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Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause lower hemoglobin and hemacrit levels thankyou?

Does klonopin (clonazepam) medication for anxiety cause lower hemoglobin and hemacrit levels thankyou?

For the most part no: Drug induced anemia - low red blood cell counts - from klonopin (clonazepam) is exceptionally rare, basically case reportable (meaning it's so rare that cases of this are published for doctors to better understand). While there are reported incidents, in general, anemia isn't felt to be a common side effect at all. ...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


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

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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Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Individual variation: Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others prefer a longer acting agent and taking it less frequent. However it does not always follow what seems to be simple pharmacokinetics.
I.E. Some people need to take Klonopin just as frequent as lorazepam. For more info, check suggested healthtap apps. ...Read more

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Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Lorazepam vs. Clonazepam? Which medication makes you feel more relaxed?

Lorazepam > sedation: Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam.
Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sleep aide and to decrease anxiety and usually makes you feel more relaxed.
Both drugs although in the same family have a slightly different mechanism of action ...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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Does panic attacks can give headaches?, I'm taking medication clonazepam and propalonol and I feel like a pressure in my head and scalp I also suffer from migraines but I notice that after I started taking anxiety medications I'm feeling dizzy too.

Does panic attacks can give headaches?, I'm taking medication clonazepam and propalonol and I feel like a pressure in my head and scalp I also suffer from migraines but I notice that after I started taking anxiety medications I'm feeling dizzy too.

Likely the medicatio: Anxiety meds are common culprits when it comes to dizziness. Clonazepam is probably one of the leaders when it comes to this side effect.
Propranolol can lower your blood pressure ever so slightly which can make you feel weaker and certainly can cause headaches. However, headaches usually resolve after 4 weeks approximately. Any other symptoms with the headaches? ...Read more

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What is an alternative medication Klonopin, (clonazepam) could Valium be substituted, contraindications with Fetzima?

What is an alternative medication Klonopin, (clonazepam) could Valium be substituted, contraindications with Fetzima?

Alternative: If another medication in this class (benzodiazepines) is being sought, it may depend on the reason why you need to come off Klonopin (clonazepam). Valium has many break down products & is not always a great addition if medical problems. Ativan/lorazepam unlikely to have negative impact on the liver (unlike some of the others) but is relatively short acting. Please additional information on reason. Thanks! ...Read more

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Is taking 90 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) at once dangerous? And if so, what would be the way to properly dispose of the medication?

Is taking 90 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) at once dangerous? And if so, what would be the way to properly dispose of the medication?

Need intervention: The ideal way to withdraw from Klonopin (clonazepam) is to enter a residential treatment center and undergo detoxification with medical supervision. Some of the drugs used to help people in withdrawal are anti-seizure drugs, antidepressants, and buspirone. ...Read more

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What medications do u recommend for clonazepam withdrawal? . I'm taking 1mg per day, recently down to. 75 mg. Thx

What medications do u recommend for clonazepam withdrawal? . I'm taking 1mg per day, recently down to. 75 mg. Thx

A ways to go, yet: You have a slow and gradual way to go. Your physician, who knows you and your condition best, is the best one to develop a taper schedule with you. Compounding pharmacies may be needed to prepare certain dosing increments. Klonopin (clonazepam) is quite potent, and even small reductions can result in symptoms. Hopefully your basic anxiety is under good control with non-pharmaceutical methods. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been on 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) for years. Cannot take generic!!! Klonopin (clonazepam) now back ordered all mg till fall. What medication would you suggest closest?

I have been on 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) for years. Cannot take generic!!! Klonopin (clonazepam) now back ordered all mg till fall. What medication would you suggest closest?

Klonopin (clonazepam) generics: If you've only tried one generic version on Klonopin (clonazepam) see if another would work as well as the branded drug worked. If that doesn't work, you should ask the doctor who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) what they would like you to try in it's place since as a benzodiazapene drug there are many other in that class that might help you. Most importantly, don't panic! ...Read more

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Are there any medications I should take alongside klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5mg to help with my social anxiety?

Speak with your: Prescribing provider about use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor. What is even more important than the medications is some form of therapy (like cognitive behavioral therapy) to get through this. ...Read more

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Thanks dr mahnensmith for fast response did not mention that I starter on klonopin (clonazepam). 5 daily read that medication also can rise GGT levels is this true?

