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Is Klonopin Bad For Me And Is It As Addictive As Xanax
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Is hydrocodone ibuprofone a narcotic in the vicoden category and is it addictive and is dangerous when used for anxiety purposes?
Bad idea?: There are no specific drug-drug interactions between the two medications Keppra (levetiracetam) and klonopin. They can both make you sleepy though. I have used them in combination without a problem. To be safe i would make sure if different docs are prescribing them that they are aware of the combination. ...Read more
Is klonopin (clonazepam) addictive? I am having great success on it and would like to stay on it long term. Is this typical or is it only for short term use?
Is there such thing as a non sedating benzodiazepine? Or something that can prevent panic attacks without sedating me? I take Xanax (alprazolam) and it sedates me
Should I take seroquel (quetiapine) and trazodone together for insomnia is it safe? Is that a usual combo sent for severe insomnia??
Why does lyrica (pregabalin) sometimes give depression as side-effect. And for instance GHB is sometimes used as an anti-deppresant? Is it that big of a diffrence?
With caution: There is a caution about combining the two agents as both can increase the risk of bleeding, by different mechanisms. This however would be true of any serotonergic antidepressant. You should discuss any concerns you have the prescribing physicians. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I take 4 mg of clonazepam a day for anxiety and insomnia it works well but my memory is getting bad is this permanent or just a side affect?
Is it ok to take Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) with klonopin and seroquel? The Remeron just gives me too much appetite.
Talk to your doctor : It might be better to increase the dose of your Seroquel. I would avoid adding another benzodiazepine such as Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam). You are already taking Klonopin (a benzodiazepine). It's best to avoid polypharmacy and the risk of addiction. Also, you could develop rebound insomnia which means you can't sleep even though you are on medication for sleep. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
OK: It is ok, but it might not be completely effective. Hydroxyzine and Ativan (lorazepam) work through different mechanisms of action. Hydroxyzine is a potent antihistamine, which leads to sedation and decreased anxiety. Ativan (lorazepam) works through the GABA system (more like alcohol). Withdrawal from Ativan (lorazepam) will be mitigated to some extent, but not completely by using hydroxyzine. In time, should be ok. ...Read more
I am looking for a generic for seroquel (quetiapine). I believe it is serez. Is it as effective and safe?
Generally yes: Generics have been shown to vary in their absorption from the brand - try it and find out and if you begin to have problems report them to your doctor. ...Read more
When is a strong sedative a helpful medication like lorazapam and is 2 mgs a safe first dose 170 lbs also what is lexapro (escitalopram)?
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
Alprazolam is a short acting benzodiazepine, it does not last long in the system . So when used regularly with multiple doses to treat anxiety, it is associated with inter-dose withdrawal, tolerance and a resulting increase level of baseline anxiety. So in anxiety clinics, we use it only in cases of " flight , dentist or other infrequent anxieties, ...Read more
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