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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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This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more


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Which benzo is harsher on your liver--klonopin or Ativan (lorazepam)?

Which benzo is harsher on your liver--klonopin or Ativan (lorazepam)?

Clonazepam: Benzodiazepines are rarely associated with elevated liver functions or clinically apparent liver injury and have not caused acute or chronic liver failure. However, there have been a few case reports about Clonazepam irritating the liver [none about Ativan] and therefore it would be considered slightly harsher. Their effect on the liver is probably due to a rarely produced intermediate metabolite. ...Read more

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I don't have any liver problems. I have been taking 1mg clonazepam for 1 month. Can this medicine cause lover damage? I read it can elevate enzymes.

I don't have any liver problems. I have been taking 1mg clonazepam for 1 month. Can this medicine cause lover damage? I read it can elevate enzymes.

Extremely rare.: But this assumes you are not dirnking excessively and not taking other medicines that are more prone to cause liver problems. Presumably this medicine has been helpful to you. Just insure that you are following up with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause a rise in neutroplis and GGT counts rest of my liver panel normal?

Yes: It can cause liver function test abnormalities. Usually, it is mild and patients can cont to stay on the medication with some monitoring. Of course, Lipitor (atorvastatin) and can do it as well. No reports on Klonopin and Lipitor (atorvastatin) having synergistic affect on liver test abnormalities. ...Read more

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I have 3 prescriptions. Zoloft, Nexium (esomeprazole) and clonazepam. Are any of these hard on or dangerous to your liver?

I have 3 prescriptions. Zoloft, Nexium (esomeprazole) and clonazepam. Are any of these hard on or dangerous to your liver?

All three of these: Medications are broken down by your liver. If your liver is normal it should not be dangerous. ...Read more

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Have taken klonopin 1.5, tegretol 600, lamictal 100, Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 bipolar-ocd for 8 years-liver functions fine-how long before I have liver problems?

Have taken klonopin 1.5, tegretol 600, lamictal 100, Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 bipolar-ocd for 8 years-liver functions fine-how long before I have liver problems?

Most likely never: While each of these medications have some potential to affect liver function tests - it being greatest in Tegretol - most of the changes tend to be benign (or harmless). I would worry to much, particularly if you doctors continue to monitor this periodically. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What is the medicine clonazepam used for?

What is the medicine clonazepam used for?

Anxiety: It can be used for a variety of anxiety disorders, such as being worried excessively all of the time or spikes of anxiety called panic attacks. Clonazepam is a powerful benzodiazepine which are a class medications that should generally be used in the short-term (4-6 weeks) until other medications or therapy start working. Other meds in this class are alprazolam and lorazepam. ...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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What could happen if you overdosed on klonopin (clonazepam)?

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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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I have a script for clonazepam from2011. Is it affedtive still?

Prescription: Prescriptions are normally filled withiin same week. U need new one. ...Read more

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What are withdrawal effects of clonazepam?

What are withdrawal effects of clonazepam?

Mild to serious. ...: If you been user of Clonazepam for while - should not stop abruptly but rather taper off. Sudden withdraw can cause agitation, dysphoria, confusion, hallucinations, psychoss, sensory disturbances or seizures, muscle twitching, stomach upset, rapid heartbeat.... Consult your doc how to do it safely ...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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Can clonazepam cause nausea?

Can clonazepam cause nausea?

Very rarely: Very rarely, Clonazepam can cause nausea. More likely this might happen if you're withdrawing from it. Clonazepam has also been used with some success in chemotherapy-induced nausea & vomiting. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/18751430. ...Read more

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Help please! Is clonazepam a narcotic?

Help please! Is clonazepam a narcotic?

No: Clonazepam is correctly termed a 'benzodiazepine'. It is a class IV scheduled drug, and although it does have abuse potential, it is not a narcotic since it does not act on opioid receptors in the brain. ...Read more

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What is flumazenil (clonazepam) detox?

What is flumazenil (clonazepam) detox?

Risky detox tool: Flumazanil is currently not recommended to treat chronic benzodiazepines by the American College of Medical Toxicology. There is a very real risk that rapid reversal of benzodiazepines can lead to refractory seizures only treatable with barbiturates as flumazanil binds to GABA receptors with greater affinity, which could lead to unopposed glutamate stimulation. Benzodiazepine tapers are better ...Read more

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Are clonazepam and citalopram similar?

Are clonazepam and citalopram similar?

No: Clonopin is a medication of the valium class that is used for anxiety as well as other uses. Citalopram is an antidepressant that is only approved for depression and is not approved for any anxiety disorders. It is in a class of antidepressants known as ssris. ...Read more

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Can you drink tea if you take clonazepam?

Can you drink tea if you take clonazepam?

Sure: I think so.

Although Clonazepam is a sedative, and tea has a tiny amount of caffeine that's a stimulant, the combo shouldn't be problematic. But everyone is different. So keep any eye out for side effects. ...Read more

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Is. 5 mg Clonazepam equivalant to 1mg Xanax?

Is. 5 mg Clonazepam equivalant to 1mg Xanax?

No: They are totally different drugs and one is short acting and the other long acting. ...Read more

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Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise klonopin levels?

Does Prozac (fluoxetine) raise klonopin levels?

Unlikely: Good question. No blood level effects between Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin that I could find. ...Read more

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Do clonazepam and alprazolam function similarly?

Do clonazepam and alprazolam function similarly?

Yes: They are both sedative medications, also called anxiolytics, and they function by depressing the central nervous system. ...Read more

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How does klonopin (clonazepam) affect serotonin?

How does klonopin (clonazepam) affect serotonin?

Klonopin (clonazepam) does effect: Serotonin receptors. It decreases the serotonin available in the synapse by upregulation of the serotonin transporter which whisks serotonin out of the synaptic space. It's mechanism of actions is therefor diametrically opposed to that of ssri's which block the re-uptake transporters. Adv neurol 43: 629–43. Pmid 2418652. ...Read more

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What are the withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam?

Various...: Nausea, vomiting, agitation, sweating, and the most dangerous seizures which could potentially happen if you abruptly stop medication. ...Read more

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Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) with narcotics?

Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) with narcotics?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Excess sedation is likely. Talk with both doctors for clearance first. ...Read more

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Clonazepam. 5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Clonazepam. 5 mg effect like xanax (alprazolam)?

Yes and no: Clonazepam and xanax (alprazolam) are benzodiazepines often used to treat anxiety-panic attcks, gad or ptsd. They are similar but xanax (alprazolam) is shorter acting and more potent than Clonazepam whixh is less strong and action lasts longer. Xanax (alprazolam) also can lead to addiction more than clonazepam. ...Read more

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Pt taking clonazepam...Whats a safe decongestant?

Pt taking clonazepam...Whats a safe decongestant?

Any OTC: If you tolerate clonazepam, then I think any over the counter decongestant would be ok to try. The hardest part is looking through the aisle with cold and allergy meds to find just the decongestant, not a combination of different products together--don't hesitate to ask your pharmacist for help. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is clonazepam an addictive drug?

I wanted to know is clonazepam an addictive drug?

Yes it is. ..: There is a "pleasure center" in your brain designed to respond to good food, good relations, and good work. A substance or behavior that generates a more than expected reward can lead to incentive sensitization if the person is biologically predisposed to addiction. All drugs in the benzodiazepine family will lead to
dependence, sooner or later. ...Read more

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


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