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Klonopin Vs Xanax For Sleep
Bad idea: Both are similar types of medication and can lead to dependence. ...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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
New pdoc Rx’d Xanax (alprazolam) ER 1mg every 6hr as needed. Took @ 1pm. OK to take 1mg Klonopin (older RX) @ 9pm, or bad mix? (Can't sleep full night w/ Xanax (alprazolam) ER)
Mixing is bad: Your physician prescribed those medications with the intention of you taking only those medications. Both Xanax (alprazolam) and klonopin are in the same class of medications and could cause an overdose. Absolutely do not take those medications at the same time without your doctor knowing. This could result in death from respiratory depression secondary to benzodiazepine overdose. ...Read more
I took .5 mg of Xanax at 11:30pm and but still feel some anxiety can I take .5 mg of clonazepam to get some sleep i was just diganosed with panic and anxiety about two days ago and still feel the anxiety kicking in and I am not able to get some sleep is i
I wouldn't: Using 2 different versions of the same kind of medicine (alprazalam and clonazepam) doesn't really make any sense, and Klonopin takes almost 2 hours to have its full effect. Xanax (alprazolam) is very short-acting and isn't the best sleep aide in the world. There are also non-drug methods of dealing with anxiety. Talk to your doctor about a better sleep medication, if 0.5 doesn't work, using 1 mg would be next. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Insomnia causing migraines to act up I got botox injections yesterday, is it safe to combine Ambien (zolpidem) xanex and klonopin to try and get good night sleep?
Bad idea: Mixing these medications increase sedation and drowsiness. Combination of these 3 drugs increases risk of CNS (central nervous system) depression, possible breathing crisis and death. See sleep disorders specialist (neurologist) for evaluation, diagnosis and proper treatment. Be safe and call your doctor. ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
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