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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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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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I filled a prescription for klonopin yesterday and it was stolen I have been taking for over 3 years. I have never asked for an early refill or lost or had my meds stolen. Today i was sleeping with the front door open, (i work 2nd shift) i leave the bo

I filled a prescription for klonopin yesterday and it was stolen I have been taking for over 3 years.  I have never asked for an early refill or lost or had my meds stolen.  Today i was sleeping with the front door open, (i work 2nd shift)  i leave the bo

Because : Because this is a controlled substance and a medication which can be abused it complicates things. If you believe the medication was stolen, i recommend contacting the police and filing a police report. This will strenghten your case for requesting a replacement prescription. Your insurance company may or may not be willing to pay for a replacement. Because it is a controlled substance, the pharmacy will not be able to replace it without a prescription. ...Read more

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Agoraphobic. Tried zoloft (sertraline). Mind raced & couldn't sleep. 0.5mg klonopin/day works wonderfully. Don't need it everyday. Adequate long term solution?

Agoraphobic.  Tried zoloft (sertraline).  Mind raced & couldn't sleep.  0.5mg klonopin/day works wonderfully.  Don't need it everyday. Adequate long term solution?

Depends: on how often you take it. 0.5 mg is a very low dose but tolerance is a major problem with benzodiazepines especially if take frequently. If sertraline is the only other Ned you have tried there are many other options which may help with depression and insomnia as well. I would be happy to see you on my concierge practice through email, or live audio or visual consultation if you wish ...Read more

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I take clonazepam 1mg-2mg. Sometimes it work sometimes not.I do sleep with cpap.If i drink a glass of wine with it , i will sleep all night.Is this ok?

I take clonazepam 1mg-2mg. Sometimes it work sometimes not.I do sleep with cpap.If i drink a glass of wine with it , i will sleep all night.Is this ok?

Anti anxiety meds: It would be best to talk to your doctor as antianxiety medication like this may become habit forming and difficult to wean off. They also have the potential to make your sleep apnea worse. ...Read more

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Psychiatrist says have to continue klonopin (clonazepam) at night because it is required to make trazadone work. Can you explain simply how the klonopin (clonazepam) effects the trazadone to improve sleep.?

Psychiatrist says have to continue klonopin (clonazepam) at night because it is required to make trazadone work. Can you explain simply how the klonopin (clonazepam) effects the trazadone to improve sleep.?

Trazadone: Klonopin (clonazepam) is basically a long acting tranquilizer and can potentiate the action of trazadone. However many people get good results with trazadone alone. I recommend that you follow the directions of your psychiatrist who knows you best. ...Read more

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I have sleep disorder so sometimes I take Clonazepam 0.5 for sleep but it works 2-2.5 hours after taking. Can I take Zolpidem for sleep instead?

I have sleep disorder so sometimes I take Clonazepam 0.5 for sleep but it works 2-2.5 hours after taking. Can I take Zolpidem for sleep instead?

Talk to your doctor : You can try zolpidem instead. Your doctor may suggest other options as well such as Trazodone. Be aware that you can experience sleep walking or sleep eating while on zolpidem. I know of a woman who ate an entire pie after taking zolpidem. I once had a patient who made an inappropriate phone call to his boss's wife after taking zolpidem. Be careful and talk to your doctor about your options. ...Read more

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Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

Let's talk about insomnia. Currently, on clonazepam for anxiety but uncomfortable increasing for sleep aid, also doesn't work well there. Options?

Difficulty falling: asleep is often associated w/anxiety while waking up early and not returning to sleep is associated w/depression. Periodic waking is associated w/overall light sleep. Please see you doc who may order a sleep study. A psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Natural treatment includes melatonin supplement but w/professional guidance. Stop all stimulants after noon. ...Read more

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I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and klonopin is it normal to just fall asleep? I will come home from work sit down, watch tv and not even know I fell asleep

I take Effexor (venlafaxine) and klonopin is it normal to just fall asleep? I will come home from work sit down, watch tv and not even know I fell asleep

Sleep study: Drowsiness and sleepiness is a common side effect of many medications and can be additive when multiple agents are being taken. I would suggest having your PCP help you get a sleep study and EEG to determine if poor sleep quality is an undiagnosed contributing factor. Do you also have hypertension, gerd, snoring, high BMI... ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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