Thanks dr mahnensmith for fast response did not mention that I starter on klonopin (clonazepam). 5 daily read that medication also can rise GGT levels is this true?

Klonopin (clonazepam) & liver: Klonopin (clonazepam) can elevate liver enzymes. The incidence is low. It is more likely to elevate ALT and AST than GGT but it can elevate GGT alone. So, the presence of klonopin (clonazepam) is a second variable to consider. If you can, and with discussion with your doc, try to wean slowly to off and then see if GGT comes down. Wean is important if you decide to try. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed anti anxiety medications such as clonazepam for about 12 years I want to get off how?

I have been prescribed anti anxiety medications such as clonazepam for about 12 years I want to get off how?

Consult with your: Doctor. Whenever discontinuing psychotropic medications, consult with your psychiatrist. They will help you do it in a safe way. Do not stop cold turkey. ...Read more

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Which is a better medication for ANXIETY DISORDER? Metoprolol or Clonazepam? Please answer. Thank you.

Which is a better medication for ANXIETY DISORDER? Metoprolol or Clonazepam? Please answer. Thank you.

Apples & Oranges: Metoprolol is a beta blocker which will slow your heart rate and calm you down in an anxiety provoking situation. Clonazepam is a anti-anxiety medication but has some issues with habituation. It would be a "stronger" anti anxiety medicine, taken for limited periods of time generally. Metoprolol would be a safer choice but may not be "strong enough", depending on your anxiety. ...Read more

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Taking Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Risperdol, and Klonopin and have no energy. Which medication can be causing this?

Taking Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Risperdol, and Klonopin and have no energy. Which medication can be causing this?

Any of them: Or the combination could be causing this -- as well as the condition that you might be taking them for. Luvox, (fluvoxamine) Rispderal, and Klonopin can do this, or, can interact to do this, but for them to do so would suggest that either time of day or dosage may be a factor. There are many conditions that they are prescribed to treat that have no energy as a symptom. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I took 4 ambien, (zolpidem) 3 klonopin and 3 zestoretic just so I could sleep, was it safe to mix those medications?

I took 4 ambien, (zolpidem) 3 klonopin and 3 zestoretic just so I could sleep, was it safe to mix those medications?

Not safe: Zestoretic is not for sleep- Klonopin and Ambien (zolpidem) is for sleep- it is not safe to mix these two medications particularly high dosages. ...Read more

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Had a seizure a week ago due to problems with a medication (klonopin). Now having daily headaches. Will this go away?

Had a seizure a week ago due to problems with a medication (klonopin). Now having daily headaches. Will this go away?

Slow taper: It is unclear from your question what dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) you were taking and how fast you discontinued the medicine. Done too quickly, it can result in seizures. Hopefully, you are followed by an MD to do this correctly. Most likely the headaches will disappear with time if they were not preexistent to the Klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?

I am taking klonopin (clonazepam) twice daily for anxiety. Will eating maca root powder as a supplement conflict with my medication?

Nobody really knows: There are thousands of supplements advertised to do all sorts of magical remedies. Very few supplements have real research studies to show benefits (but manufacturers make claims, based on theories, animal tests, testimonials, chemical similarities, etc... but not oon real research because real research is hard to do and is expensive to do). Also, how does one know what really is in a supplement? ...Read more

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Bad anxiety (which I get pretty much every day) I am on prescription 2mg ativan can I take another medication like klonopin (clonazepam)?

Only 1 benzo: I wouldn't recommend taking more than 1 benzodiazepine at one time, unless your doctor is cross tapering off one and onto another. With 2 of these drugs, you risk more side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, and even amnesia. There are other medications which can help anxiety without causing tolerance like benzodiazepines do. Please discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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I've been on klonopin (clonazepam) for panic attacks for a while just curious what medication do they give to wing you off or when they change my medication?

I've been on klonopin (clonazepam) for panic attacks for a while just curious what medication do they give to wing you off or when they change my medication?

"Wing"? or "wean"?: Weaning off Klonopin (clonazepam) can be done via gradually smaller doses of klonopin (clonazepam). For panic disorder, Klonopin (clonazepam) is not usually used by itself -- there are more reliable & less habit-forming treatments. Ssri antidepressants can effectively prevent panic attacks, while you're also in psychotherapy learning about your triggers & how to deal with them. If you haven't yet seen a psychiatrist, please do. ...Read more

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Have tried numerous medications at least 15 and nothing works like klonopin (clonazepam) why does itwork so good for my panic anxiety and phobia is it what I need?

