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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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How much clonazepam would be an overdose?

How much clonazepam would be an overdose?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Any medication exceeding maximum daily recommended dose is considered od. ...Read more

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Can you die easily from an overdose of clonazepam?

Any OD can kill: Absolutely.

Over dosing on a sedative is extremely dangerous. It can kill
if you find that your prescribed Clonazepam sedates you to much, talk to your doctor.

If you or someone you know is intentionally trying to od, please call 911 and get help. ...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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Out of curiosity I have seen my friend take 12 one mg klonopin (clonazepam). How many mg would it take to overdose?

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That's really high: 12 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) is incredibly high. Are you sure that's the drug? What happened to your friend? Klonopin (clonazepam) is not something to sniff at and can potentially be lethal. I am cautious with any dose of more than 1 mg. ...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 are the tests for clonazepam overdose?

Chemical testing: There are chemical tests to detect Clonazepam levels in the blood. Often, however, if overdose is suspected, an antidote will be given empirically and, if the patient responds, the diagnosis is confirmed. ...Read more

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What can klonopin (clonazepam) overdose do?

...and death: It is easy to overdose on klonopin, (clonazepam) because Klonopin (clonazepam) like any other benzodiazepine is a CNS depressant. The overdose symptoms are: dizziness, somnolence, confusion, coma, respiratory and cardiovascular depression and death. Never share this medicine with another person or self medicate.
If any concerns talk to your treating physician for more information. ...Read more

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What are signs of a klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Sedation up to death: Klonopin (clonazepam) overdose is serious and should be treated at the emergency room immediately. It can lead to respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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What are the tests for klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Klonopin (clonazepam) OD: Urine screen positive for benzodiazepines. Only other indicators are level of alertness & vital signs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: clonazepam overdose?

Sedation: Clonazipam is a benzodiazepam, which usually has a very sedating effect. Overdose can include drowsiness, confusion, in coordination, and even coma. If combined with alcohol and some other drugs, the symptoms can be even more extreme. Treatment includes pumping the stomach and certain medications. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Klonopin OD: Klonopin (Clonazepam) a benzodiazepine medication that is used to treat panic disorder & to prevent & treat seizures. It has been used for many other conditions as well. Overdose symptoms can include: lack of coordination, confusion, slow reflexes, coma & death. ...Read more

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What is the max dose of Clonazepam you can take a day in case of emergency? I can't remember if my dr said 2 or 4 mg before overdose

Different doses: clonazepam is a tranquilizer and each person reacts differently Some tolerate clonazepam at higher doses while others it just takes a small dose. You need to see how you react to a small dose. Some take 2 mg two to three times a day and yet others cannot take more than a half mg bid Ask you provider for your correct dose ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a clonazepam overdose?

What are signs and symptoms of a clonazepam overdose?

Sedation, coma: The primary symptom of overdose is sedation and confusion, which can progress to a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and eventually respiratory depression, coma, and death. If you suspect Clonazepam overdose, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, as quick intervention can literally be lifesaving. ...Read more

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Klonopin 4mg seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mg will I overdose?

Klonopin 4mg seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mg will I overdose?

Tolerating?: Everyone has a different tolerance to medications. Both of the above can be very sedating. For those with a high tolerance sedation is not an issue. Unless you have liver or kidney disease these doses are not excessive. Again ck with your dr about making adjustments if you are too sedated and do not drive or operate dangerous machinery. ...Read more

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Could a dose of methadone plus 15mg of klonopin (clonazepam) be a fatal overdose?

Could a dose of methadone plus 15mg of klonopin (clonazepam) be a fatal overdose?

Would depend: It would depend on the dose of Methadone given and the tolerance level of the individual for both Methadone and klonopin (clonazepam).
That is a very large dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) - I certainly would suggest a visit to the er.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for mixing like 20mg of clonazepam and 30 mg of risperdal to cause a overdose?

The only reason that: I can think of that someone would ask that question is if they were planning to hurt themselves. When people announce that, even on an anonymous website, I view it as a call for help. I strongly urge you to get mental health counseling, either by telling your primary care provider that you are having these thoughts or going to an emergency department. Hotline help available at 1-800-784-2433 ...Read more

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What is the treatment for clonazepam overdose?

