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I was givin .05 mgs of klonopin and i only take half of that (as needed) and i also take 1/2 of 10 mg of lexapro once a day and i was just wondering two things. First is when the lexapro starts to take affect will i need to use the klonopin any longer. And second have i get addicted to take only hale of .05 mg of klonopin once a day or even taken ? .05mgs once a day for like a week ? I like to take the klonopin because it helps me get through the day feeling some what normal but i do not by any means wanna get addicted to this pill .
  In college, I had terrible anxiety.

I was given Klon and it worked. It is not that addictive, XANEX is addictive, much more.

Just get to where you are making it through the day, and then try to taper off slowly after awhile. Praying to God and reading my Bible worked almost as good as the klonopin for removing my anxiety. That is not the point though.

The point is that if you are taking klonopon is is probobly meant to be temporary. Don't take more than you need and use it as a tool to help overcome your condition. Oxycontin/codone and xanex are much, much, more addictive than .5 mg of klonopin. You should be fine. Good luck!
How much Klonopin do I use to equal the effects of 2mg of Xanax?
These are both prescription drugs but if I run out of xanax I need to know how much Klonopin to use..I have 1 mg pills of Klonopin.
Debbie Ratliff
  I take 4 .5mg of klonopin.
Amber M
I am on lithium and Klonopin, How long do I have to be weened off Klonopin before conception?
I visited a specialist and Lithium if monitored during first 8weeks is Ok and I can't breastfeed but what about Klonopin?
I want to start soon. How long will it take to be out of my system and withdrawls are quite severe...I tried weening before.
  I think Klonopin is only a problem in the late part of pregnancy, so it probably isn't a problem if it isn't out of your system before you concieve. Check with your pharmacist. Of course you could just get another woman to have your child for you, then you would not have to go off the meds at all.
Is Lunesta better to help with sleep issues than klonopin?
Im addicted with klonopin 1 mg for the past 2 years, i tried to quit several times, but without success because it gives me insomnia, now my doctor wants me to quit that medication abruptly and start with Lunesta 3 Mg, what are the risks? is it better that klonopin? ( I also take Paxil Cr 12.5 Mg)
  I think you should ignore your doctor completely, come off the Klono, and use natural sleep remedies to help you sleep.

I know it's horrible but these sleeping pills might put you to sleep, but the risk is, one night, you may never wake up.
Is it okay to take benadryl after taking a klonopin?
I have been extremely anxious, so I took my klonopin (as it is prescribed to me) and now I am realizing I wont be able to sleep. I do not want to mix the two obviously. I took the Klonopin a few hours ago, and now want to take the benadryl for sleep. Yes this sounds like an anxiety ridden question, but I am currently extremely anxious and do not want to mix things I am not supposed to.
  Yea that's perfectly fine. You can take them in the same gulp if you wanted to. There's no problematic interactions there. Take a deep breath and relax some mate. :)
How long will Klonopin be detectable on a urine drug screen?
I'm taking Klonopin for anxiety. I have to get a urine drug screen at my convenience. I have a prescription for the medication, but would rather not test positive for benzodiazepine.

How long do I have to be off the Klonopin before it will not be detected?
Plain Jim
  Try doing it one week after your last intake of the drug. Most drugs would be out of the system by that time.
How much Klonopin can you take at 130 lbs before it is considered an overdose?
What would happen if you overdosed on Klonopin?
  Death from acute respiratory depression caused by an overdose of benzodiazepines, without using other CNS depressants such as alcohol or barbituates at the same time, is rare. There is no way to know the exact number of Klonopins you personally would have to take to overdose. There seems to be no set lethal dose. A person who has been taking Klonopin for years could be taking a dose that would cause someone who has never taken Klonopin before to overdose. Again, there is no set number. Tolerance to the effects of benzos allows people to be able to take higher and higher dosages, without overdosing and dying.
Pink Snuggie
Is it OK to take Klonopin, Zoloft and Anafranil together?
I have been taking Klonopin since February. Very recently, my doctor prescribed Zoloft to me. This is in addition to taking Anafranil since the end of last month. Is it OK to take all three meds at the same time?

