Depends upon. Multiple factors and the functionality of the system in the liver that can cause Cardizem cd to raise the blood level. Since this is so variable, the only way to know would be for you to do your own test by having a blood level of Klonopin (clonazepam) drawn before the Cardizem is started and then waiting several weeks and rechecking the Klonopin (clonazepam) level for the change. Exact data appear to be unavailable.
Is there an interaction between cardizem cd and klonopin (clonazepam)...Does either raise/decrease the dose of either one?
Yes. Cardizem cd can increase the level of Klonopin (clonazepam) meaning your doctor may have to lower the dose.
Would ativan be a better choice than klonopin (clonazepam) to use along with cardizem cd because of the interaction between klonopin (clonazepam) and cardizem.
Yes, and no. Both drugs have interactions with cardizem. Lightheadedness and dizziness for example. Both can result in hypotension. The number of interactions are greater with klonopin, (clonazepam) but that is probably because Klonopin (clonazepam) stays in your bloodstream much longer than ativan. So if that is your only choice, than ativan. Best choice is to switch to anxiety drug from a different chemical structure completely.
Take 2.5 klonopin (clonazepam) total entire day. Also tegretol 600 and cardizem cd 120--tegretol lowers klonopin (clonazepam) and cardizem raises it--what to do?
Work w/doctor. Yes, these potential changes exist and may counteract each other. You'll need to work very closely with your doctor on the effects so that you optimize your results. Please be aware that tegretol can cause sedation on its own, even though it can also increase metabolism of benzodiazepines.
Can Cardizem 120, lamictal 100, tegretol 200 and klonopin. 5, and Cymbalta (duloxetine) 60 all be taken in the morning with breakfast. It would make my life easier?
Need more specifics. There are different types of these medications, such as long, intermediate, or short acting cardizem. It's best to take the medications as prescribed, as they could either wear off, or accumulate too much in your blood stream, becoming toxic. Bring your medication bottles to your next physician visit, and have them review each bottle and how the medications are to be taken. Discuss options.