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Melatonin And Klonopin Mixing
I took 2 mg klonopin (clonazepam) and 18 mg of melatonin not knowing I wasn't supposed to mix the two. Is there a chance I won't wake up? I'm worried : (
Relax: Melatonin is extremely safe. Walter Pierpaoli, MD, PhD, is one of the leading melatonin researchers in the world. Dr. Pierpaoli says that "Melatonin is so safe you can take it by the pound." I would be more concerned about Klonopin (clonazepam). A recent report in the British Medical Journal reported that even short-term usage of the benzodiazepines greatly increased the risk of later Alzheimer's disease. ...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
3 mg melatonin/1 mg klonopin (clonazepam) dangers. Crazy anxiet with melatonin so I grabbed klon but 1 mg instead of. 5. I'm very nervous that I won't wake up?
Is taking 50000 iu D2 pill 1/week for month safe, esp along with 300 mg Wellbutrin (bupropion) XL (morn) & 1.5 mg Klonopin plus 1 mg melatonin (night)?
Pretty safe.: That is the recommended dose for that vitamin D. There is not an obvious interaction between any of the drugs except for klonapin and melatonin (they both make one sleepy) and the interaction there is quite mild. Klonapin is a controlled dangerous substance with addictive potential. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sedatives. ..: Possibly safe. Whenever I'm asked about "natural" supplements (unless they're professional grade brands - such as Thorne) keep in mind that they're not usually tested for purity or potency. That said, melatonin can amplify the effects of quetiapine or clonazepam, but to what extent is unknown. Definitely discuss all of your OTC & Rx meds with your doctor - perhaps a dose change might help. G'Luck! ...Read more
I'm taking klonopin 0.75, lexapro (escitalopram) 10mg and pregalin75 for my anx and dep for 8yrs. Sometimes I don't sleep well. Can I take melatonin 3 mg as well? Ty
Melatonin: You can, but let your doctor know. ...Read more
I take 1 tablet of. 05 klonopin and 20mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) at night, but I still can't fall a sleep, can I add 1mg of melatonin?
Melatonin/Klonopin: Should be ok, as prescribedGet a more detailed answer ›
Can I take melatonin? I currently take neurontion 300 mg t.I.D., qd, klonopin 0.5 mg b.I.D., prn, Soma 350 mg h.S., tylenol (acetaminophen) qd
My son is 6 and takes resperidone 0.5 mg bid, klonopin (clonazepam) 0.5 and melatonin 3mg his blood work came back with low IgM and tetanus and pneumonia tiger low?
What can I use for sleep after stopping trazodone? Previously on geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, klonopin, ativan, melatonin. At this point believe brain won't cbt
Some alternatives: I don't understand the meaning of your last sentence; does it mean you have tried insomnia-directed cbt (as well as attention to sleep hygiene) but it hasn't worked? Sleep aids you didn't mentioned include rozerem, (ramelteon) doxepin, and various otc herbal mixtures. Also, withdrawal from some of the meds you mentioned could interfere with sleep. And, I'm assuming you aren't using alcohol in the evenings. ...Read more
Can I take melatonin without any rysks? Does it have some colateral effects? Does it mix with a little dose of clonazepam? (0.3)?
I'm going to start a clonazepam taper. I take. 5mg in the morning and the same at night. What would be a starting dose of melatonin to use?
Melatonin 5mg: Melatonin is available over the counter in many different dosages. There is no standard dosage, however I usually recommend starting with 5mg for an adult dosage. You could go up to 10mg but above 10mg there is not usually much more benefit. I'm glad to hear that you are tapering the clonazepam. I'm always a fan of discontinuing regular use of it because it works best when taken only as needed ...Read more
I have been taking 2 mg of clonazepam at night for years, and I'm weaning down to 1.5 now. Is it safe to introduce 1 mg melatonin at night with it?
Yes: Melatonin is a naturally occuring hormone produced by the pineal gland as it gets dark out, in order to prime us to sleep. Use of many medications, including benzodiazepines and alcohol, may impair our melatonin response. Doses from 1-3 mg are safe and effective, and actually may work better than higher doses (5-10 mg). I wean people by 0.25 decrements, rather than 0.5 though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep: Taking too many meds is never a good idea. That said, you need to clarify this with your doctor. ...Read more
Am on both Lexapro (escitalopram) and clonazepam. Since the Lexapro (escitalopram) should be effective now, can melatonin be used to wean off of clonazepam?
No: I would talk some more to physician about your plans before implementing them. My concern would be that melatonin would not do anything to prevent the potential seizures that could accompany the discontinuation of clonazepam. Your physician will hopefully guide you through the transition in a way that will minimize rhe risk of seizures. Stay safe! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor prescribed clonazepam 1mg for anxiety and also told me to take 10mg of melatonin everynite before bed. Is this ok and or safe?
10 mg Melatonin?: 1mg is a commonly used dose of clonazepam, and is often given at night. I agree with dr. Ali that you might not need both at the same time. The 10mg dose of melatonin seems very high. Physiologic doses of melatonin are around. 3mg -- and most adults take 1-3 mg when needed. Even rozerem, (ramelteon) a prescription melatonin receptor agonist, is dosed as 8mg. You might want to re-look at your 10mg dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer