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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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If I was going to have an allergic reaction to klonopin (clonazepam) like Anaphylactic shock would I have already? I took it at 930

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

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Klonopin (clonazepam) side effects/allergic reactions?

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Klonopin (clonazepam) side effects/allergic reactions?

Klonopin (clonazepam) side effect: Mainly sedation, sometimes headaches & upset stomach. ...Read more

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I had an allergic reaction to the antibiotic batrim and another to klonopin (clonazepam). Do these two drugs have a common ingredient?

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

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What's the strongest thing a dr can perscribe 4sleep? I have severe insomnia xanax, (alprazolam) klonopin, trazadone, venlaflaxine or nothing helps. Allergic ambian

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

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What's the highest mg klonopin?

What's the highest mg klonopin?

Depends: If using it alot you will get tolerant so can take more but usually 2 mg dose is alot, max 4 mg/day and if combine with other sedatives like alcohol can stop breathing ...Read more

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I have a question about stopping klonopin after taking it for two years.?

I have a question about stopping klonopin after taking it for two years.?

Go slow: When weaning off klonopin or other medications in the same class "benzodiazepine" you must do so under a doctor's supervision. Some people have to go no faster than 1/8th of the dose a month to avoid tremors, nervousness, insomnia. ...Read more

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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

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What could happen if you overdosed on klonopin (clonazepam)?

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What could happen if you overdosed on klonopin (clonazepam)?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Is medical emergency that needs supportive tx in er. There is extreme sedation, confusion, loss of consciousness, slowing of metabolic activities & heart, coma & death if not resuscitated. ...Read more

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What could happen if a person overdosed on 2-3grams of propanolol and 60 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam)?

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

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What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

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

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Why is klonopin (clonazepam) addicting?

Why is klonopin (clonazepam) addicting?

Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the brain’s 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

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What is a high dosage of klonopin (clonazepam)?

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

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Can ambient be taken with klonopin (clonazepam)?

Possibly. : Not contraindicated, but both can cause sedation, decreased reaction time, memory issues which may be increased with combination. Both also have some potential for addiction and development of tolerance with chronic use. ...Read more

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Can you shoot 2 milligram klonopins (clonazepam)?

NO, very dangerous!: Don't shoot drugs! Take Klonopin (clonazepam) only as prescribed. ...Read more

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What arte signs of klonopin (clonazepam) with drawal?

What arte signs of klonopin (clonazepam) with drawal?

Seizure: The most dangerous sign of Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawl is seizure activity. However, other uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawl symptoms can include nausea, lack of coordination, unstable gait, impaired decision-making, and headaches. ...Read more

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Are some people prescribed 5mg of klonopin (clonazepam)?

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

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) better to take as needed or daily?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) better to take as needed or daily?

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

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How long will 1mg of klonopin (clonazepam) stay in my system?

How long will 1mg of klonopin (clonazepam) stay in my system?

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

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How much time does klonopin (clonazepam) stay in your system?

20 hour half-life: Klonopin (clonazepam) is one of the longer acting benzos, lasting 20hours. So twice day dosing is usually sufficient. If you are abusing it and hoping to avoid a positive drug test, if might show up in your urine up to 5 days (5- half-lives to clear any medication) ...Read more

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How should you slowly decrease your klonopin (clonazepam) dose?

Your doctor: Your doctor will recommend a tapering dose to minimize adverse effects of medication discontinuation. ...Read more

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How are xanax(alprazolam) and colazepam (klonopins) different?

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

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How long will it take 1.5 mg of klonopin to get out of my blood?

How long will it take 1.5 mg of klonopin to get out of my blood?

Four days: 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 doesn’t have major active metabolites, and the ‘average ‘ one-day 1/2 life of Klonopin (though some texts cite 20-80 hours, there’s no way it’s anywhere near 80 hours in real-world practice ...Read more

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How much time does it take to come off of klonopin (clonazepam)?

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

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Ambient versus klonopin (clonazepam) can they be taken together?

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

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Can somebody tell me how can klonopin (clonazepam) make you feel?

Calm: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used most often for anxiety or seizure treatment. It will have a calming effect when taken — things won't matter quite as much.
Hope this helps. ...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