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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Overview)

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 avoided when taking these.


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What does clonazepam .5mg look like what is on the pill?

What does clonazepam .5mg look like what is  on the pill?

Depends: What this pill looks like depends on the company that made the pill. Here is a link to a website that has images of 30 different drug manufacturers versions of this medication. It's on the right hand side of the screen. Scroll the images to see all the different versions: http://www.Cvs.Com/drug/overview.Jsp?Pid=55139. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Overview)

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 avoided when taking these.


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I took my last .125 dose of clonazepam on monday night. How long before its out of my system? Having some really bad withdraw.

I took my last .125 dose of clonazepam on monday night.  How long before its out of my system?  Having some really bad withdraw.

1/2 life is 3 days: The dose that you write for Clonazepam is unclear . A typical starting dose is 0.5mg (4 times the dose you write). The higher the dose and the longer that you have been on it, the more difficult the withdrawal. It is advisable that you decrease the dose in small increments instead of stopping it suddenly. If you were truly only on 0.125mg your withdrawal symptoms should me minimal. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: clonazepam?

Please describe the medication: clonazepam?

Benzodiazepine: 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 avoided when taking these. ...Read more

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Would you say it's easy to get the doctor to prescribe clonazepam/klonopin?

Why?: The doctor will prescribe medication based on your reported symptoms. Why do you need to know how is or not easy for a doctor to prescribed klonopin (clonazepam)? There are things that can be managed on the behavioral and cognitive levels and should be tried first. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use clonazepam as a sleep aid?

Is it okay to use clonazepam as a sleep aid?

Short term: Is ok. After a few weeks you should discontinue. If still problem? Sleep expert doctor. ...Read more

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I am taking buprenorphine, however, i ran out 3 days ago. I used clonazepam to keep from relapse. I have a drug test in morning, should I tell my dr?

I am taking buprenorphine, however, i ran out 3 days ago. I used clonazepam to keep from relapse. I have a drug test in morning, should I tell my dr?

Yes you should tell.: Drug tests vary based on what test is being required by employer or others. Sometimes benzodiazepines will be tested for and it is best you provide a prescription for your medications prior to testing including both Buprenorphine and clonazepam. Clonazepam may not be the best agent to prevent relapse if you are chronically on buprenorphine. ...Read more

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How long will it take for clonazepam be be effective?

How long will it take for clonazepam be be effective?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Depends on the dose & what it's prescribed for , usually at optimum dose the response for anxiety symptoms & insomnia is 30-45 minutes, again dose-dependent. ...Read more

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Does clonazepam work for bruxism and sleep?

Does clonazepam work for bruxism and sleep?

Yes: One of my "go to medications" for this problem. Medication, soft diet, antiinflammatory medications and a mouth guard are also very helpful. ...Read more

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How long can one stay on clonazepam 3mg ive been on for 3 years snd it works great for my GAD ive tried numerous antidepressants xanex ativan (lorazepam) nothing!

How long can one stay on clonazepam 3mg ive been on for 3 years snd it works great for my GAD ive tried numerous antidepressants xanex ativan (lorazepam) nothing!

Here's A Thought: How about working on fixing or curing or solving the problem? Three years of just numbing up or sedating the anxiety is not treating the cause of the problem. It is time to learn how to work on fixing and understanding and curing the problem. It is not life to go through your adulthood sedated every day. ...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