergic ambian
If you have not: Had a sleep study, you need to get one done. It should not take that much medication to get you to sleep. I am not going to say that I've never seen that be the case, but I will never try that many sleeping medications without getting a sleep study. There is a 20% chance of anyone with depression having sleep apnea and vice versa. That is something that needs to be looked into as well as the more than 80 sleep disorders that have been defined so far. You also should be practicing sleep hygiene. If you can google that term and that will be a website that will come up from vassar college counseling that gives two pages of excellent sleep hygiene recommendations. If you have post-traumatic stress disorder, Minipress can be an option. Otherwise, your doctors next option would be seroquel (quetiapine). Or low-dose doxepin. ...Read more
Can taking prozac, prilosec, klonopin, or mirena (levonorgestrel) birth control cause allergic skin reaction from getting in a tanning bed?
I take 1mg klonopin daily. I take half twice a day so .5 twice a day by breaking in half. I have a written script for Friday. I didn't realize there was 31 days in October so I'm one day short and tonmorow is thanksgiving. I tried getting a hold of the Do
You will be fine: Your answer about contacting the doctor was not completed. Not clear if you were able to contact. That is the correct thing to do. Another option is to go to your pharmacy and explain your situation. The pharmacist can attempt to contact your doctor on your behalf. Either way, you will most likely manage between Thanksgiving and Friday, when you can get your script filled. ...Read more
What could happen if a person overdosed on 2-3grams of propanolol and 60 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam)?
Serious: These are very high doses of both medications. The propanolol can cause severe hypotension or bradycardia, or even cardiac arrest. The klonopin (clonazepam) can cause severe respiratory depression. This person needs to be in the hospital for at least observation, if not medications to support heart rate and blood pressure, and to reverse the klonipin. ...Read more
Benzodiazepine: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine, the same class of medication as Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Restoril (temazepam), versed (midazolam) and others. It is fda approved for the treatment of seizure disorder (epilepsy) and panic disorder. Has other uses having to do with neurologic or psychiatric problems. Is a controlled substance due to addictive potential. ...Read more
Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the brains reward area surge abruptly. Usually there are neurons in the brain that inhibit this result, by downregulating dopamine-producing neurons. Benzos like Klonopin (clonazepam) inhibit these "inhibitory" neurons -- taking the brakes off the Dopamine surge. ...Read more
Need details!: Low for one high for another--and people can develop dependency, requiring and tolerating higher and higher doses that seem "low". If you are taking, say, a few mg a day and the dose is stable, you are probably ok, but klonipin should always be supervised by someone knowledgable and attentive. ...Read more
Rare: That is an extremely high dosage. Your doctor would have to have a unique reason to prescribe that, such as failing numerous others meds and therapy. ...Read more
As needed: Usually it is not recommended to take medications like Klonopin (clonazepam) on a daily basis as it is easy to develop dependence and tolerance to this medication. If your psychiatrist recommends it daily then I would take that advice as he/she knows the severity of your anxiety disorder. ...Read more
About a day: Klonopin's clinical effects last about twelve hours, so it most likely is gone after about thirty-six hours from your blood stream. If you are inquiring about this for drug tests, keep in mind that this is general information from my practice, and may not be correct for you or your situation. ...Read more
Klonopin (clonazepam): Has a half-life of 30 – 40 hours. ...Read more
Your doctor: Your doctor will recommend a tapering dose to minimize adverse effects of medication discontinuation. ...Read more
Klonopin (clonazepam) lasts long: Klonopin is usually given twice a day. Xanax (alprazolam) is given 3-4 times a day. Klonopin has a longer half-life (the ammount of time it take for you to get rid of half of the dose through metabolism / elimination) it is also easier to come off Klonopin through gradual dose reduction. There are other differences reported by some patients. (more euphoria with xanax). ...Read more
The answer is four 1/2 lives... taken from a pharmacology website: After 4 half-lives the amount of drug (6.25%) is considered to be negligible regarding its therapeutic effects.
Given that Klonopin doesnt have major active metabolites, and the average one-day 1/2 life of Klonopin (though some texts cite 20-80 hours, theres no way its anywhere near 80 hours in real-world practice ...Read more
Depends on why: Detox from Klonopin (clonazepam) depends on why it was taken in the first place. If taken for an anxiety disorder, a replacement eg SSRI helps and I reduce gradually (0.25mg per week) to prevent relapse. I would recommend reduction of 10-25% of dose per week otherwise. Some detoxes are much faster but that is unpleasant. ...Read more
Yes, reluctantly: Clonazepam is used for anxiety reduction, it has little sleep inducing effect. Ambien (zolpidem) is for sleep induction, it has little anti-anxiety effect. However, together you could get more than an additive effect, which could be dangerous. Talk to your doctor about the uses for each, then consider trying the one that fits your problem the better. There are other ways to solve these problems as well! ...Read more