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

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Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
Dr. Sherin Ibrahim Howett
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Bad choice

May make it worse.
Sleep study is indicated to find a diagnosis and cure.

In brief: Bad choice

May make it worse.
Sleep study is indicated to find a diagnosis and cure.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. R. Keith Hill
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No!

Klonopin (clonazepam) will sedate you and allow you to go to sleep but it may significantly worsen your sleep apnea.
This could be very dangerous.

In brief: No!

Klonopin (clonazepam) will sedate you and allow you to go to sleep but it may significantly worsen your sleep apnea.
This could be very dangerous.
Dr. R. Keith Hill
Dr. R. Keith Hill
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