Clonazepam and Alcohol speaks to what is Clonazepam, Clonazepam alcohol interaction and side effects.
Clonazepam which is sold under brand names Klonopin, Klonopin Water belongs to a family of drugs known as benzodiazepines and works by affecting chemicals in your brain that become unbalanced and cause seizures or symptoms of panic disorder. It is used to control specific types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy and for the treatment of panic disorders and may be used for other purposes.
It is suggested that you do not consume alcohol while using clonazepam as it will greatly enhance the side effects.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. Anything more than that is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Clonazepam should not be used if you are pregnant as birth defects in the baby may occur.
Before starting this drug ensure that you physician is aware if you have severe liver disease, allergic to any other benzodiazephines, kidney disease, glaucoma, asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, history of depression, suicidal intentions or a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
Less serious side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, spinning sensation, memory problems, tired, muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination, slurred speech, drooling or dry mouth, sore gums, runny or stuffy nose, loss of appetite, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, blurred vision, headache, nervousness, sleep problems, skin rash or weight changes. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are confusion, hallucinations, peculiar thoughts or behavior, hyperactivity, agitation, hostility, involuntary eye movements, shallow breathing, depressed mood, suicidal thoughts, tight chest, fast heartbeat, painful or difficult urination, change in urination pattern, pale skin, bruising , bleeding new or worsened seizures. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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