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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What could happen if you overdosed on klonopin (clonazepam)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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What could happen if you overdosed on klonopin (clonazepam)?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Is medical emergency that needs supportive tx in er. There is extreme sedation, confusion, loss of consciousness, slowing of metabolic activities & heart, coma & death if not resuscitated. ...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


Dr. Shin Beh Dr. Beh
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Out of curiosity I have seen my friend take 12 one mg klonopin (clonazepam). How many mg would it take to overdose?

Dr. Shin Beh Dr. Beh
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Out of curiosity I have seen my friend take 12 one mg klonopin (clonazepam). How many mg would it take to overdose?

That's really high: 12 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam) is incredibly high. Are you sure that's the drug? What happened to your friend? Klonopin (clonazepam) is not something to sniff at and can potentially be lethal. I am cautious with any dose of more than 1 mg. ...Read more

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What are signs of a klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

What are signs of a klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Sedation up to death: Klonopin (clonazepam) overdose is serious and should be treated at the emergency room immediately. It can lead to respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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What can klonopin (clonazepam) overdose do ?

...and death: It is easy to overdose on klonopin, (clonazepam) because Klonopin (clonazepam) like any other benzodiazepine is a CNS depressant. The overdose symptoms are: dizziness, somnolence, confusion, coma, respiratory and cardiovascular depression and death. Never share this medicine with another person or self medicate.
If any concerns talk to your treating physician for more information. ...Read more

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What are the tests for klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Klonopin (clonazepam) OD: Urine screen positive for benzodiazepines. Only other indicators are level of alertness & vital signs. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

Klonopin OD: Klonopin (Clonazepam) a benzodiazepine medication that is used to treat panic disorder & to prevent & treat seizures. It has been used for many other conditions as well. Overdose symptoms can include: lack of coordination, confusion, slow reflexes, coma & death. ...Read more

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What could happen if a person overdosed on 2-3grams of propanolol and 60 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam)?

What could happen if a person overdosed on 2-3grams of propanolol and 60 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Serious: These are very high doses of both medications. The propanolol can cause severe hypotension or bradycardia, or even cardiac arrest. The klonopin (clonazepam) can cause severe respiratory depression. This person needs to be in the hospital for at least observation, if not medications to support heart rate and blood pressure, and to reverse the klonipin. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for klonopin (clonazepam) overdose?

See below: I'd have er doctor decide :( treatment may involve "pumping the stomach, " taking certain medicines. Very imporant: once stabilized and cleaned, very close follow up in psychotherapy is a must! (especially if intentional od). ...Read more

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Klonopin 4mg seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mg will i overdose?

Klonopin 4mg seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mg will i overdose?

Tolerating?: Everyone has a different tolerance to medications. Both of the above can be very sedating. For those with a high tolerance sedation is not an issue. Unless you have liver or kidney disease these doses are not excessive. Again ck with your dr about making adjustments if you are too sedated and do not drive or operate dangerous machinery. ...Read more

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Could a dose of methadone plus 15mg of klonopin (clonazepam) be a fatal overdose?

Could a dose of methadone plus 15mg of klonopin (clonazepam) be a fatal overdose?

Would depend: It would depend on the dose of Methadone given and the tolerance level of the individual for both Methadone and klonopin (clonazepam).
That is a very large dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) - i certainly would suggest a visit to the er.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How quickly will an overdose of klonopin (clonazepam) and oxycodone kill you?

How quickly will an overdose of klonopin (clonazepam) and oxycodone kill you?

In minutes : An overdose of this combination can lead to respiratory depression. Brain damage will occur minutes after one stops breathing with death from cardiac arrest following shortly thereafter. ...Read more

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How hard is it overdose on my medicine i'm on 1.5 mg of klonopin 80 mg of inderal (propranolol) and 45 mg of remeron at night that's it wife says its a lot ?

Medication Question: It would be best for you to contact your prescribing physician. If meds are prescribed by different physicians contact one of them and ask about all three in combination. You would be well served to contact a psychologist to help you deal with your anxiousness. That may help to relieve some of your other symptoms too. According to the cdc 90% of all doctor visits in the us are caused by stress. ...Read more

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I overdosed on benedryl, klonopin (clonazepam) and trazadone 2 days ago. I'm having droopy eyes, blurred vision, etc Is this life threatening or will it wear off?

