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I just started. 25mg of klonopin (clonazepam) three times a day I'm really drowsy how long does this usually last for and what can I do to make it not so bad?

I just started. 25mg of klonopin (clonazepam) three times a day I'm really drowsy how long does this usually last for and what can I do to make it not so bad?

See details: Klonopin (clonazepam) lasts a long time in your system and a 3 times a day dosage schedule is to say the least an unusual one. Sedation is the major side effect. I would urge you to discuss reducing the dosage or changing meds with your doctor. ...Read more

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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Why do I have to take klonopin (clonazepam) twice a day? How long will it take for the drowsiness to go away?

It may not go away: You need to talk to your prescriber to understand why you are on the med, at its dose that makes you drowsy, and how long it is anticipated you will need to stay on it. ...Read more

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I have klonopin (clonazepam). I took 5mg and and didn't feel any drowsiness... Do some people require higher doses?

I have klonopin (clonazepam). I took 5mg and and didn't feel any drowsiness... Do some people require higher doses?

Yes, but: Since you obviously have a high tolerance to it, and little benefit, I would work with your psychiatrist about finding a way to slowly stop it and replace it with something non-addicting, perhaps gabapentin. ...Read more

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I was on Paxil (paroxetine) & buspa, it work ok only had drowsiness. Dr put me on klonopin. 05mg & remeron 15mg, im concern about the side affects. I have low bp?

I was on Paxil (paroxetine) & buspa, it work ok only had drowsiness. Dr put me on klonopin. 05mg & remeron 15mg, im concern about the side affects. I have low bp?

Med. Adjustment.: Drowsiness is a common side effects with Paxil, (paroxetine) Klonopin and Remeron. They can also lower blood pressure. Your doctor could adjust the doses and time schedule in taking the medications to avoid the side-effects. ...Read more

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Just started lexapro (escitalopram). Does the sleepiness side-effect decrease over time? I am also currently taking clonazepam in the evening.

Just started lexapro (escitalopram). Does the sleepiness side-effect decrease over time? I am also currently taking clonazepam in the evening.

Lexapro (escitalopram) & Clonazepam: Side effects of Lexapro (escitalopram) usually dissipate if they're going to, within a week or two. You might want to review your use of Clonazepam with your doctor, though. Depending on what time you take it, it could be still hanging around in enough quantity to make you sleepy in the day. Your doctor can help you with these problems. ...Read more

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Why do I feel drowsy today?

Did you sleep well?: Daytime alertness largely depends on your sleep. It must be sufficient and high quality.

Are you taking any meds that are sedating you? ...Read more

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Do Vibramicyn make you drowsy?

Not Common.: This is not a commonly reported side effect, but I am sure it could occur. ...Read more

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

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Can citalopram cause drowsiness?

Celexa (citalopram): Not common but dose dependent.

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Does acetaminophen make you drowsy?

Does acetaminophen make you drowsy?

Not usually: Not usually, if you take only acetaminophen, but sometimes this medicine come as part of other medications like tylenol#3 or 4 or vicodin, then will cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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Will meloxicam make you drowsiness?

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Meloxicam: Meloxicam is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication and can cause unwanted side effects. Common side effects are stomach upset, nausea, indigestion. ... Less commonly, it can cause dizziness, drowsiness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position. .. ...Read more

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I took aspirin and now feel drowsy?

I took aspirin and now feel drowsy?

How many you take?: How many aspirin did you take? But YES, drowsiness can be an uncommon side effect of even low dose aspirin. You should discuss this with your physician since other causes of drowsiness should be checked into which could be unrelated to aspirin therapy. If you'd like to speak about this with me then, write me at:

www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can masturbation lead to drowsiness?

Can masturbation lead to drowsiness?

Masterbation: No, but relaxation after orgasm is quite common. ...Read more

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Does the hCG injection cause drowsiness?

HCG: I have never heard of that. It is probably something else unless allergy problems. ...Read more

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Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Can luvox (fluvoxamine) cause drowsiness?

Yes: If someone takes it in the morning and feels drowsy during the day, they can switch to taking it at night. The daily dose can be taken once a day as long as this is otherwise tolerated. ...Read more

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What is the best non drowsy allergy meds?

What is the best non drowsy allergy meds?

Non drowsy: You can try either claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or their generic forms if ok with your doctor. ...Read more

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What is good for drowsiness or dizziness?

What is good for drowsiness or dizziness?

Drowsiness dizziness: Drowsiness and dizziness are two different conditions. Drowsiness is when you are feeling sleepy and dizziness is when you head is feeling like spinning and giddy. If you are drowsy you need to know if it is lack of sleep of sleep apnea or effect from alcohol or any other medicines. It usually goes away with rest and sleep. We need to find out cause of dizziness and treat it that way, so if dizzy seemd. ...Read more

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Why do some antihistamines make me drowsy?

Why do some antihistamines make me drowsy?

Cross into brain: Older antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, or chlorpheniramine, actually cross the barrier between the bloodstream and the brain. This causes many people to feel drowsy or sedated. It can make some people irritable, or even cause insomnia. For this reason, the "non-sedating" antihistamines were developed. These medications cause much less drowsiness, and are better tolerated. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes always feel drowsy / heavy?

Why do my eyes always feel drowsy / heavy?

Eyes drowsy/heavy: The most common reasons for these symptoms are use related drying (eg from heavy computer use) and droopy eyelids which cause one to exert effort to keep them up out of the way. Try using artificial years throughout your day. If there is no improvement, go see your ophthalmologist (eye md). ...Read more

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Can benzonatate (tessalon) make you drowsy?

Not likely: Tessalon perles (benzonatate) are used to treat coughing. They provide a local anesthetic to cough receptor triggers. It is unlikely that they would cause fatigue or drowsiness, but to be sure, don't take your fist dose ever and then operate a car, boat, plane, tractor, etc. ...Read more

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Can predsol forte syrup lead to drowsiness?

Predsol & sleepiness: Predsol forte is a form of prednisione (like prednisone) and generally does not cause drowsiness. In fact, these steroid drugs typically cause insomnia. ...Read more

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What causes drowsiness diprivan or propofol?

What causes drowsiness diprivan or propofol?

Same medication!: Diprivan is the trademarked name for the medication propofol. They are the same medication. Propofol causes the rapid onset of drowsiness in low doses and sleep in higher doses. It can be used for sedation or to induce general anesthesia. Because it can slow or stop breathing, it must be used only by an anesthesiologist or by personnel trained in anesthesia administration. ...Read more

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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

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Will all anti anxiety meds make you drowsy?

Anxiety: Most do, such as benzodiazepines. Few have little sedating effect such as buspar (buspirone). ...Read more

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Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

Does taking zyrtec (cetirizine) d make you drowsy?

No: Zyrtec (cetirizine) d typically does not make one drowsy, but it can. With the "d" component, which is pseudophed, most patients get hyper b/c this is a stimulant. ...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


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Drowsiness (Definition)

Drowsiness = feeling sleepy/ feeling ...Read more