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Klonopin A Narcotic Drug
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
Is there a good med for anxiety that is not a narcotic? was taking klonpin for 8 months, but knopin stopped working.
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. ...Read more
Is klonopin 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: Klonopin 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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could be: Klonopin, also known as clonazepam, is a benzodiazepine medication that is used commonly to treat anxiety. It was originally used, however, to treat seizures. So, depending on your age, physical condition, dose of klonopin, how long you have been taking it, and so on, if you stop abruptly, you could have grand mal seizures. If this happens while you are driving, it could be disastrous. Call md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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. So we are talking quite a while before this much is gone. Please clarify and more importantly get. ...Read more
Kinda nervous first day on ativan 6mg changed my klonopin 2 mg I've been on for 3 years yesterday so far so good is a good drug for aniety/panicattks?
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. ...Read more
I was prescribed klonopin. 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 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 ...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
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