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Klonopin (clonazepam) and trazodone for sleep safe?

Klonopin (clonazepam) and trazodone for sleep safe?

Yes: It is a safe combination. I can think of a number of clinical scenarios where this would be very appropriate and I have quite a few patients on this combination. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Definition)

Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more


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Alternating ambien (zolpidem) and Seroquel for insomnia?

Alternating ambien (zolpidem) and Seroquel for insomnia?

Not recommended: Seroquel (quetiapine) is an anti-psychotic medication used for serious psychiatric disorders. It is not recommended as a sleeping aid. Talk to your pcp about what may be causing your insomnia and to find alternative meds if necessary. See: https://sleepfoundation.org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

Take Klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety and sleep,Fetzima for depression,what's an alternative for Klonopin (clonazepam) that I can use,take1mg 1am,1noon,2 bed?

Many alternatives: There are many alternatives, but it depends on why you're looking for an alternative. Is Klonopin (clonazepam) not working? Perhaps the dose in wrong. Are you looking to get off of benzodiazepines (the drug class that Klonopin (clonazepam) is in) altogether? If so, then your doctor should slowly titrate you off the medication (10-25% weekly or biweekly, depending on how long you've been taking) while initiating another med ...Read more

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If you have sleep apnea is ativan or klonopin (clonazepam) a better choice for sleep..Right now i take klonopin (clonazepam)....Thoughts on trazadone for sleep..

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If you have sleep apnea is ativan or klonopin (clonazepam) a better choice for sleep..Right now i take klonopin (clonazepam)....Thoughts on trazadone for sleep..

Insomnia: And apnea are classified in the category of dyssomnias. These are sleep disorders associated with excessive sleepiness as a result of difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. Treatment for apnea is cpap. Ativan and Klonopin (clonazepam) are the same group (benzos) and equally effective for short term treatment for insomnia. Trazodone is often used for sleep, but can not be effective without depression. ...Read more

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Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Dr prescribed 50mg zoloft (sertraline) for depression, 80 mg propranolol for panic and .5 clonazepam for sleep from insomnia. Not sleeping. What otc sleep aid safe

Otcs are safe: But that is not to say that they work well. Before trying one, consult your prescriber to give feedback that the clonazepam is not working. ...Read more

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Which is better for sleep and starting sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Which is better for sleep and starting sleep Ambien or lunesta (eszopiclone)?

Try other means 1st: The best sleep is natural sleep. If you're having trouble sleeping, try simple changes: don't go to bed if you're not sleepy, avoid caffeine and alcohol, and don't exercise late in the day. Stay off your computer or phone late in the evening; bright screens can interfere with natural sleep cycles. Try meds only under a doctor's care and for occasional, not daily use. Good luck! ...Read more

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I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?

I take Ultram for fibro, Zoloft and Xanax (alprazolam) for panic anxiety disorder, and a Ambien at night for sleep is this a safe combo?

Xanax (alprazolam): I don't really recommend short acting benzos like xanax (alprazolam) for panic, they are associated with inter-dose withdrawal, faster tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety , discuss the issue with your psychiatrist, otherwise the combination is ok. ...Read more

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Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

Is trazodone(desyrel) for anxiety and sleep problems?

See below.: Trazodone is an antidepressent, called serotonin modulator. It's an antidepressant, but other uses for it include insomnia and anxiety. If you have any questions regarding this med, please talk to you prescribing physician or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Im on Zoloft and Buspar (buspirone) and Risperdal for deeprassnt  can Risperdal bi replace to remeron? For insomnia and anxiety and deeprassnt? ??

Different rationale.: The Buspar (buspirone) is often used for anxiety but it may take time for it to work. Zoloft is an antidepressant of the SSRI class , Risperdal is an antipsychotic but is used in small doses for severe anxiety. Remeron is an atypical antidepressant and is used more to stimulate appetite or improve your sleep. Please discuss this with your doctor. He has specific reasons for the use of each drug. ...Read more

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Is trazodone and geodon (ziprasidone) not a good mix for sleep?

Sedating: Both trazodone and Geodon (ziprasidone) are sedating medications, and should induce sleep. The question is how sedating they are for you, and whether this degree is needed in your case. You and your doctor can make this determination together. ...Read more

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Take 150mg of zoloft,30mg of Buspar (buspirone) pid.have access to.05mg Ativan&1mg klonopin prn.For high anxiety days or help sleep.Use Zzzquil instead for sleep?

Take 150mg of zoloft,30mg of Buspar (buspirone) pid.have access to.05mg Ativan&1mg klonopin prn.For high anxiety days or help sleep.Use Zzzquil instead for sleep?

