Can you take Klonopin and Ativan together?
Theoretically you can and be fine, however it is not a good idea. Ativan is a short/intermediate acting benzodiazepine while Klonopin is an extremely long acting benzodiazepine. Mixing them together will increase both the desired and side effects of each chemical. The risk of overdosing is greatly increased as well as the length of intoxication with these drugs. If you are planning on mixing the two for medical reasons, check with your doctor to make sure your body will be able to process the medications safely. If you are planning on mixing the two for recreational purposes, start with extremely low doses of each instead of mixing a bunch of them together. Something to keep in mind is that this specific combination of benzodiazepines will most likely not produce euphoria (which is generally the reason why people use benzodiazepines recreationally) but cause heavy sedation and make you fall asleep before the desired effects even occur.
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Answer . You can obviously take them together. But what do u specificly want to know. Is it safe? You are obviously not prescribed these medications together because otherwise you would not be asking us. But in my opinion, it depends on dose. You're combining an upper with a downer which can som…etimes(most times) cause desired effects. But at the same time, it could also cause undesired effects. Look up something on the web about lorazepam/methylphenidate combination. (MORE)
Morphine is an opiate painkiller. Ativan ( lorazepam ) is a benzodiazepine (a group of sedatives such as Ativan, Valium, Xanax).. Since morphine also has sedative properties, taking the two drugs in combination could, in fact, be dangerous. It all depends on dosage, and the individual's sensit…ivity to the two drugs.. If you are prescribed both drugs by a doctor, the doctor theoretically should know what he/she is doing, and it should be ok to take these two medications simultaneously. If you notice extreme tiredness, difficulty breathing, or any other side effects you should probably have a chat with the doc.. If you are taking one or both of these drugs recreationally, it would probably be best to do them seperately. It is not uncommon for recreational users to die from an opiate/benzodiazepine combination.. If you do decide to take both of these drugs at the same time, I would strongly advise NOT to drink any alcohol, or take any additional sedative drugs.. I am not a doctor. Please do not consider this information to be medical advice. It would be best to ask your doctor about these medications before taking them.. -The Captain (MORE)
Answer . They are both benzodiazepines and act on the same receptors in the brain. There are no serious risks to taking them together, but they will enhance the effects of each other... increased sedation mainly. They are also both addictive so be careful. Best not to take them together, but if y…ou are just asking if it will cause serious, life-threatening problems to take them together, then the answer is no.... Answer . THE PILL BOOK SAYS NO.!!! (MORE)
The two can usually be taken together, but side effects such asdrowsiness and difficult concentrating can be intensified. Checkwith your doctor to make sure that the two drugs are a goodcombination for you.
Taking Xanax and Ativan together is absolutely UNSAFE. They are both in a class of drugs called Benzodiazepines. The main difference in the two is that Ativan is longer lasting than Xanax. I am no Doctor, but I would advise strongly against taking these two drugs together.
Although this combination of medications are used routinely in various patients, it should first be noted that Ativan ( as well as all other benzodiazepines) is HIGHLY ADDICTIVE and there are alternatives for treating anxiety that can be used instead of Ativan (Various SSRI's also treat anxiety with…out the possibility of addiction. I.e. Prozac, Zoloft, etc...).. The coocurrence of addiction in those with BiPolar Mood Disoder and the various Anxiety Disorders IS high and therefor, consideration for "switching" addictions from alcohol or other substances to the benzodiazepine of choice should be discussed in detail with your physician!. Specifically, in regard to the question as posted, Depakote CAN inhibit the metabolism of Ativan which - in turn - could lead to higher levels of Ativan (other than that intended) in the bloodstream. Being that blood levels of Depakote should be monitored with regularity by the prescriber whenever prescribed, blood levels of Ativan will likely be a focus as well.. If you are taking a benzodiazepine (Ativan, Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, etc..) for ANY reason, sinceity and honesty with your physician - in regard to your substance use/abuse - is paramount!. BSalai - LCSW (MORE)
While the official stance is that the two drugs can be taken together, you might not want to. COX 2 drugs such as naproxen can block the action of Ativan, which can cause you to have withdrawal symptoms.
