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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 took tramadol for headache at 830 it is now 11 can I take my clonazepam!?

I took tramadol for headache at 830 it is now 11 can I take my clonazepam!?

Ultram & Klonopin (clonazepam): ultram (tramadol) is for pain while Klonopin (clonazepam) is a seditive / anxiolytic. They can be taken together if prescribed by the same doctor but they are for different symptoms. They may cause additive sedation so it is not recommended to take either medication while operating machinery and/ or driving a motorized vehicle. They are also as needed medications. Seek your doctor for advise ...Read more

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Am I able to take remeron (mirtazapine) and clonazepam at the same time? It says to take each at night but the next day I had a headache.

Am I able to take remeron (mirtazapine) and clonazepam at the same time? It says to take each at night but the next day I had a headache.

Sedation is additive: Headache is a symptom caused, triggered and worsened by many factors. In general medications which can be sedating such as Remeron (mirtazapine) and klonapin can be additive. So though one can take both at night, it may be too much and therefore unnecessary. Your an individual, your doctor knows you best and is the best to review with you. ...Read more

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I get a bad headache every morning (that lasts all day) when I don't take a klonopin (clonazepam) the night before. Withdrawal? It's still there if I do, just less

I get a bad headache every morning (that lasts all day) when I don't take a klonopin (clonazepam) the night before. Withdrawal? It's still there if I do, just less

See doctor: Headache may be separate problem from Klonopin (clonazepam) use. See pcp for eval of headaches/ proper diagnosis. Let your doc know all meds you take and any alcohol/drug/tobacco/caffeine use. Write down how long you've been on Klonopin (clonazepam) and why, also when headaches began. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I took. 5mg of clonazepam, I have a bad headache now. Is it okay to take 3- 200mg of ibuprofen?

I took. 5mg of clonazepam, I have a bad headache now. Is it okay to take 3- 200mg of ibuprofen?

Likely: While there aren't interactions between ibuprofen and klonopin, should you continue experiencing post-dose headache, discuss with prescribing doctor as it could be a side effect from klonopin. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 Advils (ibuprofen), I have a bad headache going on 2 days now. I take klonopin half of. 05mg twice a day.

Is it safe to take 2 Advils (ibuprofen), I have a bad headache going on 2 days now. I take klonopin half of. 05mg twice a day.

Yes it is safe: advil tablet contain 200mg of ibuprofen you can safely take 3-4 tablets every 6-8 hours per day so it is safe to take 3-4 tablets of Advil for headache same time if headache does not get better in 24 hours go and see a doctor ...Read more

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Swollen inf. Nasal turbinate 1 side. Roid = headache. How long for astepro daily @ nite to work? Take claratin d at noon, klonopin. 5 mg for anxiety 2 x day. Ok to take all 3 meds together daily?

Swollen inf. Nasal turbinate 1 side. Roid = headache. How long for astepro daily @ nite to work? Take claratin d at noon, klonopin. 5 mg for anxiety 2 x day. Ok to take all 3 meds together daily?

See doc: Astepro works in 15 mins, but not all turbinate hypertrophy is due to allergy. Make sure that you aim the nozzle towards the side and not the center of the nose. It's ok to take all these together but you should find out the cause for the hypertrophy. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam cause headaches?

Maybe?: I give Klonopin (clonazepam) frequently but never seen a patient complain of headaches. Try stopping (gradually, never cold-turkey) and see if the headaches subside. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) cause headaches?

Can klonopin (clonazepam) cause headaches?

Unlikely: More information is needed to answer aproprietly your question What kind of headache? Trigger factors?, quality, location, how long, does it last?, what makes it better, what worse. Do you drink alcohol? smoke, habits?? , how is your blood pressure? Any other sx's??? Etc. If headache is persistent and severe, best is to see a Dr. It's unlikely for klonopin (clonazepam) to cause headache as a side effect. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have been on 2-3 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam) for over 10 years. Down to 2 mgs. Now trying. 50 and. 50. Lots of headaches. Any thoughts?

What do you suggest if I have been on 2-3 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam) for over 10 years. Down to 2 mgs. Now trying. 50 and. 50. Lots of headaches. Any thoughts?