I overdosed on benedryl, klonopin (clonazepam) and trazadone 2 days ago.  I'm having droopy eyes, blurred vision, etc Is this life threatening or will it wear off?

Side effects: You need a complete re-evaluation of your daily medications!!!!!! The effect of your overdose is over but HOW DID IT HAPPEN?? Seek mental health professional please!!!!!
Good luck
Hope this helps
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What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

Benzodiazepine: Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine, the same class of medication as Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Restoril (temazepam), versed (midazolam) and others. It is fda approved for the treatment of seizure disorder (epilepsy) and panic disorder. Has other uses having to do with neurologic or psychiatric problems.Is a controlled substance due to addictive potential. ...Read more

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Why is klonopin (clonazepam) addicting?

Why is klonopin (clonazepam) addicting?

Klonopin (clonazepam) addiction: Good question. For vulnerable people, the pleasurable sensations that make addictive drugs disastrously attractive occur when Dopamine levels in the brain’s reward area surge abruptly. Usually there are neurons in the brain that inhibit this result, by downregulating dopamine-producing neurons. Benzos like Klonopin (clonazepam) inhibit these "inhibitory" neurons -- taking the brakes off the Dopamine surge. ...Read more

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What is a high dosage of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Need details!: Low for one high for another--and people can develop dependency, requiring and tolerating higher and higher doses that seem "low". If you are taking, say, a few mg a day and the dose is stable, you are probably ok, but klonipin should always be supervised by someone knowledgable and attentive. ...Read more

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Can ambient be taken with klonopin (clonazepam)?

Possibly. : Not contraindicated, but both can cause sedation, decreased reaction time, memory issues which may be increased with combination. Both also have some potential for addiction and development of tolerance with chronic use. ...Read more

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Can you shoot 2 milligram klonopins (clonazepam)?

NO, very dangerous!: Don't shoot drugs! Take Klonopin (clonazepam) only as prescribed. ...Read more

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What arte signs of klonopin (clonazepam) with drawal?

What arte signs of klonopin (clonazepam) with drawal?

Seizure: The most dangerous sign of Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawl is seizure activity. However, other uncomfortable and potentially dangerous withdrawl symptoms can include nausea, lack of coordination, unstable gait, impaired decision making, and headaches. ...Read more

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Are some people prescribed 5mg of klonopin (clonazepam)?

Rare: That is an extremely high dosage. Your doctor would have to have a unique reason to prescribe that, such as failing numerous others meds and therapy. ...Read more

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) better to take as needed or daily?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) better to take as needed or daily?

As needed: Usually it is not recommended to take medications like Klonopin (clonazepam) on a daily basis as it is easy to develop dependence and tolerance to this medication. If your psychiatrist recommends it daily then I would take that advice as he/she knows the severity of your anxiety disorder. ...Read more

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How long will 1mg of klonopin (clonazepam) stay in my system?

How long will 1mg of klonopin (clonazepam) stay in my system?

About a day: Klonopin's clinical effects last about twelve hours, so it most likely is gone after about thirty six hours from your blood stream. If you are inquiring about this for drug tests, keep in mind that this is general information from my practice, and may not be correct for you or your situation. ...Read more

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How much time does klonopin (clonazepam) stay in your system?

20 hour half-life: Klonopin (clonazepam) is one of the longer acting benzos, lasting 20hours. So twice day dosing is usually sufficient. If you are abusing it and hoping to avoid a positive drug test, if might show up in your urine up to 5 days (5- half-lives to clear any medication) ...Read more

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How should you slowly decrease your klonopin (clonazepam) dose?

Your doctor: Your doctor will recommend a tapering dose to minimize adverse effects of medication discontinuation. ...Read more

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How are xanax(alprazolam ) and colazepam (klonopins) different?

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

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How long will it take 1.5 mg of klonopin to get out of my blood?

How long will it take 1.5 mg of klonopin to get out of my blood?

Four days: The answer is four 1/2 lives... taken from a pharmacology website: “After 4 half-lives the amount of drug (6.25%) is considered to be negligible regarding its therapeutic effects”.

Given that Klonopin doesn’t have major active metabolites, and the ‘average ‘ one-day 1/2 life of Klonopin (though some texts cite 20-80 hours, there’s no way it’s anywhere near 80 hours in real-world practice ...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


Overdose (Definition)

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