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What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

What are the short- long-term effects of taking klonopin, doxepin, wellbutrion, seroquel, (quetiapine) armour thyroid, pravastatin, xanex, alcohol, marijuana?

Confusion: Mental status changes can take place. Be sure to generate a list of all meds and herbals and street drugs to distribute to all of your physicians to make sure that no medication dosing takes place without all informed. ...Read more

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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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I have been on 1mg of clonazepam for 3 weeks. Doctor says it would be beneficial to stay on it at same dose for 3 months. Any long term effects?

I have been on 1mg of clonazepam for 3 weeks. Doctor says it would be beneficial to stay on it at same dose for 3 months. Any long term effects?

Benzodiazepines: clonazepam is one of a class of meds called benzodiazepines. These medications can be very addictive and tolerance leads to same dose not being as effective. For this reason they are not recommended for long term use. 1 mg is a relatively low dose, but may require taper and difficult to get off of. There are other options. You may want to request a psychiatric consult ...Read more

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I don't intend on taking anxiety/ depr. Meds long term. Side effects concern me. Will i be ok? Is klonopin and Paxil (paroxetine) very strong compared to others?

I don't intend on taking anxiety/ depr. Meds long term. Side effects concern me. Will i be ok? Is klonopin and Paxil (paroxetine) very strong compared to others?

You should be fine: Make sure that you are also in psychotherapy, that you get plenty of exercise. Make sure that you keep a strong social support network. Never stop your medications without discussing your physician's plans for you and also make sure you understand that you need to come off of them that they are tapered extremely slowly. Both clonopin and Paxil (paroxetine) must be tapered very slowly. ...Read more

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Started 0.5mg of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety & mainly chronic motor tics. What kind of side effects can I expect from this med? & can it be taken long term?

Started 0.5mg of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety & mainly chronic motor tics. What kind of side effects can I expect from this med? & can it be taken long term?

Not best long-term: Klonopin not usually the best long-term treatment for anxiety, at least not as initial choice. Zoloft (sertraline) is better choice for chronic anxiety. Klonopin could be used as-needed while waiting for zoloft (sertraline) to take effect-- other non-addictive medications could be tried first for the chronic motor tics. Klonopin is addictive if taken on regular basis; causes drowsiness; can cause depression long term. ...Read more

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Is long term use of klonopin (clonazepam) bad for you? I only take .5 twice a day but i'm worried it'll have a permanent effect. I've been taking it 6 months

Context is all: If you've been placed on klonipin thoughtfully, alternatives have been considered (by you and doc), the possible long term loss of efficacy examined -- no, it is extremely unlikely you will have any irreversible effects from this reasonable dose. ...Read more

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Is long term low dose klonopin (clonazepam) use safe? I have been really anxious the past couple of weeks and have been taking .25mg daily (sometimes .5mg)

Is long term low dose klonopin (clonazepam) use safe?  I have been really anxious the past couple of weeks and have been taking .25mg daily (sometimes .5mg)

Usually with: Benzo’s for anxiety, patients are evaluated for side effects, tolerance to the drug, etc , at least every three months. There may be a risk of addiction depending on multiple factors. Safety profile is good if not mixed with alcohol, other sedating medications, or controlled substances. Please discuss w/your prescriber re: other meds that you’re taking. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is klonopin (clonazepam) addictive? I am having great success on it and would like to stay on it long term. Is this typical or is it only for short term use?

Is klonopin (clonazepam) addictive? I am having great success on it and would like to stay on it long term. Is this typical or is it only for short term use?

Benzodiazapines: One of the issues with Klonopin (clonazepam) is that tolerance can develop. I try to use Klonopin (clonazepam) as a bridging medication. In other words, i often use it until the effects of another medication (such as a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor ) kick in. ...Read more

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Is blepharospasm from long term use(11 years @ 2 - 4 mg/day) of klonopin (clonazepam) reversible?

Is blepharospasm from long term use(11 years @ 2 - 4 mg/day) of klonopin (clonazepam) reversible?

Why?: Why? why? why? That's a very long time on the drug. Please consider CBT therapy to deal w/ the problem more safely. That said, why do you think it caused the eye issue? It's actually used to help w/ that condition. Here's info: http://www.blepharospasm.org/ There's no cure, but there's help. Your medications need to be evaluated and therapy will help. ...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