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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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If I've been on Clonazepam 0.5 mg for 12-16 mos. Approximately how long wd last and exit system? Currently at 0.125 mg. Is 12-16 long term damage?

If I've been on Clonazepam 0.5 mg for 12-16 mos. Approximately how long wd last and exit system? Currently at 0.125 mg. Is 12-16 long term damage?

Not understanding: Your question. I get it (you have been tapering off Clonazepam) You are just about off it (1/8 of a milligram is a tiny amount) It may be time to see if the current dose of Zoloft (sertraline) alone will do the trick. I always tell folks to check with the prescribing physician before changing the medication. I would not be concerned about permanent damage to you at this point. ...Read more

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Clonazepam- 0.5 mg desipramine hcl- 100 mg --same effect?

Clonazepam- 0.5 mg desipramine hcl- 100 mg --same effect?

No: Klonopin is a benzodiazepine used for anxiety restless leg syndrome seizures sedation etc. Norpramin (desipramine) is a second generation antidepressant. ...Read more

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Each time I have a panic attack I take clonazepam 0.5 mg. Is this good?

Each time I have a panic attack I take clonazepam 0.5 mg. Is this good?

Learn 2Manage Panic?: Panic is fueled by oxygen. When panicking u r getting too much! So try 2slow ur breathing! Better yet, 2keep more carbon dioxide in ur system: cup ur hands & breathe in/out thru them. Do learn about panic. Some self-help strategies: http://bit. Ly/xjnhyf psychoeducation & cognitive behavioral therapy (cbt) can help u learn 2manage & even overcome panic & anxiety. Impt: see ur pcp 4physical workup. ...Read more

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My dad (50) is taking clonazepam 0.5 mg for anxiety for 20 years. Now it's not well effective. Please prescribe any other medicine for him?

Suggestions: Will need to talk to doctor where you are for prescription, but glad to make suggestions. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine which leads to tolerance meaning dose needs to be increased for ongoing effect. 0.5 mg is a very low dose, but increasing dose is not the answer. Many alternatives: buspirone, paroxetine, citalopram, venlafaxine, duoxetine, just to name a few. ...Read more

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I take clonazepam 0.5 mg twice a day. My ALT (SGPT) is 119. Does clonazepam cause any harm to liver?

I take clonazepam 0.5 mg twice a day. My ALT (SGPT) is 119. Does clonazepam cause any harm to liver?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Klonopin (clonazepam) is extensively metabolized through the liver and an increase in liver function enzymes is listed as a possible adverse reaction. That said, I've never seen that low of a dose cause liver dysfunction. .. But it's theoretically possible. Best to talk to your doctor - as there is likely something else that could be going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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What happens if you stop clonazepam 0.5 mg cold turkey? I feel better suddenly. What will happen? Same with paroxetine HCl 20?

What happens if you stop clonazepam 0.5 mg cold turkey? I feel better suddenly. What will happen? Same with paroxetine HCl 20?

Taper less risky: For both Clonazepam and paroxetine, tapering the dose over a 2 week period (sometimes 3) is less risky than stopping abruptly.....Especially the clonazepam. I always taper that one down. Paroxetine is more just to be safe. ...Read more

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What are the severe side effects of having a lifetime maintenance of 1/4 tablet of clonazepam (0.5 mg) a day for my panic disorder? Pls. Answer.

What are the severe side effects of having a lifetime maintenance of 1/4 tablet of clonazepam (0.5 mg) a day for my panic disorder? Pls. Answer.

Generally none: This is such a low dose of Clonazepam that it is unlikely to cause any side effects, severe or otherwise. It's also so low that it may not help panic disorder very much either — and there are better treatments for panic disorder than clonazepam. The only real risk is "tolerance": your body may come to expect this medicine, and it will have less benefit over time. ...Read more

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How many months will require to treat panic disorder.?, I've already been on medication with paroxetine 12.5 md nd clonazepam 0.5 mg.?

