Is it possible for you to die from drinking alcohol with klonopin (clonazepam) and antidepressants?

Yes... It's possible to die from drinking alcohol all by itself, if you drink enough. It's more hazardous to drink on top of Klonopin (clonazepam), since it acts like alcohol in some ways. It's also more risky to drink on top of antidepressants, as the risk of seizures increases (and the antidepressant won't work as well). "possible" to die doesn't mean it's likely, but why risk it?

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How long should I wait to ingest clonazepam after drinking alcohol?

Klonopin/alcohol. I always advise against mixing the two, due to excess sedation & memory problems, as well as more intensified hangover symptoms the following morning. Read more...

Ativan, pill cnt: 16, . 5 mg, took two per day. Klonopin, (clonazepam). 5mg, 30 cnt, took one four days ago after running out of ativan. When can I drink alcohol?

Addiction. Never. That is the best answer in your case and for your life. These drugs should never be taken together. They should only be taken sparingly. And when on such medications it is unsafe to drink. Have you considered sobriety? Read more...

Yesterday I took my first dose of klonopin ever it was. 5 mg I was wondering when is it safe to drink alcohol? It's been 26 hrs since the last dose

Not a good idea. I would not advise alcohol use by anyone being prescribed clonazepam. After 24 hours the clonazepam is pretty well out of the system but if one needed to take a clonazepam within the last 24 hours for whatever reason probably best not to be drinking. Read more...

I was given Elavil to help me sleep. Isn't this an antidepressant? Can I take it as needed to help me sleep? Also I took klonopin (clonazepam) today, still safe?

Combo not good. Amitriptyline in low doses 25 to 100 MG may be used prn for insomnia. Yes it is an antidepressant but requires doses of 3300 to 500 MG for treatment of depression. Combining with clonazepam is risky especially if you have never used one or both before due to possible over sedation or more severe consequence . Clonazepam is not good for insomnia due to rebound. Read more...

How long can one take 1mg daily of klonopin (clonazepam) before it becomes habit forming? My doctor wrote me a one-time prescription to use as needed until the antidepressant I just started kicks in.

Klonopin (clonazepam) I would follow the doctor's recommendation & not refill the prescription, using Klonopin (clonazepam) only as needed. Read more...
Depends . On the person. Once a day Klonopin shouldn't be a problem for several weeks while trying to get established on lexapro (escitalopram). Problems are more likely with benzodiazepines with shorter half life and more frequent doses. (like xanax). Just remember, less is more. Take only as prescribed and for the shortest time possible. Read more...
Not long . With regular use, Klonopin (clonazepam) can reach a steady state in your system, days to weeks after which one can develop a physiologic dependence. The good news is that since your anti depressant has become active your can now in initiate a taper to get off the klonopin (clonazepam). This should be done under your physicians supervision. The idea is that now that the antidepressant is working, it's addressing your sympt. Read more...
Habit. Clonazepam is a tranquilizer so it is best to only have the one script so that you don't get hooked on the medication. Read more...

Are antipsychotics, klonopin, (clonazepam) antidepressants designed to make you weaker or incapsitate you? Does one ever gain their strength back? Feel like gumbo?

See your Dr. I'd advise you work with a psychiatrist if you haven't, to make sure you aren't over medicated. If you are working with a dr and still aren't getting anywhere, seek a second opinion. Read more...