My doctor told me to take the Klonopin when I feel like it. I had been taking it in the morning and afternoon. This will still be in my system at night when I take my Zoloft and Anafranil. Is this OK?
  The Klonopin, Zoloft and Anafranil are fine to take together. Good Luck to you.
zantac 300 with klonopin: is this an okay combination?
i have been waking up choking completely or with difficulty breathing due to severe acid reflux, so i was prescribed klonopin for the panic. Another doc told me to take zantac 300 at night. Can the two be taken together?
  All research that I have done seems to show no interaction problems with these two medications.

But may I say, HELL.......the Klonopin (clonazepam) seems to be a very extreme measure to deal with acid reflux. After all, the Klonopin is used to control panic disorders, seizures and the like. Unfortunately you're always going to be panicking when you feel like you can't breathe due to the acid reflux.

Listen to the other doctor and just try the Zantac (Ranitidine) for the time being. They're fantastic for dealing with acid reflux. I have Crohns Disease get acid reflux and I recommend them very highly.

If necessary, take your Zantac morning, noon & night and then get yourself referred to a Gastroenterologist who is more professionally equipped to investigate your reflux problems than an every day general practitioner. I tell you this because long term acid reflux can lead to even bigger health issues.

Good luck!
Have social anziety disorder (soc phobia)& depression. Many diff. drugs tried,on Klonopin now,Is loraz.better?
I have social anxiety disorder (social phobia) & depression for 20 years. Tried many different medications. Nothing really seems to help. Currently on Klonopin but would like to know if Lorazapam is better and then what to take for the depression as Lorazapam & Klonopin don't work for this. Have tried paxil,Prozac, Lexepro. Am tired of not geting help from any drugs recommended.
Tired of drugs
How many milligrams of klonopin equals a xanex bar?
I am curious of how much klonopin id have to take to equal the strength of one xanex bar, any help?
  two different (but somewhat similar) chemicals, this is like asking "how many cokacolas equal a pepsi?"
Is it possible i could get an allergic reaction from Baclofen if i was allergic to Klonopin?
I had a breakout in skin rash from a Klonopin (10mg) pill i had taken recently. It took quite awhile for the rash to go away and still slightly itches. Is there any way that because i'm allergic to Klonopin, that i will be allergic or have the same reaction to the Baclofen tablet (10mg) i will be taking soon? I really don't want to go through that rash again. Thanks.
  the two arent related in how they work. as to what they put in the pill...thats another story. you know how some cakes have eggs in them, and some are made without eggs? well if youre allergic to eggs, thats something you will want to know.

same with pills. i would ask your pharmacist if the two are chemically related. my hunch says no, but called the pharmacy and ask.

oh, and when you call the pharmacy, ask to speak to a pharmacist, not a tech.
An-Atomy ∞RIP∞ The Rev
buspar experiences? going to start taking it and was wondering how it works?
I have general anxiety disorder and have been on zoloft and klonopin for awhile now. I would like to stop taking the klonopin. any stories about buspar would be appreciated.
Ted W
  If you take Buspar you can take up to 60 MG a day, because it's 95 percent bio-availability, and that means it's almost like it's immediately in your system as soon as you take it, and it starts working. It has a half life of something like 6 HOURS, which means after 2 1/2 hours to 3 hours it'll stop working..

It's like you can feel the medication work extreamly fast, and this goes for everybody. It's not a good medication for long turm anexiety, and it's an OLD OLD medication, and it's went generic, and it's just not all that effective in my case.

If your having very bad anexiety, you need to take things like Effexor, but if you only need it for like, "presentations", or "Public speaking", or just something like that takes a lot of nerves then take it, but you would have to take it REPEATIDLY a day for it to work, up to four times if you have a small dose.

You need something that has a half life of like 24 hours, Lexapro/Cipralex/Seroplex have 27-32.

That's why you MUST learn about these medications, and not just accept anything a psycologist gives you, because it's almost ALWAYS wrong I've figured out.

There are A LOT of medication, and when your dealing with anexiety you'll just take anything, but just don't settle for that!
There are medications that are much stronger and better than others, and sometimes psycologist don't even know that, because it's not the hardest feild to understand.
is it ok to use klonopin and saphris at the same time?
is it ok to use klonopin and saphris at the same time?

i have been using klonopin for 3 months now my doctor asked me to take saphris too is that okay to use them at the same time?
Tk Majed
  Ys it is. I have been taking Klonopin and Saphris together for over a year now. Klonopin is a benzso and Saphris is an anti psychotic... completely diefferent medications.
Becka Morgan
does anyone know if xanax can be taken in addition to rozerem?
Ive taken Rozerem with Klonopin and thats ok but i dont know how different xanax and klonopin are. And i cant contact my doctor for a couple weeks- theyre on vacation. I could ask the pharmacist but its 10 pm and im just looking for a quick fix for tonights insomnia/anxiety.
  Rozerem is probably the mildest prescription sleep-aid on the market. Xanax is a pretty heavy anti-anxiety drug, but because Rozerem doesn't contain any narcotic ingredients and mostly just mimics natural brain chemicals (opposed to the other prescription sleep aids), it really shouldn't be a problem. There are also no known interactions between the two.

I'd say you're fine to take it tonight. However, consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you plan on continuing this combo.

Sweet dreams. =]
My boyfriend takes Clonazepam (Klonopin) for OCD/anxiety...thing is, it takes 2-3 hours to kick in...and in a couple days he has a really important interview and then, 2 hours later, a flight to Texas (and he is SUPER nervous about flying.) Is there anything he could do to make it work faster? Like chewing it?
(Note: I'm not looking for a way to do drugs!)
  Many benzodiazepines will absorb sublingually. I know Xanax will, not sure about Klonopin - though he could try it.

Chew the tablet, then push the crumbles underneath the tongue with a little saliva. Move the tongue around so it's spread out a bit and not all in a single dry clump.

It can taste absolutely revolting, so he should try his best to keep all the pill powder under the tongue where he can't taste it. Hold it there for 5 or more minutes, then wash it down with some water or some other fluid.

It has been my experience that substantial, if not full, effects will be realized within about 30 minutes using this technique.

Situational anxiety like this can also be treated quite effectively with a small dose of Inderal. It's a high blood pressure medication - it works by suppressing they physical symptoms of anxiety (sweaty palms, pounding heart). This can often help you feel less anxious.

Good luck,

Adam S
Can I take Vicodin with Klonopin, Effexor XR, and Lamictal?
I take .5 mg of Klonopin twice a day, 75 mg of Effexor XR once a day, and 100 mg of Lamictal once a day. Would mixing Vicodin with that combo do anything bad? I have a really bad jaw ache. I don't feel like calling my pharmacist because he's a douchebag.

  These are all drugs which cause central nervous system depression, so just advises that you be monitored closely. If you are not having any problems on the three medications and a doctor has prescribed the Vicodin, then you should be fine, especially if you are in good health with a good blood pressure and normal weight. Call your doctor immediately if you have any bad reactions.

"MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.

MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities."
Tara J
what is the difference between ClarocetNRI and Klonopin?
To relieve Anxiety and nervousness which is a better way ClarocetNRI or Klonopin?
What are the side affects of each and which has the least side affects?
How does each work?
Jack S
  Clarocet is an herb aka all natural substance to relieve anxiety and Klonopin is a prescritpion drug used for this purpose. You can look up the side effects of each one on the web and read the info for youself. I could copy and paste the info from a the website for each substance but that is a waste of my time when you can do it yourself. One is all natural and the other is prescription so each will work differently. Check out the web info and decide what you feel might be better for you.
Can klonopin make you feel relaxed about problems in your life?
I have klonopin for agoraphobia but I have overcome it.

There's problems in my life that make me worry and upset and anxious and just really a big ball of nerves.
Would it make me relaxed and not care? Or will it just make me tired? I don't know if these feelings are quite the same as my regular anxiety.
harriet CALIFORNIA gal
  Yes. I just took some yesterday to be honest. It gave me a sense of peace for a while and i had ZERO anxiety. It also made me not care what others think and more talkative. It's probably the best benzo out there with the least side effects. It's still working right now as it has a pretty long half life. It might make you a little tired if you've never had it before. Start at small doses and only take it when you need it.
w k
Corgard and Klonopin together?
I've been on BP meds since December 2009 because my doctor had be on Xyprexa for 8 months and I gained 100 pounds from it. When I was started on BP meds I was on a cardio selective beta blocker called Bystolic, about Six months ago I was switched to Corgard which is a non cardio selective beta blocker. The reason I was on Xyprexa is because my Female man hating doctor refused to give me any form of Benzodiaipne for PTSD, then after my 100 pound weight gain she realized "oops we better take you off that." I switched doctor that same week, and was put on Xanax with the bystolic. I was needeing too much xanax to quel my daily daylong panic, so I was switched to Klonopin. I've lost 85 of the 100 pounds I gained since switching docs in January, and lately I've noticed that my blood pressure after taking Klonopin gets low and my heart rate gets high apon very little exertion. For instance sep 24 while in the ER after waking up with a resting HR of 100, and after taking my beta blocker then a klonopin 6 hours later this was my BP/HR 12:00 HR 62 Pulse 62 BP 111/73 12:30 HR 61 Pulse 60 BP119/76 12:45 HR 60 pulse 59 BP 113/74 1:00 HR 64 pulse 64 BP 111/71 1:30 HR 61 pulse 56 BP 120/64 1:45 HR 60 pulse 59 BP 114/70. this was all while sitting up in a hospital bed after the 20mg corgard an 2 doses of .5mg Klonopin. But as soon as I stood up and left the hospital my heart rate went back to 85-100 bpm. any ideas Maybe half my Beta blocker dose? I was referred to a Cardiologist by my doctor Sept. 23rd, but have yet to recieve an appointment.
  the key words you wrote is RESTING HEART RATE THEN STOOD UP LEFT WHICH MEANS EXERCISE AND HEART RATE WENT UP and maybe because you lost weight you may not need the blood pressure medicine discuss this with the cardiologist when you see them
pecola princepessa
What is the soonest day can I get a prescription for Clonazepam (Klonopin) renewed?
I live in Canada. What is the soonest day can I get a prescription for Clonazepam (Klonopin) renewed at the pharmacy? Is there a certain # of days that need pass before they will refill? The prescription was for 60 days - 2 a day. There is no insurance involved in the payment. Thanks for any answers you can provide.
  60 days from the day you filled it--the date on the label
Julie S
Looking for patient assistance program for 3 specific meds, any ideas?
I have successfully before used Merck patient assistance program for BP meds for those with low income, however I am having trouble finding financial assistance for the following meds:

If anyone has any resources to suggest, much appreciated. thanks!
I know that each manufacturer is SUPPOSED to have a patient assistance program, but on the web, I can't seem to turn up a link for that, especially for Klonopin. Any exact URL would be helpful, or maybe a phone number for the company (companies)? thanks
  Clonazepam (Klonopin), zolpidem (Ambien), and indapamide (Lozol) are all available as relatively inexpensive generics but they may be available from the manufacturers if you quality. Each manufacturer is allowed to set the financial criteria for qualifying but they tend to be fairly consistent. Each manufacturer has a website for this purpose. The physician will need to give you a prescription as the brand name and must specify that brand name is required or necessary. Some companies send the pills directly to you although most send them to the physician's office where you pick them up. Klonopin is made by Roche, Ambien is made by Sanofi-Aventis, and Lozol is made by Sanofi-Aventis as well. Good luck.
john e russo md facm faafp
Klonopin and Corgard together?
a year ago I was put on beta blockers because xyprexa made me gain 90 pounds in 8 months and my blood pressure was 145/95. In December 2009 I quit taking Xyprexa, continued with the beta blocker and switched doctors because the one that made me fat with Xyprexa refused to give my Xanax for my core problem of Panic attacks, and only gave me more problems. When I quit aking the Xyprexa I weighed 285 pounds. Since January 2010 I switched to a new doctor that put me on Xanax and Corgard from Bystolic due to the cost of bystolic. A few months later I was switched from Xanax to Klonopin because I needed too much Xanax to keep me below the panic threshold. I now have lost the weight I gained from the Xyprexa and am still on the Beta blocker. I'm 5'10" and 205 pounds but still mildly obese and lately my BP has been in the 110-120/65-80 range and my resting HR is 53 lying down, 63 sitting up 73 in a chair and 83 standing. When i walk over a mile my HR can get as high as 130 with just a brisk walk. I know as a side effect klonopin lowers your BP and with the beta blocker I'm wondering if the Klonopin and beta blocker are giving me Low BP and abnormal HR because of the low BP. Any Ideas? I'm sheduled to see Lansing's Top cardiologist tomorrow. Hopefully I don't need the beta blocker anymore since my panic went from 3 or 4 times a week to daily 3 or 4 times a day since starting it in December last year.
  since they both depress the central nervous system, it can be dangerous to take both at the same time. i'd get rid of the Corgard, and i'd switch to Xanax - Klonopin has way more side effects.
Im 25 and hypertensive and I havent eaten in 5 days, just water. What can I eat?
I had a panic attack last week and since then, i haven't been able to put food in my mouth to even chew. The doctor has me on Zoloft, Inderol, Zantac,Klonopin, and Ativan, if necessary. Im hungry, but I don't know what to eat. When I want to eat, i become nauseated again. Im willing to force myself to eat just to have something in my stomach, but its really hard. I cant have soup bc of the sodium, so what can i do? Oh and btw, im on the 14mg Nicotine patch, 5'6 and 150lbs.
Yes, the psychiatrist had prescribed the Zoloft and Klonopin, My primary care physician prescribed the Inderol and the Ativan(Ativan just in case). The ER physician prescribed rx Zantac bc i had lower abdonimal pain.
  Holy crap!! Please see a different doctor! All that stuff you're on is so dangerous. Zoloft can actually cause panic attacks and suicidal tendencies. If you have the chance, watch "Generation Rx" to educate yourself on what you're taking.

As far as eating for hypertention, there are hundreds of things you can eat! I don't understand why you haven't eaten just because you can't have canned soup. You can eat broiled fish with herbs, steamed vegetables with a pinch of Celtic sea salt (NOT table salt, which will aggravate hypertension), fresh fruits, cooked grains, organic meats. Almost anything you make yourself will be fine, since you'll control how much sodium and sugar go into it. Stop relying on prepared foods and get into your kitchen.
how much ambien and klonopin & flexeril do you need to commit suicide?
I have a friend who has taken 14 klonopin, 2 Ambien and 4 flexeril, can that cause death? What do i look for?
Idon't want to embarrass his family of he can get over it. Right now he seems to be kind of out of it.'I I am hoping that he will come out of this without the embarrassament to himself and his family. I just need to know how much is too much. He has not been driningl
Idon't want to embarrass his family of he can get over it. Right now he seems to be kind of out of it.'I I am hoping that he will come out of this without the embarrassament to himself and his family. I just need to know how much is too much. He has not been driningl
he really has no one and if anyone find out it will ruin his career. I 'am thinking it is just his way of sedating himself from a recent heartbreak. What can I do to help without alerting the authorities.
  You need to call 911 NOWWWWWWWWWWW How bad are you going to feel if he dies from this and you could have helped him??? Call 911 and get the paramedics there to start treating him. Call his parents and tell them what happened. He will be embaressed when he wakes up but that is better than dead.

added- well he is going to be sedated right into a coma and may stop breathing so will you embaress him then by calling 911!!! I would rather be embaressed than dead.
I'm a little freaked out now about this med. I have fibro and am currently taking effexor xr 75mg, ultram, 50mg (4 a day), and vicodin 5/500 (4 a day). My doctor just gave me lyrica 75 mg twice a day. As someone who used to take 8 vicodin 10/325, klonopin, effexor xr, and ultram a day, I just don't feel that this regimin is going to work. My dr. thinks that taking this small amount of lyrica will prevent me from taking more narcotics. I've read all the scary answers about this med. Does anybody think this combination can keep me from hurting? I'm in constant pain. BAD pain.
I've taken klonopin and elavil. Neither works. Same with the cymbalta. I've also taken all the other anti-depressants, new and old. I've been taking the lyrica now for about 5 days. I don't see any difference. I know my doctor can increase the dose a lot, but I'm still worried that it won't ease the pain. I guess I just want it to go away NOW!
chris r
  Hi there, this reminds me of a question that I wrote months ago!! Except, I didn't hear any scary answerer's regarding Lyrica. Anyway, I am chronic pain patient with DDD, Aggressive Osteo Arthritis, neuropathy, and severe sciatica.
Before adding Lyrica to the mix, I was taking Ultram,Lortab,Methadone,Nuerontin and Zoloft daily. So I to was pretty freaked out when the doc suggested that I switch to Lyrica instead of the neurontin. I decided to give it a shot, and I gotta say, after about a 2wk adjustment period I'm glad I did it. I have also cut Lortab out of the mix. I feel really good.
My nerve pain is much more manageable, and my energy level is improving a little, I think from just cutting out 1 of the narcotics.

I know what you mean about BAD pain, and understand your leeriness toward Lyrica, but I really can't say anything bad about it.
Good Luck to you, I hope you find what ever works for you!!
What is the difference between Klonopin and Restoril?
  Restoril-I mportant safety information: Restoril™ is indicated for the short-term treatment of insomnia (generally 7 to 10 days).
Klonopin -Klonopin (clonazepam) is in a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Klonopin (clonazepam) affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause seizures or symptoms of panic disorder.
Goonie's never die!!
KLONOPIN, VALIUM, ATIVAN, SERAX, or LIBRIUM? Which is the most effective for treating social phobias or panic?
I'm aware Alprazolam (Xanax), Clonazepam (Klonopin), Diazepam (Valium), Lorazepam (Ativan), Oxazepam (Serax), and Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) treat more severe anxiety disorders, but which is the most effective for treating social phobias or panic? Can someone share a personal experience on any of these prescription drugs? I've never had to take a benzodiazepine, so I'm not sure how they're suppose to make you feel. Any help would be much appreciated!

Oh! I've taken Vicodin for the pain I was in when all four of my wisdom teeth were removed at once. Do benzos make you feel the same way? I was just extremely lethargic on Vicodin to the point where I couldn't function or think straight!
Whoops! I forgot Xanax in my initial question!
♥ Yoga Girl ♥
  I suffer from panic disorder and social phobias also due to schizophrenia. I take Adivan now, but have tried the others in the past. Adivan works best for me because it relaxes me without making me feel doped up. I have more confidence in social situations and I also use it for driving, which I quit for 9 years due to panic disorder. Now I drive everywhere with no problem or side effects.

Both Xanax and Adivan are very addictive, so only take them when necessary. When I went off of xanax, I was very sick for 6 weeks. I only take Adivan a few times a week. Hope that helps.
When and why does a psychiatrist prescribe GEODON?
and they are already taking Lamictil.Gabitril & Trazodone on a regular basis and Klonopin as needed?
Not Really
  As an anti-psychotic and/or to counteract manic behavior in BiPolar Disorder. Lamictal is an anti-seizure medication but is also used to control manic behavior in BiPolar Disorder. Gabitril is used for BiPolar as well to control chemical imbalances of GABA. Trazadone is an old line anti-depressant which is usually used at bedtime to help one sleep. Klonopin is a benzodiazepime used for anxiety and sleeplessness and sometimes for seizures.
Hope this helps.


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