yes, you can...but only take the recommended dose. It will make you a bit sleepier, but not to bad, depends on how much ativan you take, I take three 1mg tablets a day every 6-8 hours and I took NyQuil and did just fine and Im 115pnds at 5'6 and 23 years old. So Yes you can. It usually takes about o…ne hour to 45 mins to fully kick in. Good luck. god bless! (MORE)
>No, this combination is not safe because it can cause significant respiratory depression. There >are many doctors that prescribe both of these together. it All depends on the amount of >suboxone you are taking.. and of course never go overboard with the Benzoz.. The above answer was lacking in s…ome details. Yes, you can safely take the two together. The important thing is not to take too high a dose of the klonopin. I take 12mg of suboxone and anywhere from 1 - 2mg of klonopin. I would not take a much higher dose of the klonopin as there is a chance for respiratory depression. My doctor is a 25 year veteran and has been involved with suboxone treatment for the last 5 years, so I trust his opinion. (MORE)
It is not recommended that you take both of these together. By taking them together it can cause seizures. For a seizure patient you definitely should not take them together. However, If you were to take Ativan or Valium today you would have to wait at least 3 days to take the opposite of the one yo…u took. This is for safe measures to get it out of his/her system. This is usually the reason why Doctors do not prescribe both to you. You have to make sure that you drink plenty of fluids why taking these medications. If you were not prescribed this medication do not take it without first consulting a doctor. (MORE)
\nI looked it up and don't see any interactions. But that does not mean there aren't any. Call your pharmacist he/she will be able to provide you with a better answer
Those 2 drugs shouldn't be taken at the same moment of the day. But Vyvanse can be taken in the morning while lorazepam is taken at night. Vyvanse might cause anxiety and insomnia... while lorazepam is used to treat these condition. This combination should be well evaluated by a good doctor. Your… doctor should know you take those 2 drugs together. (MORE)
Check out the site belowâ¦I'm combining them myself right now and I don't notice anything odd. It really only says that it may intensify side affects and to see how it affects you. http://www.drugs.com/drug-interactions/ativan-with-librium-1488-899-585-305.html
\nYes Dilantin and Klonopin have pharmacologically different sites of action in the body, and are often used synergistically together in treating seizure disorder.
We can find no indication of a direct drug interaction. However, when it comes to drugs that affect the central nervous system, odd things can happen. You should discuss any such combinations with your physician.
\nThe combination can make you very drowsy. I found this first hand by taking just 0.5 mg Ativan and 5 mg Benadryl about 2 hours apart. I slept for 7 hours afterwards and still woke up a bit drousy. I try to avoid it as much as I can. If I get a skin rash (which is why I need Benadryk occasiunally) …and already took Ativan that day, I will try first other methods (like an oatmeal bath or some topical meds). (MORE)
You will get extremely drowsy. You'll be in a very sedated state.Talk to your doctor about taking them together as they have similarqualities. They both make u tired.
Disclaimer: I am not a pharmacist or medical doctor. Please check with one of these before taking my word for this, just to be safe. This is based on my personal experience and subsequent discussions with my doctor. Sure, you can take them together, as long as you are taking no more than the pres…cribed doses of each. You probably will not want to, though. Ativan and Ambien bind competitively to the same receptors, with Ativan having a higher affinity. In other words, the Ativan will overpower the Ambien. You will get little to no effect from the Ambien. You might as well be flushing the Ambien down the toilet (though please don't do that, take unwanted drugs to your local pharmacy for safe disposal). Ativan is digested relatively quickly, so if you plan to take Ambien for sleep, you could probably get away with a noon or even afternoon dose of Ativan that day, if you take daytime doses, but you may have to experiment a bit to figure out what works for you. (MORE)
Yes. I am on 60mg cymbalta and 1-2mg Klonopin daily. I have no adverse reactions and in fact, my anxiety is at an all time low, no panic attacks, and I'm no longer depressed. This combo works wonders for me!
