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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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What to do if i take clonazepam and alcohol (sleep disorders and depression). What can I do?

What to do if i take clonazepam and alcohol (sleep disorders and depression). What can I do?

Klonopin/alcohol: First step is to stop the alcohol. Second, inform your prescribing doctor. Third, discuss other treatment options such as psychotherapy, antidepressants, life-style changes, supplements, etc. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i take clonazepam and drink alcohol together?

Please tell me, could i take clonazepam and drink alcohol together?

No: This is a dangerous and even potentially life-threatening combination, depending on your health, the dose of clonazepam, and how much you drink. Often alcohol abuse is the cause of the anxiety, and doctors who either do not ask about it, or were not given truthful answers, will prescribe benzodiazepines, sometimes with disastrous results (coma, brain damage, death). Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to ingest clonazepam after drinking alcohol?

How long should I wait to ingest clonazepam after drinking alcohol?

Klonopin/alcohol: I always advise against mixing the two, due to excess sedation & memory problems, as well as more intensified hangover symptoms the following morning. ...Read more

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What amount ambien, (zolpidem) clonazepam, flexeril and alcohol to commit suicide?

What amount ambien, (zolpidem) clonazepam, flexeril and alcohol to commit suicide?

GET HELP NOW: No ethical physician is going to give you such advice, since you are clearly depressed and i believe that this question is your cry for help. There are suicide hotlines like the samaritans (1-877-870-4673) or online at http://samaritanshope. Your health care provider can help and refer you, or your local public mental health clinic can be a source of help. Please get the help you need asap. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) to help with alcohol withdrawals.I start tomorrow, am curious if this is enough to help with withdrawals.Shakes,seizures etc?

Dr prescribed klonopin (clonazepam) to help with alcohol withdrawals.I start tomorrow, am curious if this is enough to help with withdrawals.Shakes,seizures etc?

Prob a good idea...: Hi Stephen91. Congratulations on deciding to withdraw from alcohol use..hope you are in touch with AA and have adopted 'the method' as a long term strategy. Benzodiazapines like klonopin (clonazepam) enhance GABA transmission, and help prevent the feelings and the seizures that sometimes occur with abrupt alcohol cessation. Also suggest multivitamins and lots of fluids. Good luck. ...Read more

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One doctor on here called clonazepam "the pill version of alcohol". I have a huge benzo tolerance and clonazepam doesn't work for me no matter how much i take but alcohol still works. Why?

One doctor on here called clonazepam "the pill version of alcohol". I have a huge benzo tolerance and clonazepam doesn't work for me no matter how much i take but alcohol still works. Why?

WORKS?: Sounds like you have serious trouble with anxietyand/or depression, and you're looking for things outside you to change your feelings. That's a sign that you need therapy to help you deal with the causes. Maybe even detox first? Definitely find a therapist to help. ...Read more

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Alcohol and 0.5 of klonopin, (clonazepam) taken in different time in a healthy person can be used?

Alcohol and 0.5 of klonopin, (clonazepam) taken in different time in a healthy person can be used?

Can or should? : I think your gut already knows the answer to this. You didn't indicate how many servings of alcohol. A single shot of vodka or a 40-ouncer bottle of beer? And an hour of separation or 24 hours? From a biomedical standpoint, you are probably ok. Benzos are given to patients to protect brain from alcohol W/D. That said, it is not advisable. Both, w/klonopin's long 1/2life, suppress respiratory drive ...Read more

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If i took 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) 4 days ago, how soon can I have alcohol? I have never been on meds before and it's as needed only.

Should be fine: That is a while ago, there may be some Clonazepam still in your system although at this point there would be very little. It should be okay to consume alcohol in moderation at this point. I would not advise taking any Clonazepam and consuming alcohol together simultaneously or in the same day. I would talk with your prescribing physician more about your concerns. Stay safe! ...Read more

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Finished clonazepam 5-6 days ago. Is it safe to have alcohol or should I sustain from?

Finished clonazepam 5-6 days ago. Is it safe to have alcohol or should I sustain from?

Depends: Clonazepam is a sedative that can be used for short term treatment of anxiety or severe insomnia. If it was used for this reason, it is okay to have a drink in moderation. Sometimes Clonazepam is used to detox or taper from alcohol. If this was the case and you find yourself craving alcohol again, please consider aa or another form of treatment. :). ...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