Varies, but 4-6 wks: Many say it works quickly, but some of that is likely to be placebo effect. Each person may have a different reaction but many describe 4-6 weeks as a time frame to evaluate it. Changes in dose can also hit the target. Work with your doctor over the next months. Also, consider cbt psychotherapy as a way to learn skills that will help for other concerns too. Good luck! ...Read more

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Was on Clonazepam 0.5 mg for 17 mos. Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg for 10 mos. Zoloft 25 mg for 8 mos. How long r half life's of these pls? Unexplained flashes of light

Was on Clonazepam 0.5 mg for 17 mos. Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg for 10 mos. Zoloft 25 mg for 8 mos. How long r half life's of these pls? Unexplained flashes of light

Are you weaning?: Are you going off or thinking about stopping, these meds? First, only do this with your doctor's guidance. The actual half life of the meds may not actually predict how quickly you should, wean or what you will experience. It is usually increased anxiety. However, a small group of my patients have reported flashes of light while on Paxil (paroxetine). You may want to look at that med as a possible cause. ...Read more

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I have Panic Disorder with agoraphobia (got feared during MRI), taking Clonazepam 0.5 mg 3 times a day. Is it safe to take Clonazepam for long time?

It's not best RX: The best treatment for panic disorder is to prevent attacks with a combination of psychotherapy and antidepressant drugs, particularly SSRI/SNRI's like sertraline, citalopram, venlafaxine (and many others). Benzodiazepines produce tolerance, and over time the dose may need to be increased, and if they are stopped suddenly, a severe withdrawal can happen. Use of SSRIs regularly&benzos for attacks. ...Read more

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Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg, rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?

Can sertraline 50 mg is safe for a parkinson patient who takes syndopa plus, clonazepam 0.5 mg, rosuvastatin 5 mg & olmesartan medoromil 20 mg?

Psychotropics: There several good references for side effects. Check epocrates and drugs. Com for drug interactions. Yes I would be cautious. ...Read more

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I have just been diagnosed with hypoxemia with a sleep study. A sleep study 2 years ago showed significant RLS with legs moving 76 times a hour. Can it be related to the RLS? I also move my arms 12 times an hour. I am on CLonazepam 0.5 mg and Mirapex 0.75

I have just been diagnosed with hypoxemia with a sleep study. A sleep study 2 years ago showed significant RLS with legs moving 76 times a hour. Can it be related to the RLS? I also move my arms 12 times an hour. I am on CLonazepam 0.5 mg and Mirapex 0.75

What else did study: Show? RLS is a cause of poor sleep and daytime somnolence, but it should not be associated with hypoxia. Did the study show any evidence of either central or obstructive sleep apnea? While your clonazepam is a very low dose, if you have underlying lung disease or other causes of hypoxia, it may be contributing to it. You need to talk to the physicians who ordered and interpreted your study. ...Read more

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My klonopin (clonazepam) wasn't worling, then dr told me stop taking 1 mg klonopin (clonazepam) and take 0.5 mg halcyon. The second day I was sdepressed, body ache, diarrhea?

My klonopin (clonazepam) wasn't worling, then dr told me stop taking 1 mg klonopin (clonazepam) and take 0.5 mg halcyon. The second day I was sdepressed, body ache, diarrhea?

What is your Dx?: I do not understand why you would be on Effexor (venlafaxine) xr and fluoxetine together. This may be the reason why the Klonopin was not working. I suggest that you review your diagnosis with your dr. If you are not seeing a psychiatrist then obtain a referral to see one. Perhaps psychological testing by a psychologist may help when discerning a diagnosis is a problem or a second opinion by another psychiatris. ...Read more

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How long will 1/4 of 0.5 clonazepam stay in my system?

How long will 1/4 of 0.5 clonazepam stay in my system?

Up to ~50 hours: The action of Clonazepam may persist in the system for up to 12 hours and final elimination may take up to 50 hours in adults. Since Clonazepam is metabolized in the liver then excreted in urine, any liver or kidney disease may impair its clearance from the body. Avoid alcohol and increase water intake to help with its elimination. Talk with your physician before stopping this medication. ...Read more

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Is there a huge difference between 0.5 and 0.25 mg of clonazepam?