No! The best one to take is clonazapam. This drug is better because it isn't addictive and the half life for clonazapam is approx. 4 days. Ativan does work very well in treating anxiety and panic attacks but it is extremely addictive and its half life is approx. 8 to10 hours. Ativan works on the sam…e receptors in the brain as alcohol. So for a recovering alcoholic, the withdraw effects from Ativan will be the same as coming away from alcohol all over again. This becomes frustrating! I'm a recovering alcoholic for the past 10 years and I started taking 2mg of Ativan twice a day and sometimes more. It was keeping the discomfort under control. I used it for a year and a half. Now I'm seeing a new Doctor and she has taken me off the Ativan and increased my clonazapam dose form 1mg to 4mg per day. I got to say, "I wish that I had never even heard of Ativan before!" (MORE)
Yes. They are from different drug classes and have differenteffects. Wellbutrin is an anti-depressant of the DopamineNorepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor class. Ativan is an anxyoliticdrug and is a benzodiazepine. I use this combination - wellbutrindaily, and ativan as needed for anxiety and insomnia. …It workswell. --- Update: I must disagree with the answer above (whoever wrote it).If you look up Bupropion (a.k.a. Wellbutrin) on Wikipedia, thenscroll down to "Contraindications", it states clearly thatWellbutrin should not be taken with any type of benzodiazepine(which is what Lorazepam - a.k.a. Ativan - is). So you shouldabsolutely talk this over with a doctor instead of asking theinternet. You might just get an "I don't see why not" guess fromsomeone who may not truly know the answer. Bottom line - talk toyour doctor before taking those two together! (MORE)
You dont want to ever mix any thing with crack. Â It is way to harsh on your system. Â Wait at least an hour after using before talking any other substance. Â But Ativan has not caused any serious problems yet Â
My daughter is taking ativan and abilify together. After she started taking both meds she doesn't sleep as before. She has been awake for more than 78 hrs without any sleep. These is because of these meds ?
Yes, but most people should not do it. One counteracts the other. Prozac is a SSRI, antidepressant working on seritonin receptors. Ativan is a Benzodiazepine, an anti-anxiolytic and can cause depression with long term use.
You should really check with your doctor or pharmacist for this answer. These drugs are in the same class and if not prescribed by together by the same doctor, questions should be asked.
Absolutely! I had a pulmonary embolism and was put on coumadin. Two weeks later I was raped and then was put on Klonopin for flash backs and anxiety attacks. They do not have any negative interactions :)
Generally, yes. If you want to know if this is safe specifically for you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
THis is not recommended. You should not take two sedating medications together. Overdosing on sedative drugs can cause you to become confused or pass out. You might even have trouble breathing.
Ativan and fioricet are both prescription drugs. A doctor orpharmacist will be able to let you know if the drugs can be takentogether.
Well, you could ... the question is why would you want to? Claritin-D is an antihistamine/decongestant combination. People take that to be alert during the day when they have allergies. Why would you then want to sedate yourself and counter-act the whole purpose of the Claritin?
Unless prescribed by a dr, no. They are both CNS depressants which stops breathing. Especially in combination with one another, they can pose an even greater risk.