Taper too fast: Detox from Klonopin (clonazepam) depends on why it was taken in the first place. If taken for an anxiety disorder, a replacement eg SSRI helps and I reduce gradually (0.25mg per week) to prevent relapse. I would recommend reduction of 10-25% of dose per week otherwise. Some detoxes are much faster but that is unpleasant. ...Read more

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Can Ativan (lorazepam) /klonopin reduce tension headaches?

Can Ativan (lorazepam) /klonopin reduce tension headaches?

See PCP: See your pcp or neurologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Don't self-medicate. ...Read more

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Can weaning off of klonopin (clonazepam) cause pressure headaches?

Can weaning off of klonopin (clonazepam) cause pressure headaches?

Yes: Withdrawal from benzodiazepines (which includes Klonopin) can result in headaches. Because Klonopin is long acting, it is usually easier to wean off than the short acting ones such as xanax (alprazolam). This is best under a doctor's supervison. ...Read more

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Had a seizure a week ago due to problems with a medication (klonopin). Now having daily headaches. Will this go away?

Had a seizure a week ago due to problems with a medication (klonopin). Now having daily headaches. Will this go away?

Slow taper: It is unclear from your question what dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) you were taking and how fast you discontinued the medicine. Done too quickly, it can result in seizures. Hopefully, you are followed by an MD to do this correctly. Most likely the headaches will disappear with time if they were not preexistent to the Klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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on 3 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) as inpatient...dr added tegretol which dropped klonopin (clonazepam) to about 2.0 some headaches & tinnutitus. Will this eventually go away?

on 3 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) as inpatient...dr added tegretol which dropped klonopin (clonazepam) to about 2.0 some headaches & tinnutitus. Will this eventually go away?

Hopefully so..: Response to decreasing Klonopin (clonazepam) or other similar medications depends on the amount previously taken, duration of use, speed of taper and patient response. The Klonopin (clonazepam) dose you were on is a relatively high dose. The addition of Tegretol appears to coincide with the decrease. It is unclear as to whether your symptoms are due to one or the other or both. Recommend discussing with your doctor. Best. ...Read more

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What is more likely to cause headaches, paroxetine or clonazepam? I've had it since on them. Also what's the difference btwn headache & a migraine?

What is more likely to cause headaches, paroxetine or clonazepam? I've had it since on them. Also what's the difference btwn headache & a migraine?

Talk to doctor: Second question first: a headache is a symptom, not a diagnosis. There are many kinds of headaches, due to many different causes. A migraine headache is a specific kind of headache.
In my practice, I can't recall any patients getting headaches on either paroxetine or clonazepam, so I'm not sure they are connected. Please discuss this with your treating physician, who can answer these questions. ...Read more

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Taking klonopin, (clonazepam)wellbutrin, luvox, evekeo and getting headaches. Any idea why?

Taking klonopin, (clonazepam)wellbutrin, luvox, evekeo and getting headaches. Any idea why?

Reasons abound: Without more data I can think of more reasons you may have headaches than gifts on Santa's sleigh. Medication interaction is an obvious AND HUGE possibility. But also why are you using each medication? Headaches can be seen with each drug as well as the illness being treated by itself. Would you like more information? Let's set up a consult: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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I wake up with headache/gasping for air often. Could it be sleep apnea? I'm 23, not overweight. Also is klonopin (clonazepam) for sleep unsafe with apnea?

I wake up with headache/gasping for air often. Could it be sleep apnea? I'm 23, not overweight. Also is klonopin (clonazepam) for sleep unsafe with apnea?

Sleep disturbances: Yes it could be sleep apnea. Get evaluated by a sleep doctor to determine if a sleep study should be performed. Klonopin (clonazepam) is not necessarily unsafe for sleep apnea but central nervous system medications/depressants in general can affect sleep and also breathing during sleep. But it may be necessary to use this medication so do not discontinue it without checking with the prescriber. ...Read more

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Started 1mg bedtime of klonopin (clonazepam) and decided with doc to wean off every 2 weeks. 25 mg. Down to. 25 and have headache and face tingling. Will go away?

Started 1mg bedtime of klonopin (clonazepam) and decided with doc to wean off every 2 weeks. 25 mg. Down to. 25 and have headache and face tingling. Will go away?

Benzo taper down: Coming off a benzodiazepine like Klonopin (clonazepam) can cause withdrawal symptoms even when t is done slowly. It may take a couple of days to get over those but I advise that you let your provider know about this so he/she may let you know what is the next step. If symptoms get worse I would recommend you to go to the ed for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Took 0.5 klonopin (clonazepam) per day for year for anxiety. Tapered off (pregnant) within 1.5 weeks. Now having headaches and muscle spasms. Dangerous?

Took 0.5 klonopin (clonazepam) per day for year for anxiety. Tapered off (pregnant) within 1.5 weeks. Now having headaches and muscle spasms. Dangerous?

As long as U tapered: Off the Klonopin, (clonazepam)it should not B from that Rx. Talk 2 Ur GYN/OB & B Cn. Another cause may be the culprit. ...Read more

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Taking evekeo, wellbutrin, luvox, klonopin (clonazepam) and getting headaches. Could I be at risk for serotonin syndrome?

Taking evekeo, wellbutrin, luvox, klonopin (clonazepam) and getting headaches. Could I be at risk for serotonin syndrome?

Medication effects: I understand your concern.
Luvox is a SSRI Medication and may cause Serotonin Syndrome.
Your Headaches are most likely due to Evekeo (Amphetamine) and Luvox.
Taking Wellbutrin (bupropion) with Evekeo and Luvox may increase the risk of seizures
See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, need for specific medication, Medications benefits and side effects, Medication Interactions ; and Therapy for stress in your life ...Read more

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Almost weaned off clonazepam, but insomnia, pounding heartbeat, nausea, headache now with or without? How long does withdrawal last?

Almost weaned off clonazepam, but insomnia, pounding heartbeat, nausea, headache now with or without? How long does withdrawal last?

How fast was weaning: Given your cardiac conditions get checked asap. Also what was the reason for weaning off the clonazepam? If you were not on a high dose and it was helping then if it ain't broke why fix it? However if you were have problems with sedation, memory etc. Then perhaps the tapering schedule was too fast. Sometimes only lowering of the dose can be achieved and not total discontinuation. ...Read more

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Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Pressure headache back of head, head feels heavy, and now if I press right below ears it hurts. Allergies? Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawel? Or lupus? I have all 3

Headache clinic at a: Local hospital may be the best way to go, especially if you have seen your primary doc. Treating one thing at a time can solve the mystery. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does panic attacks can give headaches?, I'm taking medication clonazepam and propalonol and I feel like a pressure in my head and scalp I also suffer from migraines but I notice that after I started taking anxiety medications I'm feeling dizzy too.

Likely the medicatio: Anxiety meds are common culprits when it comes to dizziness. Clonazepam is probably one of the leaders when it comes to this side effect.
Propranolol can lower your blood pressure ever so slightly which can make you feel weaker and certainly can cause headaches. However, headaches usually resolve after 4 weeks approximately. Any other symptoms with the headaches? ...Read more

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I am 51 and had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago. Was prescribed paxil, (paroxetine) levetiracetam, clonazepam, trazodone and butalbital. Headache, why?

I am 51 and had my first grand mal seizure 2 weeks ago. Was prescribed paxil, (paroxetine) levetiracetam, clonazepam, trazodone and butalbital. Headache, why?

See doctor: Trazodone and paxil (paroxetine) can interact to increase brain serotonin levels. See your doctor treating you for seizures to evaluate headache. Review meds with doctor prescribing Trazodone and paxil (paroxetine) re possible drug interactions. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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.5 clonazapam 4 times a day and 350mg tramadol seem to keep my neck pain and tension headaches away. Is this a appropriate mix to stay lond term?

.5 clonazapam 4 times a day and 350mg tramadol seem to keep my neck pain and tension headaches away. Is this a appropriate mix to stay lond term?

Not really: The problem with pain meds is that people develop tolerance and need more, or depend on the medication to do all of the work. Tension requires understanding it's cause. And meditation is and excellent treatment for pain. It is ok to take pain meds when you need them. But try to see them as short term treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...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