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Doctor insights on: Klonopin Interactions

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Does klonopin have an interaction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or do they counteract one another?

Does klonopin have an interaction with Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) or do they counteract one another?

Hmm: both very addictive medications. one is an upper (vyvanse) and the other is a downer - so yes, in a sense they oppose each other. i typically don't promote use of stimulants for people with "nervousness" or anxiety. but its hard to second guess your medications without knowing your history. that said, i almost never prescribe both at the same time. ...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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The interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and tegretol:tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% -does klonopin (clonazepam) raise tegretol ?

The interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and tegretol:tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% -does klonopin (clonazepam) raise tegretol ?

Not great combo: Concomitant administration of clonazepam (Klonopin) and carbamazepine (Tegretol) resulted in a 22% increase in clonazepam clearance and a 20.5% decrease in carbamazepine clearance. Carbamazepine is well known to induce its own metabolism as well as the metabolism of other meds making it difficult to manage. Consult provider. Bottom line - Klonopin is not likely to raise Tegretol levels. ...Read more

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Would ativan be a better choice than klonopin (clonazepam) to use along with cardizem cd because of the interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and cardizem.

Would ativan be a better choice than klonopin (clonazepam) to use along with cardizem cd because of the interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and cardizem.

Yes,,and no: Both drugs have interactions with cardizem. Lightheadedness and dizziness for example. Both can result in hypotension. The number of interactions are greater with klonopin, (clonazepam) but that is probably because Klonopin (clonazepam) stays in your bloodstream much longer than ativan. So if that is your only choice, than ativan. Best choice is to switch to anxiety drug from a different chemical structure completely. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) and hydroxyzine have a bad interaction?

Can klonopin (clonazepam) and hydroxyzine have a bad interaction?

Be careful: They are both sedatives so if you took sufficiently high doses at bedtime you may cause yourself to stop breathing although in clinical practice that would be rare. As long as you are not taking more than five milligrams of Clonazepam a day then any amount of Hydroxyzine up to about 100 mg a day would likely be tolerated. There are exceptions to these principles so talk to a doctor about this. ...Read more

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Ary there any serious interaction s between xanex and klonopin (clonazepam) besides over sedation?

Ary there any serious interaction s between xanex and klonopin (clonazepam) besides over sedation?

Why would you: Consider taking two benzodiazapines together? This is a question that you should be asking your prescribing psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take niacin and B12 if i already take 1mg per day of klonopin (clonazepam)? Didnt find any interactions but i wanna be sure

Is it ok to take niacin and B12 if i already take 1mg per day of klonopin (clonazepam)? Didnt find any interactions but i wanna be sure

No problem: There is no significant interaction. You should be sure that the B12 and Niacin have been prescribed for a good reason and not just something you take. ...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