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What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?

What is the best medication and dosage for alleviating anxiety (general and social anxiety) and OCD at the same time?

Prozac or paxil (paroxetine): Start with prozac. It is known to be beneficial for the individuals suffering from ocd. Most probably that general anxiety is part of ocd. If Prozac is not effective wellbutrin (bupropion) may be tried for ocd. Paxil is known to reduce social anxiety. In ocd and social anxiety, you will get better results when the medicine is combined with cognitive behavior therapy. ...Read more

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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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How can I quit the use of marijuana and defeat all of my generalized anxiety?

How can I quit the use of marijuana and defeat all of my generalized anxiety?

Multiple approaches: Important steps in treating any addiction include - develop and strengthen functional rituals to replace dysfunctional rituals of addiction, avoid contact with using friends, build social network of non-using friends. Joining a 12-step program is likely to help, esp if you find a sponsor. And most important, don't let relapse stop you from the path of recovery. Talk to ur doc about anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the suggested dose of Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and sadness?

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What is the suggested dose of Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and sadness?

Xanax (alprazolam): For anxiety, and since xanax (alprazolam) lasts up to 8 hours in your body, the recommended adult starting dose is 0.25 mg. Three times daily, then adjust dose as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the effects of using zopiclone and clonazepam together?

What are the effects of using zopiclone and clonazepam together?

Sedation: It could be excessive sedation, falls, memory problems, falls, dizziness, difficulty driving and machinery, tolerance, dependence etc rarely if taken in excess respiratory depression and coma. ...Read more

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Ugmentation of the dose of Buspar (buspirone) can replace ugmontaion of Zoloft to not have sexual side effect im on the tow medication?

Ugmentation of the  dose of Buspar (buspirone) can replace ugmontaion of Zoloft to not have sexual side effect im on the tow medication?

Treatment options: unfortunately sexual side effects are not uncommon during antidepressant (sertraline, Zoloft) therapy. Options to overcome include: 1. dosage reduction if appropriate 2 change m├ędication to one with less risk of sexual side effects (bupropion, mirtazepine) 3 non FDA approved interventions include adding a medication to over come this adverse event including but not limited too buspirone. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects on the body of Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) use for my anxiety & panic disorder?

What are the long term effects on the body of Zoloft & Xanax (alprazolam) use for my anxiety & panic disorder?

Depedence: Xanax (alprazolam) is a benzodiazepine and can causr dependece and withdrawel if stopped suddenly zoloft make cause liver and other problems depending on dose and time. ...Read more

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On 10mg of lexapro1 in the morning, use clonazepam .5 mg in the morning and .25 mg 3x the rest of the day-still having anxiety would 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) help?

On 10mg of lexapro1 in the morning, use clonazepam .5 mg in the morning and .25 mg 3x the rest of the day-still having anxiety  would 15mg Lexapro (escitalopram) help?

Maybe: If there's a partial benefit from 10mg Lexapro (escitalopram) then there's a reasonable chance higher doses would help more (standard dose range is up to 20mg). Of course this should only be done under careful supervision by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

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For what length of time can I take the benzodiazepine lorazepam for my anxiety and restlessness?

For what length of time can I take the benzodiazepine lorazepam for my anxiety and restlessness?

Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed by your doctor & on an "as needed" basis. Also, discuss with your doctor other alternative medications for your anxiety besides the benzos. ...Read more

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Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Will my marijuana addiction impede the effects of Elvanse (3x20mg daily) in the treatment of my ADHD and minor depression?

Addiction: is going to interfere with nearly every treatment. One concern with your combination of marijuana and a stimulant, is they pull different ways. Stimulants can quickly become an addiction of their own. Be certain your prescribing physician understands all drugs, recreational and prescribed, that you are taking. Many times, depression has its solution in therapy, and not just a prescription ...Read more

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Is Lexapro (escitalopram) one of the best anti anxiety drugs in the market today?

Lexapro (escitalopram) has FDA: Indications for generalized anxiety disorder ; major depressive disorder. It is an excellent medication but there are also other ssri's that are very effective in treating anxiety. See you already take xanax (alprazolam). It works very differently than taking a benzodiazapine. ...Read more

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What is the contraindications of klonopin (clonazepam) and depakote?

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What is the contraindications of klonopin (clonazepam) and depakote?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Main is history of allergy to either one. ...Read more

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After infrequent use will i then experience the same kind of rebound anxiety from the sedating effects of the lyrica (pregabalin) the following day?

After infrequent use will i then experience the same kind of rebound anxiety from the sedating effects of the lyrica (pregabalin) the following day?

Lyrica (pregabalin) and Emotions!: Be mindful of the effects of Lyrica (pregabalin) on your mental and emotional health. While considered helpful for neuropathy and perhaps even mood stabilization, Pregabalin like its sister Gabapentin (Neurontin) may have some concerning side effects that warrant a re-examination of the use of this medication. ...Read more

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Is 2 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) daily appropriate for someone going through sever stress and anxiety in a period of their life.(along with therapy)?

Is 2 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) daily appropriate for someone going through sever stress and anxiety in a period of their life.(along with therapy)?

If that is what your : Prescribes and you tolerate it well without having any difficulty with balance or driving or operating machinery, then it is an appropriate option. The dose should be kept as low as possible yet effective and for the shortest period of time, unless you have a chronic severe anxiety disorder that requires ongoing treatment. Hopefully you will learn ways therapy to utilize cognitive behavioral techniques to keep your anxiety under control so that you may eventually taper very gradually off the medication. ...Read more

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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

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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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.

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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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


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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