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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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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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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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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)?

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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Having clonazepam tablets for anixety since 7years, had started with upto 4mg total per day, now reduced it to 0.50mg at bedtime, I want to leave it c?

Having clonazepam tablets for anixety since 7years, had started with upto 4mg total per day, now reduced it to 0.50mg at bedtime, I want to leave it c?

Work with doctor: Wow, you have really come a long way in reducing your clonazepam. This can be challenging to do, so i'm glad for you! you would need to decrease it very, very gradually with the help of your doctor. Probably no more than 10% every few weeks depending on your response, because it's so potent. You may need to get the last tapering increments through a compounding pharmacy; your doctor can help. ...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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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...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