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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.

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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Is there a good med for anxiety that is not a narcotic? Was taking klonpin for 8 months, but knopin stopped working.

Is there a good med for anxiety that is not a narcotic? Was taking klonpin for 8 months, but knopin stopped working.

Klonopin (clonazepam) is actually: A benzodiazepine. Yes - there are non-benzodiazepine medication choices. Don't know if you are currently on Sam-e or Effexor (venlafaxine) but SSRI's are often used to treat anxiety. Discuss with prescribing medical provider. Take care.

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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.

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What's the drug is stronger Xanax (alprazolam) or klonopin?

Xanax (alprazolam) vs klonopin: Klonopin last longer, xanax (alprazolam) has a short half life as can be very addictive, any how do not take any without u physician advise and discuss with him/her any question u may have.

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Do you have to go to drug rehab to get off of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Do you have to go to drug rehab to get off of klonopin (clonazepam)?

No: But you can not stop the medication abruptly, this can cause seizures, delirium and sometimes death. Decrease your dose slowly over time. Something like decreasing your total daily dose by 0.5mg every 3 days would be a place to start. If you can't do this on your own, then it's time to consider residential treatment.

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Is it really dangerous to come off of the drug klonopin (clonazepam) cold turkey?

Is it really dangerous to come off of the drug klonopin (clonazepam) cold turkey?

Could be bad.: Depending on how much you're taking, the withdrawal symptoms from abruptly stopping use of Klonopin (clonazepam) can be bad, including seizures and even death. Take it slow, get advice from a physician.

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I've taken at least 70mgs of klonopin (clonazepam) the past two days how long until I can pass a drug test?

I've taken at least 70mgs of klonopin (clonazepam) the past two days how long until I can pass a drug test?

REALLY?!?: I am sorry but are you absolutely sure that you have this dose correct? Because it is virtually impossible that you are still with us! The highest sinfle dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) is 2mg. This means that you have taken 35 pills of the highest dose. Perhaps you mean 7 mg. Half life is very long for klonopin (clonazepam). So we are talking quite a while before this much is gone. Please clarify and more importantly get.

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I was prescribed klonopin (clonazepam). 0.5MG daily for anxiety. Can this drug be taken in a as needed basis and discontinued suddenly?

I was prescribed klonopin (clonazepam). 0.5MG daily for anxiety. Can this drug be taken in a as needed basis and discontinued suddenly?

Take as prescribed: Drugs should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Generally, Klonopin (clonazepam) is prescribed as a daily medication rather than taken on an as needed basis since it does not start working immediately (can take up to 30 minutes or longer). Any discontinuation of a medication, especially one taken daily, should be discussed with the prescribing physician first. Better options exist for prn use

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) a dangerous drug? I take it almost every night because it helps me sleep. I have been reading online that it can really mess people up.

Is klonopin (clonazepam) a dangerous drug? I take it almost every night because it helps me sleep. I have been reading online that it can really mess people up.

Klonopin (clonazepam): Klonopin (clonazepam) is a sedating medication, a benzodiazepine, that can also be habit forming. It is sometimes used for sleep, but should not be used for extended periods because it can induce tolerance (requiring more drug for same effect). I strongly suggest working with your doctor to get to the bottom of your sleep issues, rather than covering them up. A psychiatrist or psychologist may help.

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Please help! What is the drug klonopin (clonazepam) most commonly used for?

Please help! What is the drug klonopin (clonazepam) most commonly used for?

Klonopin/clonazepam: The medication is used commonly for anxiety including panic attacks, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, bruxism/teeth grinding, akithesia/restlessness but may be used in other ways. It is a dea schedule IV controlled substance that can be addictive. It is potentially lethal combined with alcohol. If taken daily for a long period abrupt discontinuation can result in severe withdrawal seizure/death.

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Been on klonopin 3mg for 5 years for severe GAD tried alot this is the only drug that gives mr my life back but I want to wean off to see if I can get through this without the klonopin how should I do this ive read all kind of horror stories?

Been on klonopin 3mg for 5 years for severe GAD tried alot this is the only drug that gives mr my life back but I want to wean off to see if I can get through this without the klonopin how should I do this ive read all kind of horror stories?

Slowly w med superv.: Obviously your medication treatment and withdrawal should be under close psychiatric supervision. When Klonopin is being tapered it usually needs to be done very slowly. It is also possible that your doctor may want to consider putting you in an SSRI which can be very helpful for anxiety as well as depression Psychotherapy will also most likely be very helpful.

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Could alternating tramadol and klonopin (clonazepam) at night for plmd (not rls) be an effective solution to tolerance for both drugs?

Could alternating tramadol and klonopin (clonazepam) at night for plmd (not rls) be an effective solution to tolerance for both drugs?

Probably: In general not taking a medication every day helps prevent physical and emotional tolerance. Tramadol and Klonopin (clonazepam) have different mechanisms of action. Therefore, alternating meds is an excellant plan!

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Is lorazepam most similar to xanax (alprazolam)? I know duration is longer but is it the closest one in this class of drugs? Klonopin doesn't work

Xanax (alprazolam): Lorazepam is similar to Xanax (alprazolam) in that it has a short half life which means it seems to work faster but doesn't last as long, This makes these more addictive. Klonopin and Tranxene have a longer half life which takes longer to work but lasts much longer and is still addictive but less so.

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I have been on klonopin (clonazepam) 2mg once a day for a year how long will it take to go clear for a drug screen for work stopped taking two days ago?

Varies widely: The range for 1/2-life (i.e., 1mg still there) is 18-50 hrs! People metabolize differently. So, it could be over 4 full days! But if you have a legit Rx - it should be honored. Try not to worry if you are being a responsible adult. If you're not..... Well, by 35 perhaps you need to start moving in that direction. Best!

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I took 6 klonopin (clonazepam) around 12mg yesterday at 8pm, I was wondering how long it stays in the urine for a drug test. I weigh 143 and 5-11ft, I workout to?

I took 6 klonopin (clonazepam) around 12mg yesterday at 8pm, I was wondering how long it stays in the urine for a drug test. I weigh 143 and 5-11ft, I workout to?

Why: Not a bright idea to take 12 mg of Clonazepam (klonipin)...Seek a counselor, psychologist, psychiatrist, addiction specialist for help. It can take 3 days to clear but detection in urine also depends if its a qualitative versus a quantitative test and the sensitivity of the test.

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Why would my prescribed daily dose of klonopin (clonazepam) never show up positive on any of my employment drug screens for benzos?

Why would my prescribed daily dose of klonopin (clonazepam) never show up positive on any of my employment drug screens for benzos?

Good luck?: Drug screens are accurate, but there is a false positive and negative rate for all tests. Maybe you're on a low dose and it is not sensitive enough to register. May be interference with another drug you are taking?

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Having a hard time getting off Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg. Is there another drug I can transition to without weight gain? Harder withdrawl than klonopin. Suggestions

Having a hard time getting off Paxil (paroxetine) 10 mg. Is there another drug I can transition to without weight gain? Harder withdrawl than klonopin. Suggestions

A couple suggestions: Are you actually looking to transition to another drug or are you trying to come off all together? You could try transitioning to citalopram which doesn't tend to be as difficult to stop as Paxil (paroxetine) but is related enough that you should still have some relief of your mental symptoms. Another one to consider transitioning to would be sertraline. Weight gain isn't that big an issue with either of those

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