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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

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I took. 5 mg of Xanax at 11:30pm and but still feel some anxiety can I take. 5 mg of clonazepam to get some sleep I was just diganosed with panic and anxiety about two days ago and still feel the anxiety kicking in and I am not able to get some sleep is I

I took. 5 mg of Xanax at 11:30pm and but still feel some anxiety can I take. 5 mg of clonazepam to get some sleep I was just diganosed with panic and anxiety about two days ago and still feel the anxiety kicking in and I am not able to get some sleep is I

I wouldn't: Using 2 different versions of the same kind of medicine (alprazalam and clonazepam) doesn't really make any sense, and Klonopin takes almost 2 hours to have its full effect. Xanax (alprazolam) is very short-acting and isn't the best sleep aide in the world. There are also non-drug methods of dealing with anxiety. Talk to your doctor about a better sleep medication, if 0.5 doesn't work, using 1 mg would be next. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take clonazepam 1.25 mg twice daily for post concussion anxiety?

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Klonopin (clonazepam): If prescribed by your doctor & u r not experiencing excess sedation. ...Read more

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I have bradycardia can I safely take 25 mg of clonazepam?

I have bradycardia can I safely take 25 mg of clonazepam?

NOOOOOO!!!!: 25 mg of Clonazepam is a massive overdose (10x what is a starting dose.) please check the dosing and prescription and make sure that it is the correct medication, dose and interval. Normally, the lowest dose is 0.25 mg. Once you've made sure that the dose is correct, then yes, you can take it safely with bradycardia. ...Read more

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What is considered a dangerous amount of clonazepam I take 2mg a day but I seen people on 8 mg a day?

What is considered a dangerous amount of clonazepam I take 2mg a day but I seen people on 8 mg a day?

Any amount: Can be dangerous if not taken as prescribed. You do not want to combine CNS depressants (like alcohol and Klonopin (clonazepam)) and you don't want to abruptly discontinue chloride channel drugs (benzodiazepines and barbiturates)
With larger doses of Klonopin (clonazepam) you can see increased risk of withdrawal seizures, respiratory depression and cognitive impairment. ...Read more

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Is expired klonopin (clonazepam) safe to take? Non toxic?

Klonopin (clonazepam): I would not recommend it, mainly due to lack of potency when expired. ...Read more

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Upset stomach and feel like vomitting 2 weeks. Consistent all day. Almost done taper. 90% done. Side effect? Clonazepam and paxil (paroxetine)? I feel nauseous.

Upset stomach and feel like vomitting 2 weeks. Consistent all day. Almost done taper. 90% done. Side effect? Clonazepam and paxil (paroxetine)? I feel nauseous.

Withdrawal symptoms: Withdrawal symptoms from both Clonazepam and Paxil (paroxetine) can include nausea. You might consider slowing down your taper. Hoping you're working with your physician on this, and s/he is aware. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of clonazepam?

SE's: Clonazepam: Clonazepam is part of the benzodiazepine group of medications. These are sedatives and anti-anxiety medications. Benzo's (as they are known) are very addictive. They cause calmness and sedation.

It is very hard to break a benzo addiction.

So, please use this drug sparingly and very carefully. ...Read more

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How long do the sedative effects of clonazepam last?

How long do the sedative effects of clonazepam last?

Sedative effects: The sedative effesct for Clonazepam should not last more than a day at first due to it's long half life, 20-30 hours, and as you become tolerant of it these effects will lessen. The half life referes to the time for half the drug to be eliminated from your body. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers? Like half life are anything?

Is there a difference between clonazepam and clonazepam wafers? Like half life are anything?

The only difference: Is a presentation and oral use. One is the regular tablet another is disintegrated tablet (wafer). The wafer allows you to dissolve it in your mouth without chewing and then swallow or spit.
Rec.: follow your doctor instructions to get the best results. ...Read more

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Which of these meds or med combinations could cause a bad erection when waking up? Zoloft (sertraline) 100 mg, gabapentin 600 mg, intuniv, 2 mg, or clonazepam 1 mg?

Which of these meds or med combinations could cause a bad erection when waking up? Zoloft (sertraline) 100 mg, gabapentin 600 mg, intuniv, 2 mg, or clonazepam 1 mg?

Less likely drugs: Most likely none iof these meds, but you may be awakening in middle of a rem sleep cycle and have an erection. Rem cycles are when you dream, recur every 90 minutes or so and are of short duration.
I have had a similar complaint with Intuniv in one patient. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin without any rysks? Does it have some colateral effects? Does it mix with a little dose of clonazepam? (0.3)?

Can I take melatonin without any rysks? Does it have some colateral effects? Does it mix with a little dose of clonazepam? (0.3)?

Melatonin: Melatonin is very safe with very few interactions. If you look up the interaction in a pharmaceutical database, it reports increased sleepiness from the combination of melatonin and clonazepam, which is presumably what you want. ...Read more

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Can you die easily from an overdose of clonazepam?

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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Can taking too much clonazepam cause you to pee alot?

Can taking too much clonazepam cause you to pee alot?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Rare side-effect of Klonopin (clonazepam) is incontinence. Best to check for other causes such as diabetes. ...Read more

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Many say that CLONAZEPAM is bad. But I have been taking 1 mg of it for 10 years. Why? What's wrong with CLONAZEPAM? Please enlighten us.

Many say that CLONAZEPAM is bad. But I have been taking 1 mg of it for 10 years. Why? What's wrong with CLONAZEPAM? Please enlighten us.

There is concern: Because some people develop tolerance with Clonazepam. Many providers encourage patients to learn and practice non-pharmacological methods of controlling or reducing their anxiety symptoms. Take care. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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