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Klonopin Lexapro Xanax
So I went to my family doctor again today bc my anxiety is none stop 24/7 where I feel like I cant breath I swithced my lexapro from night to morning so I took my lexapro this morning at 8 xanax at 1030 she prescribed me klonopin can I take it now?
Call her to ask!: I'm hoping she know about all the medications you take - if not - she needs to so she can give you the best and safest care. That type of security might even help your 24/7 worries. These drugs in combo can increase side effects but as long as you watch carefully and report things to her and know what to watch for, it should be ok. Consider CBT for skills to manage anxiety too! ...Read more
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
Klonopin (clonazepam) lasts long: Klonopin is usually given twice a day. Xanax (alprazolam) is given 3-4 times a day. Klonopin has a longer half life (the ammount of time it take for you to get rid of half of the dose through metabolism / elimination) it is also easier to come off Klonopin through gradual dose reduction. There are other differences reported by some patients. (more euphoria with xanax). ...Read more
Talk to your doc: While there is likely no interaction, anyone who is prescribing you Klonopin or xanax (alprazolam) would probably like to know that you are concerned enough about your mood to be taking an over the counter agent and can better advise you on the safest way to address this. ...Read more
Xanax (alprazolam) and Klonopin: There is no such thing as "better", "best or "worst" medication, only those that work and don't work, based on the patient's individual circumstances and genetics. ...Read more
Bad idea: Both are similar types of medication and can lead to dependence. ...Read more
Yes and no: Xanax (alprazolam) is a very short acting benzodiazepine and Klonopin is longer acting. Xanax (alprazolam) is much more addictive if used long term, but may act quicker. Neither is good long term as you develop tolerance meaning the same dose is no longer effective. It is better to fo find an antidepressant or a wide variety of other anti anxiety medications. ...Read more
Talk to his doc.: While there is likely no interaction, anyone who is prescribing you Klonopin or xanax (alprazolam) would probably like to know that their patient is concerned enough about his/her mood to be taking an over the counter agent and can better advise them on the safest way to address this. ...Read more
It would be worse: The treatment of withdrawal syndromes is with drugs that are longer acting than the drug from which you are withdrawing. Klonopin should be gradually tapered over several months in people who are on appreciable doses for a long time. Xanax (alprazolam) is short-acting, will relieve the symptoms but produce more dependency than the Klonopin did. Anticonvulsant meds (depakote. Neurontin) can help. ...Read more
Can I take a 2mg klonopin with a. 05 Xanax (alprazolam) just for one night of sleep due to anexity?
Addiction: Having two different benzodiazepine medications, and thinking more doses will bring you sleep us evidence of a very big problem. Honestly you do not have to live like this. It is not healthy. It is not going to end well if this continues. Please consider asking for help to find another way to live. ...Read more
What do you advise if I'm on 2 mg of xanax, 1mg of k-pin, 40mg of Lexapro and 10mg of abilify, (aripiprazole)plus 5 BP pills and 20mg lazic.?
Switched from 1mg xanax to 1mg klonopin abruptly and experiencing internal shakey sensations in my head. Should I be concerned. Happens often.
I am switching from 0.25 mg of Xanax (alprazolam) per day to 0.25 mg of Klonopin. Do I need to taper or can I simply switch and if tapering how would I do it?
Took 300 mg/day of theanine for anxiety, but now on Lexapro 10 mg, but the theanine helped quickly, like xanax (alprazolam). Can I take both lexapro and theanine?
Theanine is suppleme:
Theanine is supplement so there usually is not reliable research available. Lexipro is an SSRI antidepressant
There shouldn't be any problem with a trial of both of these meds in the dosage you mentioned. If you had any apparent side effects I would discuss them with your psychiatrist ...Read more
Xanax/lexapro: Yes it is.Get a more detailed answer ›
It works quicker: The advantage of xanax (alprazolam) is mainly that is gets into one's system pretty quickly, on the order of 15 to 30 minutes. It is useful if someone is experiencing a panic attack and needs a medication to get into their system quickly and work quickly. It doesn't last more than about 4 hours. However because it has such a short duration of action, it's not the best one for chronic, consistent anxiety. ...Read more
Psychotherapy: Go on a drug vacation an get CBT ...Read more
Neither: When given in equivalent doses, they work essentially the same. However, xanax (alprazolam) gets in quickly but is very short-acting, and has higher abuse potential. Klonopin (clonazepam takes several hours to peak, but sticks around for a long time, and has somewhat lower abuse potential. For gad, antidepressants work well and don't have dependency risks, psychotherapy also works with no risks. ...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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