What is the treatment for clonazepam overdose?

Mostly supportive: While there is an "antidote" to the benzodiazepines called flumazenil, (clonazepam) this is not completely effective and is also very short-lived. Typically, overdose is treated by providing respiratory support (possibly including intubation), as well as fluids and medications to keep up the blood pressure and heart rate, while waiting for the drug to wear off. Charcoal, dialysis, etc, tend to be unhelpful. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

See below: I'd have er doctor decide : (treatment may involve "pumping the stomach, " taking certain medicines. Very imporant: once stabilized and cleaned, very close follow up in psychotherapy is a must! (especially if intentional od). ...Read more

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How quickly will an overdose of klonopin (clonazepam) and oxycodone kill you?

How quickly will an overdose of klonopin (clonazepam) and oxycodone kill you?

In minutes: An overdose of this combination can lead to respiratory depression. Brain damage will occur minutes after one stops breathing with death from cardiac arrest following shortly thereafter. ...Read more

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How hard is it overdose on my medicine I'm on 1.5 mg of klonopin 80 mg of inderal (propranolol) and 45 mg of remeron at night that's it wife says its a lot?

Medication Question: It would be best for you to contact your prescribing physician. If meds are prescribed by different physicians contact one of them and ask about all three in combination. You would be well served to contact a psychologist to help you deal with your anxiousness. That may help to relieve some of your other symptoms too. According to the cdc 90% of all doctor visits in the us are caused by stress. ...Read more

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Is 90 mg (w/ crown royal) of clonazepam enough to overdose a 260 lb woman? My mum is trying to commit suicide again and I can't get help, because if I do no one will take care of me and my two younger brothers. I have her sleeping, her air ways are clear,

CALL: Call 911! if I knew where you were, I would have called them by now myself! Your mum is at severe, extreme risk of death - especially if she falls asleep! Please do not hesitate any longer! The most common cause of death in that kind of overdose is the person falls asleep and stops breathing - game over! She is also at extreme risk of vomitting in her sleep, and choking to death on the vomit! Do you really want your mum to die that way, right in front of your eyes?!? Please, call 911 now! If you need help caring for your self and your brothers, the social worker at the hospital can help you with that. Having survived an overdose before does not mean she won't die this time! She is at extremely high risk of death! ...Read more

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Help..... Overdose question my friend has taken 40 - 5/325 oxycodone, 4 - 75mg anitriptyline, 4 1mg clonazepam, and 4-5 5 mg vailum.... I had him drink vinegar and he has thrown up several times with in 10 minutes of taking the pills and he has drank some

911 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!: This is a medical emergency. The combination of pills your friend took is life threatening. This is not a time to try home care. You need to get off the computer and asking advice and call 911 now! Call for an ambulance now! Your friend is in dire need of immediate medical care or he quite likely will die! Call 911 now! ...Read more

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I overdosed on benedryl, klonopin (clonazepam) and trazadone 2 days ago. I'm having droopy eyes, blurred vision, etc Is this life threatening or will it wear off?

I overdosed on benedryl, klonopin (clonazepam) and trazadone 2 days ago. I'm having droopy eyes, blurred vision, etc Is this life threatening or will it wear off?

Side effects: You need a complete re-evaluation of your daily medications!!!!!! The effect of your overdose is over but HOW DID IT HAPPEN?? Seek mental health professional please!!!!!
Good luck
Hope this helps
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Can you take clonazepam daily?

Only if directed so: It can be if the prescribing physician directs you to take it daily. However, long term daily use of this medication puts you at risk for becoming dependent on it and it does have significant side effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about clonazepam?

Can you tell me about clonazepam?

Benzodiazepine: Clonazepam (klonopin) is in the benzodiazepine class of medications. It is used most often for anxiety or seizures. Taken usually 2-3x/d.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I stop taking clonazepam?

How can I stop taking clonazepam?

Slowly: Depending on how long you have been taking this medication and how high of a dose you are taking, patients should taper off of this medication slowly. Your doctor can discuss with you a schedule that will allow you to safely come off of this medication. Stopping this medication abruptly could lead to some fairly serious consequences. ...Read more

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What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

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

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


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Flumazenil (Definition)

Flumazenil is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more