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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?
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
I'm taking 25mgs of nortriptylne for depression & 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety daily. Can i take Dulcolax for bad constipation?
Can I take Xanax (alprazolam) with my neurontin and amitriptyline (both for migraines)? Was prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) for panic attacks.
Hi, I am taking celexa 20 mg for depression and anxiety and klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and panic. Could I replace the klonopin (clonazepam) with amitriptyline safely?
Not enough info: Switching medications requires knowledge of your entire clinical situation. You need to discuss with prescribing doctor reason for changing any med and how to do so. Also you must be seen and carefully monitored for symptoms and side effects. I hope this helps. ...Read more
I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?
Xanax (alprazolam): I don't really recommend short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) for panic, they are associated with inter-dose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety , discuss the issue with your psychiatrist, otherwise the combination is ok. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not good idea: Sleeping pills should only be taken here and there, now and then, not everyday for weeks/months/years. Sleeping pills should be effective through the night and stop working by morning, which means they should have short half-lives. Diazepam has a 20-100 hour half-life, so it is still in your system all day the next day and is not a good idea as a sleeping pill. ...Read more
Probably not: What you are describing sounds more like a physical dependence. It could be an addiction if you are doing this avoid responsibility or withdraw from reality. In general, these types of meds lose their effectiveness fairly fast. Depending on the dose, you may suffer withdrawal symptoms as severe as seizures if your dosage is high. You should discuss with your doc-maybe an addiction doc if indicated. ...Read more
I have mild gastritis and IBS .I am taking librax (clinidium and chlordiazepoxide) with cilidium for ibs.What should I take for gastritis. Prilosec or pantoprazole?
Hello, Iam taking remeron 30 mg daily, for sleeping. Can I take paroxitine or zoloft (sertraline) with it for social anxiety?
Yes you can: You can take Remeron (mirtazapine) along with an SSRI. There is a slight increased risk for serotonin syndrome. However, your doctor can advise you on the risks, benefits and side effects of your medicine and monitor you accordingly. This combination is usually well tolerated in healthy younger patients. Best wishes! ...Read more
Why would dr prescribe klonopin (clonazepam) to a recovering addict for insomnia? Tried seraquel, serequel xr, and trazadone to no avail
Klonopin (clonazepam) : Klonopin (clonazepam) can be used for detoxification or treatment of severe anxiety. Klonopin (clonazepam) is sometimes prescribed to assist with insomnia because it is often sedating. It is clear that previous trials of strong medications to aid your sleep were not helpful. Your doctor may have considered using Klonopin (clonazepam) because trials with other medications were not successful. Klonopin (clonazepam) falls into a class of medications called benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are mood altering substances with risk for tolerance / addiction. There is a degree of inherent risk when an addict is taking potentially addictive medications. It is especially important for patients with addictions to ask questions about any medications that might be prescribed and to insure that their medical providers are aware of their specific addictions. Exploring solutions that pose no risk to your sobriety may benefit you. Dr bunt's recommendation for progressive muscle relaxation is excellent. Another option is auricular (ear) acupuncture. It can be used in combination with progressive muscle relaxation or as a stand alone treatment. It will not pose the risk of medication side effects or endangering your sobriety. There are safe, simple and effective acupuncture protocols for both addiction and insomnia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depression: Yes, you can take your "pain and depression" meds but you really should set up an early appointment to see a Psychologist. If done properly you will be very grateful to the Psychologist. You might, over time, also get rid of your two meds. ...Read more
Wellbutrin4anxiety, lansoprazole4reflux, plaquenil4an ai. Ibs&gastroparisis. Elavil (amitriptyline) for nerve pain &zantac 4 nite gas bloat. Can i take melatonin?
I take Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and Vicodin for chronic pain. At 9am atook 3 mg Xanax (alprazolam) can I take my dose of. 18.75 mg 7.5/300 of vicodin at 5pm. Medicatio?
No: The doses of both of those meds are in my opinion well above recommended limits. Speak with the doctor who prescribes them. ...Read more
I usually take ativan PRN (need basis) but my doc wants to swtich me to xanax (alprazolam) PRN is 24 hours in between taking an ativan and taking a xanax (alprazolam) ok?
Ativan, Xanax (alprazolam): I commend you for using AtivanPRN. Both Ativan and Xanax (alprazolam) are Benzodiazepines for treatment of Anxiety. 24 hours in between taking an Ativan and taking a Xanax (alprazolam) is ok as the effect of Ativan lasts for about 6 hours. Do following to decrease use of medication for Anxiety: •Therapy •Breathing and Music Relaxation •Visual Imagery of national Parks •Meditation, •Yoga •Tai Chi ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers