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Is it bad to switch off between taking ativan and klonopin? I usually take klonopin if I wake up with alot of anxiety and ativan for sudden panic attacks during the day. Is this okay or will it cause problems?

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Dr. Patricia Foster
Psychiatry
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In brief: Anti-anxiety meds

Sounds confusing and probably unnecessary to take both meds for anxiety.
The problem may be over dosing/taking too much of these meds; both of which are long-acting. Discuss with prescriber and consider an SSRI or similar med for better coverage of anxiety. Hope this helps.

In brief: Anti-anxiety meds

Sounds confusing and probably unnecessary to take both meds for anxiety.
The problem may be over dosing/taking too much of these meds; both of which are long-acting. Discuss with prescriber and consider an SSRI or similar med for better coverage of anxiety. Hope this helps.
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