Medications interact: Zzzquil is Diphenhydramine 50 mg, an antihistamine. In combo with Zoloft, BusPar (buspirone), (buspirone) Ativan and/or Klonopin it may increase dizziness, drowsiness, difficulty concentrating. Zoloft and BusPar (buspirone) increase serotonin and rarely may cause serious serotonin syndrome in which case seek immediate medical attention. Sleep hygiene is best for sleep with meds as necessary, Work with prescriber, Best regards. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

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Is it safe to combine lunesta (eszopiclone) 3mg and ambie 20mg for insomnia from wellbutrin?

Sleep meds.: Risky. In addition to the high doses of both medications u mentioned, combining medications from the same group is not wise & can create more insomnia & other tolerance issues. Talk to your doctor first. ...Read more

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Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Trazodone and lunesta (eszopiclone) wich is better to sleep?

Depends: Generally speaking, Lunesta (eszopiclone) may be better for sleep onset, trazodone for sleep maintenance, though there might be exceptions. Ideally, best approach to resolve sleep issues is to treat underlying cause (e.g. Depression, anxiety, sleep apnea), then practice sleep hygiene (sleep-promoting behaviors), and then consider meds for sleep. ...Read more

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Can I use Ambien (zolpidem) for anxiety daytime and Stilnox when i go to bed? I taking 2 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and 10 mg of Stilnox.

Can I use Ambien (zolpidem) for anxiety daytime and Stilnox when i go to bed? I taking 2 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) and 10 mg of Stilnox.

No: Ambien (zolpidem) is better used as a medicine to help you sleep. If you use it during the day, you can become drowsy which could be dangerous if you drive or need to stay alert. Please speak with your doctor about a better option. There are many. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take seroquel (quetiapine) and trazodone together my doctor told me to take 450mg seroquel (quetiapine) XR and 100mg of trazadone at bedtime for severe insomnia?

Is it safe to take seroquel (quetiapine) and trazodone together my doctor told me to take 450mg seroquel (quetiapine) XR and 100mg of trazadone at bedtime for severe insomnia?

Medication: Interaction. The two of these medications together have an additive effect in that they both will increase central nervous system depression and cause psychomotor impairment. In other words, they will both make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Can I take lunesta (eszopiclone) together with seroquel for insomnia??

Can I take lunesta (eszopiclone) together with seroquel for insomnia??

Ask your Dr: Usually sleep aids and Seroquel (quetiapine) are not contraindicated, but it is best to take them under the care of a doctor and report excessive fatigue, somnolence or other symptoms immediately. ...Read more

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Trying to decide which medication to taper off of first- Lamictal, Trazadone, or Klonopin (clonazepam). Have trouble sleeping even with Klonopin (clonazepam) and Lamictal.

Trying to decide which medication to taper off of first- Lamictal, Trazadone, or Klonopin (clonazepam). Have trouble sleeping even with Klonopin (clonazepam) and Lamictal.

Why?: It is not clear why you would wish to do this. It sounds like your problems are insufficiently treated, with a continuing disruption in sleep. Perhaps the doses are too low; perhaps their timing needs to be changed; perhaps the medicines need to be replaced. Consult your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Is clonazepam and trazadone a good combo for relief of aniexty depression and insomnia?

Very good combo: Clonazepam is an anti-anxiety medication and trazodone is an oral antidepressant drug. However, both increase sedation and drowsiness and have many other side effects (including possible suicidal thoughts/attempts). Rec.: follow instructions of the prescribing physician and if you notice worsening contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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May i take olanzapine and lorazepam with melatonin at night?

May i take olanzapine and lorazepam with melatonin at night?

Yes.: Actually, the best time to take Olanzapine and Lorazepam is at bedtime because they are sedating. Some people take the Olanzapine after supper and the Lorazepam right at bedtime because it is faster acting. If the Olanzapine by itself controls your anxiety and puts you to sleep, you may skip the Ativan (lorazepam) all together and just take it as needed for breakthrough anxiety. ...Read more

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My insomnia is caused by mania at night, which started at age 3 wasn't treated till adult, trazadone, klonopin, seroquel (quetiapine) 4 sleep dreams vivid, safe?

My insomnia is caused by mania at night, which started at age 3 wasn't treated till adult, trazadone, klonopin, seroquel (quetiapine) 4 sleep dreams  vivid, safe?

Maybe: If your insomnia is the product of a mania from bipolar disorder, then the medication combination you list is appropriate. However, if you are still having vivid dreams on that combination you need to talk to your doctor about tweaking it. In my experience, vivid dreams can be either a side effect of trazodone or from continued mood problem (i.e. Mania). ...Read more

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Dr just put me on Remeron. Is it good for sleep? Also on klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine). Is this ok?

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Dr just put me on Remeron. Is it good for sleep? Also on klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine). Is this ok?

