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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 take Klonopin (clonazepam) maybe 5-8 days a week how do I stop? .50

Below: Ask the prescribing DR. They have your full medical history and can give you an accurate schedule ...Read more

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If I'm out of my lorezapam, can I take klonopin (clonazepam) instead?

Similar but: It is vital you visit with your prescribing doctor to have guidance on this question. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a simlar medicine to lorazepam but they have different potencies and duration of action. They both have physical dependence and will thus require careful dose adjustments. ...Read more

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How long should you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after taking Ativan?

How long should you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after taking Ativan?

Switching meds: You can begin klonopin (clonazepam) the next day after discontinuing ativan. The half-life of ativan is about 12-15 hours. Please do not take both at the same time, of course. ...Read more

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Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) with narcotics?

Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) with narcotics?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Excess sedation is likely. Talk with both doctors for clearance first. ...Read more

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I take klonopin (clonazepam). Can it cause a false positive for methadone?

I take klonopin (clonazepam). Can it cause a false positive for methadone?

No: If the lab was sent out for liquid or gas chromatographic confirmation testing then there is no likelihood the klonopin (clonazepam) is a false positive for methadone. ...Read more

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Why do I have to take klonopin (clonazepam) twice a day? How long will it take for the drowsiness to go away?

Why do I have to take klonopin (clonazepam) twice a day? How long will it take for the drowsiness to go away?

It may not go away: You need to talk to your prescriber to understand why you are on the med, at its dose that makes you drowsy, and how long it is anticipated you will need to stay on it. ...Read more

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Accidentally inhaled a lot of undiluted bleach (idiot move I know) while cleaning. Can I still take klonopin (clonazepam)?

Accidentally inhaled a lot of undiluted bleach (idiot move I know) while cleaning. Can I still take klonopin (clonazepam)?

Bleach fumes: Call the National Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222 for advice about your bleach fume exposure. Ventilate area meantime. Wait on Klonopin (clonazepam) until you're sure you have no symptoms from bleach inhalation. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am taking Ativan and find it works well for anxiety. I used to take klonopin (clonazepam) and it didn't help. Why is the Ativan more effective?

I am taking Ativan and find it works well for anxiety. I used to take klonopin (clonazepam) and it didn't help. Why is the Ativan more effective?

Life's a rainbow: Different people respond differently to different drugs even though they may still be in the same medication class. There are plenty of people who don't do well at all on Ativan (lorazepam) but do very well on Clonopin. ...Read more

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How long do you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after a glass of wine?

How long do you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after a glass of wine?

Depends on amount: Typically, one should not mix alcohol and meds like klonopin, (clonazepam) both are central nervous system depressants and can combine to create an even greater degree of sedation and may slow your breathing. If a single glass of wine and a small dose of klonopin, (clonazepam) it is prob ok to take it within several hours of the wine. Klonopin (clonazepam) will be in your body for up to 1.5 days, but much of the effect passes in hours. ...Read more

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How long after taking an antacid do I have to wait to take klonopin (clonazepam)?

How long after taking an antacid do I have to wait to take klonopin (clonazepam)?

No wait needed: For antacids like maalox, mylanta, there is no interaction. Neither is there for over the counter acid blockers like pepcid (famotidine) or prilosec. You should NOT take klonopin with tagamet/cimetidine however. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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My medicines cause me to have nightmares I take klonopin (clonazepam) and venlafaxine?

My medicines cause me to have nightmares I take klonopin (clonazepam) and venlafaxine?

Could be meds!: Are you taking venlafaxine and Lexapro (escitalopram) together or was Lexapro (escitalopram) stopped? Also, check with your dr. The dose of venlafaxine and what time of day you take it. Sometimes adjusting the dose and time of day corrects the problem. Any history of seizures or sleep terrors/nightmares? Discuss a sleep study. Of course this all depends upon how frequent these occur and how disruptive to your life the sx are. ...Read more

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Can you have a baby if you have anxiety/panic issues & take klonopin (clonazepam) for it?

Can you have a baby if you have anxiety/panic issues & take klonopin (clonazepam) for it?

Klonopin (clonazepam) & pregnancy: Yes, it's possible to have a baby when you have anxiety/panic issues. However, there are medicines that might be safer for your baby than klonopin, (clonazepam) which has a fda "d" rating in pregnancy. Other antipanic medicines like ssri's are category "c." if planning a pregnancy, please talk with your doctor & consult with a psychiatrist too. They can help you shift your panic meds to be safer for baby. ...Read more

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I take klonopin (clonazepam) and have started taking 0.5 but have felt no sedation. What is the regular dosage range and when does it start to be sedative?

I take klonopin (clonazepam) and have started taking 0.5 but have felt no sedation. What is the regular dosage range and when does it start to be sedative?

Everyone is unique: Usually for sedation & restless leg syndrome 1-2 mg at bedtime. Slow metabolizers may feel sedated on 0.25 mg --rapid metabolizers & tolerant pts may require more than 2 mg ...Read more

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Is it ok to take klonopin (clonazepam) 1.0 mg and Cardizem cd at same time or should it be about an hour apart if cardizen raises klonopin (clonazepam) level?

Timing not important: Such interactions will occur no matter when the drugs are taken. Symptoms of excessive drowsiness or mental slowing should be watched for. Keep in close contact with your prescriber. May need lower dose of clonazepam. Shouldn't drive or engage in other hazardous activities if taking clonazepam. ...Read more

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I can't get straight answers. I take klonopin, (clonazepam) yet i still enjoy coffee. Is this okay as they might work in different receptors; or do they fight?

I can't get straight answers. I take klonopin, (clonazepam) yet i still enjoy coffee. Is this okay as they might work in different receptors; or do they fight?

This varies greatly: You can enjoy your morning brew with your klonopin (clonazepam). It is only occasional that caffeine makes a difference in anxiety disorders when someone is on klonopin (clonazepam). Some people are more sensitive than others about it. Those most likely prone to have trouble are those in acute period of panic or ptsd. Other anxiety disorders just don't seem to have the sensitivity that those do. Just don't interrupt sleep! ...Read more

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I have sleep apnea. Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) to help?

I have sleep apnea. Can I take klonopin (clonazepam) to help?

No: In general narcotics or any sedating medications will worsen sleep apnea as it suppresses breathing. Unless you're in a controlled and monitored setting like the hospital, I would not recommend it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan and tramadol together?

Is it safe to take klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan and tramadol together?

Be careful: The combination of two benzodiazepine is definetly. Not very good idea. Avoid opiods and alcohol as the all can have additive CNS depressive effect that could be fatal. ...Read more

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I take klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime to help me sleep and it helps, but my question is, is it normal to constantly feel sleepy throughout the next day?

I take klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime to help me sleep and it helps, but my question is, is it normal to constantly feel sleepy throughout the next day?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Klonopin (clonazepam) does cause drowsiness. It's half-life is pretty long. Half life means how long it stays in your body before it is excreted out. Other conditions can cause excessive daytime sleepines such as sleep apnea. ...Read more

Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

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