Have tried numerous medications at least 15 and nothing works like klonopin (clonazepam) why does itwork so good for my panic anxiety and phobia is it what I need?

Maybe: Although there is research to suggest that chronic benzodiazepine treatment leads to poor outcomes in most situations there are sometimes exceptions to the rule. There may be more medication approaches that have been implemented that would free your reliance on this medication although every situation is unique. I would talk to your prescribing physician about your medications. Stay safe! ...Read more

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My doctor just completely abruptly stop all my medication klonopin inderal (propranolol) and reemron what do I do?

My doctor just completely abruptly stop all my medication klonopin inderal (propranolol) and reemron what do I do?

See a new doctor: Abruptly stopping all of your medication is not only going to be unhelpful, but sounds retaliatory. Did he explain to you why he did not give you something to replace it? Stopping Inderal (propranolol) suddenly can lead to rebound hypertension. Stopping clonopin can do the same and also lead to seizures and delirium not to extreme rebound anxiety. It is absolutely contraindicated. Stopping Remeron will make it very difficultfor you to sleep and if you were relying on it as an antidepressant can bring your mood crashing down. If you have a family practitioner I would recommend contact the family practitioner as soon as possible and ask to be slowly tapered off these medications and thatthe family practitioner take over your care until you can find a psychiatrist who will not do something like this to you. If things get really bad please don't hesitate to go to the emergency room or to the hospital. If it were me however I would not go back to see that psychiatrist again. ...Read more

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Hello dr. Will l-theanine react badly with the following medication: ziprasidone HCl and propranolol (10mg for akathesia) and clonazepam?

Hello dr. Will l-theanine react badly with the following medication: ziprasidone HCl and propranolol (10mg for akathesia) and clonazepam?

No: You may take them together. There are no contraindications with your current meds. Just watch out for your level of sedation and make sure your psychiatrist is aware that you are taking it. God bless! ...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.?

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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I was diagnosed with -2 progestirone, could that be why I'm alwasy soooo tierd? It is very hard to function like a normal person. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) every day and klonopin when needed.

I was diagnosed with -2 progestirone, could that be why I'm alwasy soooo tierd? It is very hard to function like a normal person. I am on medication for depression and anxiety. Paxil (paroxetine) every day and klonopin when needed.

Maybe: It sounds like there are a lot of converging factors in your situation and I am not ruling out endocrinological contribution to your symptoms although I would point out that the side effect profile of paroxetine is important to acknowledge in your situation. On paroxetine alone patients can feel lethargic. And then add Clonazepam and the side effects could be amplified. Talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Can clonazepam be used to treat insomnia due to ADHD stimulant medications?

Can clonazepam be used to treat insomnia due to ADHD stimulant medications?

Not the best idea: Clonazapam can be habit forming and addictive. It's in a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics or downers. Stimulant medications can be considered uppers. So you take an upper in the morning and a downer at night? It doesn't seem wise, right. One can build up a tolerance to clonazapam, and over time, require higher and higher doses, leading to other problems like memory loss. Avoid it. ...Read more

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I had asthma as a child, not so much as an adult, and I take clonazepam, fluoxetine and risperidone. What OTC pain medications can I take?

I had asthma as a child, not so much as an adult, and I take clonazepam, fluoxetine and risperidone. What OTC pain medications can I take?

Acetaminophen: OTC is fine, doesn't interact with the medicines you are on, however be cautious with multiple medications. You already are on risperidone which interacts with fluoxetine and clonazepam, watch out for that, keep your follow up, ask your doctor about adjusting dosages or finding alternatives as per his/her clinical judgement, best wishes ...Read more

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My psychiatrist did not taper me off clonazepam. I don't feel tired and don't sleep at night and was put on a sleeping medication what should I do?

My psychiatrist did not taper me off clonazepam. I don't feel tired and don't sleep at night and was put on a sleeping medication what should I do?

Learn to sleep: The human brain can retrain itself to sleep. You must start practicing his to be normal and how to sleep again. It is okay for this to take some time. When you are tired enough you will sleep. ...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