People have thought this combination:"sleeping medicine, anxiolytic (anti-anxiety medicine) and a narcotic/acetaminophen analgesic" is safe and they have never awakened from their drug induced slumber. Physicians are cautious when giving all of these medications ...even on a "take as needed" basis. …A great deal depends on your tolerance level. There are many patients who have taken narcotics for a long time so they develop tolerance to the effects...same with the anxiety medicines. Heath Ledger was one such individual who sadly met with an early demise and deprived the world of his talents...but more importantly, his loved ones will live the rest of their days with holes in their hearts....as will all of his fans! The most dangerous aspect of taking these three drugs is that they have "additive effects" and that means one drug boosts the effects of another. You may not be able to discern when you are reaching the critical "tipping" point. You won't be awake to judge the effects...you'll be unaware of anything...even your dreams! If your doctor has prescribed the pain medicine during the day and the Ativan as needed with the understanding that the Ambien CR will be taken at night...then it is safe...the doctor knows the condition of your liver and kidneys and whether you are likely to become addicted to the individual drugs or the combination. As long as you do not deviate from the prescribed amounts/dosing schedules the combination is not necessarily lethal. All three drugs are seriously affected by the slightest amount of alcohol...even in a person with a high alcohol tolerance. The official answer is: avoid taking these together...make sure you follow your doctor's instructions and avoid all forms of alcohol and alcohol containing products (cold and cough syrups..) as well as muscle relaxants and antihistamines....this latter combination may cause permanent brain damage and possibly death with only ONE trial. If you are experimenting with this combination, please be aware that you do not know if your liver is healthy enough to metabolize the drugs and if your kidneys can effectively remove the metabolites. Unless you have a serious injury, mega insomnia AND are nervous as a cat facing a Doberman, you don't need all three of these! Avoid them like the plague... (MORE)
They all cause drowsiness and target the same parts of the brain. Individually, in large quantities, can cause respiratory depression that can lead to death. Taking all 3 at the same time is not a good idea, but talk with your doctor first if you are still thinking of taking them together.
Of course you can. You can take any pill with any pill. both those pills are benzodiazepines, the same class of drugs. Together they have a synergistic effect- meaning the result they produce together is greater than the result either one of them could have alone. They are central nervous system dep…ressants. Take enough of them, your heart slows, you stop breathing. If you are asking this question, you need to talk to your doctor. If you just want a "good high" this isn't it; you will get sleepy, you won't have a sex drive, and you may as well call it a night. If you want to take them to kill themselves, well, I recommend you wait one more day and see how you feel. Even the worst depressions can lift in one day if you'll just hang on. Call a suicide hotline. Call a friend. Call your MOM. (MORE)
You should not mix medication unless perscribed by a doctor. If someone that is not a doctor say that it is okay don't take their advice because what worked for them may not work for you.
Not unless explicitly directed to by a physician. Mixing these two can lead to some terrible unintended side-effects.
That depends on the age and weight and the amount of each drug taken. They both have a sedating effect, so I would definately consult a doctor to see if it is safe for you.
Yep. Or at least I hope you can, because I just did; 5mg loratadine and 0.5mg clonazepam... Asked pharmacist, and he said it was okay.
You can only take a klonopin and a vistaril together if a doctor has prescribed them to you.
Yes you can. My doctor has me on both. Low doses of both, but both just the same.
Yes, if your doctor prescribes both. There are no listed adverse drug interactions for this combination, though you will likely feel quite sleepy, which is probably what you want if you take those two together.
Yes, but you should check with a doctor or pharmacist to learn if this may cause an ill effect.
Yes you can. It's most likely going to make you very sleepy though. I just took Melatonin and Ativan together about an hour ago and I'm about to fall asleep. Lol
It can be a potentially dangerous combination, but boy oh boy does it make for a lovely and relaxing few hours. In moderation I recommend it for its intended purpose OR recreationally. Good times good times.
Yes, you can, but they are going to amplify the effects of one another. Can cause increased drowsiness, sedation, anxiolysis, euphoria, dizziness, forgetfulness, cognitive impairment, sleepiness, etc. Be careful and take as directed by your doctor. Sometimes combining two benzos yields better result…s than either of the two alone, but a doctor should make that decision and be cautious of the habit-forming nature of the medications as benzo tolerance builds rapidly and it is both VERY unpleasant and physically dangerous to go through benzodiazepine withdrawal. (MORE)
Not sure about Buspar, but you can take Zoloft and Adivant together as long as it is prescribed that way. Usually your Dr will have you on Zoloft daily and Adivant as needed.
Yes. It is common to give daily Paxil (paroxetine) to reduce anxiety and depression and as needed Ativan (lorazepam) as needed.
Yes. They can be taken together. In fact, they are prescribed bydoctors very often to add the effect of both drugs.
Taking these two medications together could cause respiratory depression, which could result in death. This is dose dependent, however, so the amount you take dictates when the combination becomes dangerous.
Yes, just don't combine with alcohol which will intensify theeffects of the Ativan (lorazepam) making it unsafe to drive oroperate machinery.