Promotes sleep: Remeron (mirtazapine) often induces sedation and sleep. So do Klonopin (clonazepam) and Seroquel (quetiapine). Best to discuss with your prescriber what is the primary issue being treated: primary insomnia? depression? anxiety? sleep apnea? Also: is the plan to use these meds short-term or long-term? Those meds can be useful in a variety of clinical contexts but with side effect potential. ...Read more

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Been all sleep meds but they stop working pretty soon, tried trazadone worked at 400mg night, now seroquel (quetiapine) 100 and trazadone 25mg klonopin .5 safe?

Been all sleep meds but they stop working pretty soon, tried trazadone worked at 400mg night, now seroquel (quetiapine) 100 and trazadone 25mg klonopin .5 safe?

Careful: Sleep medications may not be all they are cracked up to be. They often decrease deep sleep n3/rem and give you light (often nonrestorative sleep). If you are not seeing sleep specialist especially on all those medications, you should. These medications are all sedatives but none really fda approved for sleep. ...Read more

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Which is a better choice if you are psychiatric meds.bystolic (nebivolol) or atenenol.on seroquel(sleep)..tegretol..lamictal...klonopin .luvox...vytoryn?

Which is a better choice if you are psychiatric meds.bystolic (nebivolol) or atenenol.on seroquel(sleep)..tegretol..lamictal...klonopin .luvox...vytoryn?

Atenolol: 1st choice: With complex metabolic profiles of your psych meds, atenolol presents lesser risk of drug interactions. The interaction of carbamazepine and fluvoxamine make it unpredictable whether there would be sufficient 2D6 inhibition by fluvoxamine to inhibit bystolic (nebivolol) metabolism which is dependent on fluvoxamine-carbamazeine 1A2 interactions. There are genetic tests for these risks. ...Read more

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Could you take benedryl with klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Could you take benedryl with klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Caution -sedation: The more medications the greater the concern about drug-drug interactions :how your body "treats" the medicine;how one drug affects the effectiveness of another; &additive side effects.For example, Seroquel,Klonopin & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can each be sedating & all three together may be too much. Tell your doctor all the medications &supplements you take so you can work together to for relief & safety ...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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Are there tests available for people w/ insomnia? I've tried everything, even klonopin & seroquel (quetiapine). Those worked at first but now they don't help?

Are there tests available for people w/ insomnia? I've tried everything, even klonopin & seroquel (quetiapine). Those worked at first but now they don't help?

Yes, there are tests: Comprehensive evaluations for sleep disorders are possible with psychiatrists and sleep medicine specialists. Often these can be the same physician, as many are double-boarded. Sleep studies can be arranged in sleep labs, as needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take melatonin, valerian with my klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Is it safe to take melatonin, valerian with my klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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

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Is luvox (fluvoxamine) safe to use with low doses of Seroquel-klonopin-lamictal and tegretol?

Is luvox (fluvoxamine) safe to use with low doses of Seroquel-klonopin-lamictal and tegretol?

Minimal problem: Besides some drowsiness or sedation, there should be no problem with combining Luvox (fluvoxamine) with other mentioned. Still need to be monitored by a physician ...Read more

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Is it ok to take Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam) with klonopin and seroquel? The Remeron just gives me too much appetite.

Talk to your doctor : It might be better to increase the dose of your Seroquel. I would avoid adding another benzodiazepine such as Dalmane or Restoril (temazepam). You are already taking Klonopin (a benzodiazepine). It's best to avoid polypharmacy and the risk of addiction. Also, you could develop rebound insomnia which means you can't sleep even though you are on medication for sleep. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I've gained 60 lbs on Trazadone, Seroquel (quetiapine) and Klonopin. I want to try green coffee bean extract due to being tired all day. Is it safe? I'm desperate

I've gained 60 lbs on Trazadone, Seroquel (quetiapine) and Klonopin. I want to try green coffee bean extract due to being tired all day. Is it safe?  I'm desperate

Med weight gain: Agree with others skeptical of green coffee bean extract for weight loss. Seroquel (quetiapine) is most likely cause for weight gain. Review with prescribing doctor to consider tapering and trying alternative at lowest dose possible less likely to cause weight gain. Weight gain from Seroquel (quetiapine) is reversible. Meantime, eat healthy, avoid junk food, limit alcohol and exercise as much as possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Zoloft, (sertraline) seroquel, lamictal and klonopin. Anxiety is gone but I have been using the restroom more for bowels and diarrhea lately. Is this normal?

Zoloft, (sertraline) seroquel, lamictal and klonopin.  Anxiety is gone but I have been using the restroom more for bowels and diarrhea lately. Is this normal?

Well: This is NOT NORMAL Please contact your Dr., it is unlikely related to you medications. Please drink a lot of fluids in the meantime ...Read more

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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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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. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more