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Is Clonazepam A Narcotic
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
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
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
Prescription: Prescriptions are normally filled withiin same week. U need new one. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Depression: Slows functions down.Get a more detailed answer ›
Benzodiazepines: They are chemical cousins and do the same thing in humans....Sedate, anti-anxiety, muscle relaxers. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, and this is actually pretty common. ...Read more
You can, BUT: There may be additive, blood pressure-reducing effects when taking both these medications. Until you learn how the combination affects you, be cautious when getting up from a laying or sitting position. Report any symptoms like dizziness, lightheadedness, fainting, or tachycardia to your physician -- who should also be checking orthostatic blood pressures with you. ...Read more
Yes: There shouldn't be a problem with that. ...Read more
There are potential: Dangers in combing central nervous system (CNS) depressants. Both opioids and benzodiazepines are CNS depressants, and when used together they may produce what are called "synergistic" effects - where 1+1=5. It also highly depends on the dose. The risks of overdose is much higher in patients who on opioids and benzos, as well as with alcohol. If these are prescribed to you, talk to the doctors. ...Read more
MAY NOT BE TIME:
Many think that depressed patients should stay on a dose of antidepressant that works for at least a year to 1 1/2 years. This is to avoid recurrences.
After that time taper slowly with dr's help.
Be careful with you. ...Read more
Half life: Xanax (alprazolam) and Clonazepam are both drugs within the class of benzodiazepines. These drugs act on the receptor called GABA in the brain and nervous system. The half-life of a drug is related to how long it takes to clear from the body. Clonazepam has a longer half life, meaning it takes longer for half of it to metabolize. Xanax (alprazolam) has a half life of around 11 hrs. Clonazepam between 18 and 50. ...Read more
Directly affect GABA, and at least in rats, they decrease serotonin (and affect the various serotonin receptors) through a complex mechanism.
This may be in part why they can be effective in treating serotonin syndrome and why they can complicate mood disorders in certain patients. ...Read more
Yes: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes you can:
No drug interactions between these drugs.
Rec.: if concerned, see your pcp for meds adjustment. ...Read more
Sedation, coma: The primary symptom of overdose is sedation and confusion, which can progress to a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and eventually respiratory depression, coma, and death. If you suspect Clonazepam overdose, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, as quick intervention can literally be lifesaving. ...Read more
If prescribed, yes: If these medications have both been prescribed to you, yes you can take them together. ...Read more
Prozac (fluoxetine) and Klonopin: They are different classes of medications, but for each individual, some differences could occur when taken together. If Prozac (fluoxetine) calms anxiety (which is probably the goal)then it may feel like the Klonopin hit you harder. I always recommend keeping a log when you make any changes in med or dose. It is too easy to confuse the variables (example-if you were sleep deprived night before).But talk w yr do ...Read more
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