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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)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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.
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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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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