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I'm on klonopin (clonazepam) for long term use and it's not helping. I need something that will mask the anxiety. Any advice for other benzos? I've tried ssris

I'm on klonopin (clonazepam) for long term use and it's not helping. I need something that will mask the anxiety. Any advice for other benzos? I've tried ssris

Advise alternatives: If you have developed tolerance to Klonopin (clonazepam) it is likely the same thing will occur with a different benzo. There are many other options including different medications , relaxation techniques and psychotherapy. ...Read more

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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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Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more

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Have prescription for 1mg klonopin, (clonazepam) I normally take it every Sunday night, as I have anxiety and trouble sleeping. Is it ok to use this once a week?

That's a low dose: and an infrequent use pattern. Good for avoiding dependence, but I wonder why you need it only on Sunday PM's? Do you sleet the other nights? Are you dreading work/school on Monday AM's? Probably ought to check out why and address that. Psychologists are great for just this kind of problem. ...Read more

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Is Yohimbine safe to use while on Fluoxetine, Abilify, (aripiprazole) Buproprion and a very low dose of Propranolol? Meds for anxiety. Klonopin as needed.

Is Yohimbine safe to use while on Fluoxetine, Abilify, (aripiprazole) Buproprion and a very low dose of Propranolol? Meds for anxiety. Klonopin as needed.

The risk here is: Between All the others you list! Some are very risky! Be sure your provider is watching you closely and try to stop some. ED is not your biggest worry and Yohimbine has side effects. Be careful - if your provider is not a psych specialist - you might want a consult when multi-pharma issues arise. Add CBT Tx for best outcome and less risks. You're too young for so many meds. Best! ...Read more

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Take 150mg of zoloft,30mg of Buspar (buspirone) pid.have access to.05mg Ativan&1mg klonopin prn.For high anxiety days or help sleep.Use Zzzquil instead for sleep?

Take 150mg of zoloft,30mg of Buspar (buspirone) pid.have access to.05mg Ativan&1mg klonopin prn.For high anxiety days or help sleep.Use Zzzquil instead for sleep?

Medications interact: Zzzquil is Diphenhydramine 50 mg, an antihistamine. In combo with Zoloft, BusPar (buspirone), (buspirone) Ativan and/or Klonopin it may increase dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating. Zoloft and BusPar (buspirone) increase serotonin and rarely may cause serious serotonin syndrome in which case seek immediate medical attention. Sleep hygiene is best for sleep with meds as necessary, Work with prescriber, Best regards. ...Read more

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Postpartum 12wks anxiety&OCD. Ob prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) for short term use as I don't do well with ssri. Is this safe with breastfeeding? Recommendations

Postpartum 12wks anxiety&OCD. Ob prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) for short term use as I don't do well with ssri. Is this safe with breastfeeding? Recommendations

Check with doctor: Klonopin (clonazepam) gets into breast milk and can cause side effects in your baby. However, some reports say risks are very low. Best to check with pediatrician or family doctor. Decide what's best for you and your baby. Taking Klonopin (clonazepam) and bottle feeding may be a good alternative. You're calmer and your baby will benefit. ...Read more

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On Klonopin for yrs, .25 x 3qday lately i don't feel like its helping. Seems/feel like it makes my anxiety worse not better or calm it? Possible?

Possible: Certainly not everybody responds well to this type of medication. You're also very early to decide. Your best course of action is to discuss this concern with the prescriber. ...Read more

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Please explain who has experience with klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety?

Please explain who has experience with klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety?

Psychiatrists.: It is wise to seek help from a specialist, such as a psychiatrist, however internists and family practitioners are good choices as well. ...Read more

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I was prescribed klonopin (clonazepam). 0.5MG daily for anxiety. Can this drug be taken in a as needed basis and discontinued suddenly?

Take as prescribed: Drugs should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Generally, Klonopin (clonazepam) is prescribed as a daily medication rather than taken on an as needed basis since it does not start working immediately (can take up to 30 minutes or longer). Any discontinuation of a medication, especially one taken daily, should be discussed with the prescribing physician first. Better options exist for prn use ...Read more

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What is the max daily dose of klonopin (clonazepam) can I take on a need basis when my anxiety gets acute. I normally take 0.75 regularly.

What is the max daily dose of klonopin (clonazepam) can I take on a need basis when my anxiety gets acute. I normally take 0.75 regularly.

Depends: Depending on your health history, 4 mg per day is the maximum dose. You should discuss this with the physician prescribing the medication as he/she will better understand you medical condition. ...Read more

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Have taken 1.5 mg in total today of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety, still feeling anxious, is it ok to maybe take .5 more now for going to bed???

Have taken 1.5 mg in total today of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety, still feeling anxious, is it ok to maybe take .5 more now for going to bed???

Doubtful: Taking more of the recommended prescribed dosage can be unsafe, as the medicine was probably not prescribed in that dosage. Taking too much of a medicine like this can lead to unwanted side effects and possibly an overdose. The best advice is to talk to your doctor first. If your doctor is not available I would see an emergency room doctor for evaluation and possible alternative medicines. ...Read more

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Been taking klonopin (clonazepam) for a while at night for anxiety. Lately I have been having more anxiety after it takes effect. What's that about?

Been taking klonopin (clonazepam) for a while at night for anxiety. Lately I have been having more anxiety after it takes effect. What's that about?

Tolerance?: You could be having tolerance to Clonazepam (Klonopin), taking more to achieve desired effects. Related to this is the pharmacodynamics and kinetics of benzodiazepines (similar to alcohol) in that as your body metabolizes the drug it increases agitation which can result in seizures (in extreme cases). Consider alternative treatments for anxiety including other medication options and psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Combine klonopin with cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety?

Combine klonopin with cymbalta (duloxetine) for anxiety?

Common: You should be in psychotherapy and discuss with your psychotherapists other ways to decrease your anxiety. However, combining clonopin and Cymbalta (duloxetine) is very common in the midwest. I see no contraindications to doing this. Although antidepressants are often touted as being able to take care of anxiety, the reality is that the only do this at the most 50% of the time. Therefore about 50% of patients with combined depression and anxiety will require both the anti-depressant and psychotherapy or benzodiazepine type medications to alleviate their anxiety. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Which is better, Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin for anxiety?

Which is better, Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin for anxiety?

Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin: there is no such thing as "better", "best or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...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