Dangers of Mixing Klonopin with Alcohol and Other Drugs
Klonopin is classified as a benzodiazepine and is a minor tranquilizer that produces sedation and muscle relaxation. Klonopin is used to treat certain types of seizures and panic disorders. It is habit-forming and should only be taken as directed. Users should keep their prescriptions in a safe place.
Klonopin Side Effects
Klonopin use often leads to psychological changes, such as the following:
- Increased anxiety
- Feelings of dread
- Suicidal impulses
Other side effects associated with Klonopin use include the following:
- Memory problems
- Poor judgment
- Unusual behavior
- Lack of coordination
- Slowed heart rate
- Slowed breathing
What Happens When Klonopin Is Mixed With Alcohol and Other Drugs?
Klonopin should not be combined with alcohol, as alcohol exacerbates the effects of Klonopin. Both Klonopin and alcohol are central nervous system depressants and slow activity in the brain. When users combine Klonopin and alcohol, they put themselves at a higher risk for side effects associated with Klonopin. Also, Klonopin heightens sensitivity to alcohol and slows the user’s breathing and heart rate, which may cause unconsciousness or death. Combining Klonopin and alcohol also worsens many mental disorders, such as panic attacks. If you drink alcohol or have a history of alcohol abuse, talk to you doctor before using Klonopin.
Also inform your doctor of any prescription or non-prescription drugs that you use. Klonopin can have dangerous interactions with other substances, especially other tranquilizers or depressants. Overdose and respiratory depression are common risks of Klonopin drug interactions.
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