Is there a huge difference between 0.5 and 0.25 mg of clonazepam?

Twice as strong: 0.5mg of Clonazepam is twice as potent as 0.25mg Clonazepam. How much that affects anxiety / sedation, etc... varies from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Dear sir, dose it good to use 0.5 mg of clonazepam for anexity up to one month?

Dear sir, dose it good to use 0.5 mg of clonazepam for anexity up to one month?

Don't know if if was: Specifically prescribed for you or what dosage. Don't know how often you use it or if it is prescribed as a regular dose or prn (as needed). Don't know if you have formal anxiety disorder diagnosis or just "feel" anxious. Sorry, there are too many unknowns to provide a "yes/no" answer. ...Read more

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I was taking 0.5 mg of conazepam. My dr. Changed it to 1 mg. How much more is that? Clonazepam.

I was taking 0.5 mg of conazepam. My dr. Changed it to 1 mg. How much more is that? Clonazepam.

Two times more: At 1 mg clonazepam, you may feel a little sleepier. Try not to drive before you know for sure how you react at this new dose. Most people use 1 mg as a sleep aid if they have insomnia due to anxiety, and 0.5 mg for "day time anxiety." it is an as needed medication with addictive potential. Do not mix it with alcohol. Use it sparingly. ...Read more

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How long does klonopin (clonazepam) stay on your system I took. 05 at 3pm yesterday when should it be put?

How long does klonopin (clonazepam) stay on your system I took. 05 at 3pm yesterday when should it be put?

About 4-7 days: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine that usually takes about 4-7 days to clear from the body after a single dose. ...Read more

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I've been taking a 1/4 clonazepam morning and night. Today my aniexty is high, can I take a half of a 0.5 instead of a 1/4 tonight?

Talk to your doctor: It's always best to talk with your doctor before changing the dose or schedule of your medication. Equally important is the anxiety that you are experiencing. Talking about this is just as important as your medicine. Your doctor needs to know about how you are doing so that an appropriate treatment plan can be developed. This may involve adjusting your medicine and/ or a referral for therapy. ...Read more

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Help me was wondering how long withdraw systems would last from taking 0.5 mg of clonazepam once a day for the last eight years for night twists.

Help me was wondering how long withdraw systems would last from taking 0.5 mg of clonazepam once a day for the last eight years for night twists.

Some people are very: Sensitive to withdrawing from clonazepam, and should be tapered by 0.125 mg (1/2 of 0.25 mg tab) every one or two weeks. This usually will minimize withdrawal symptoms. If this does not work, seeing a physician with experience in helping people stop benzos (an addiction medicine/psychiatry specialist) can prescribe other meds - anticonvulsants like Depakote or Neurontin (gabapentin) - that can help. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take different doses of klonopin (clonazepam) everyday? Some days I take a half of 0.5 some days a whole. Prescribed as 3 times day as needed.

Is it ok to take different doses of klonopin (clonazepam) everyday? Some days I take a half of 0.5 some days a whole. Prescribed as 3 times day as needed.

Prn Klonopin (clonazepam): Taking Klonopin (clonazepam) 3x/day as needed can get confusing. While it may be ok, you may be getting less than effective coverage. Assume you take for anxiety. Suggest you review with prescribing doctor and consider a regular dose that will cover you through the day, eg. 1 mg morning and evening. You may be having mini withdrawals by "stop and start" dosing now. Let your doctor advise. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can I take benedryl with 0.5 clonazepam?

Can I take benedryl with 0.5 clonazepam?

Better not: Combo might increase risk of CNS depression and psychomotor impairment, better drop one, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...Read more

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If I take 0.5 mg of clonazepam each day. Is that enough to develop a tolerance? (Not dependence)

If I take 0.5 mg of clonazepam each day. Is that enough to develop a tolerance? (Not dependence)

It is enough: Tolerance is a state of adaptation to a drug which results in a decrease of the drug's pharmacological effect over time. As a result, a patient will need an increased dosage of the drug to produce the same effect obtained initially by the smaller dose. Hope it helps. ...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)

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