Review: taking Seroquel and Clonazepam together
Summary: drug interactions are reported among people who take Seroquel and Clonazepam together.
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Seroquel and Clonazepam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 7,738 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,141 Seroquel users) Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 41,341 Clonazepam users)
What are the drugs
Seroquel has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from 79,141 Seroquel users)
Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 41,341 Clonazepam users)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 7,738 people who take Seroquel, Clonazepam are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)
- Clonazepam (clonazepam)
Drug effectiveness over time :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Seroquel is effective||26.19%|
(11 of 42 people)
(15 of 65 people)
(11 of 32 people)
(16 of 37 people)
(37 of 68 people)
(25 of 45 people)
(8 of 15 people)
(2 of 4 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||25.00%|
(5 of 20 people)
(23 of 62 people)
(16 of 35 people)
(20 of 49 people)
(34 of 61 people)
(33 of 51 people)
(18 of 37 people)
(3 of 4 people)
Drug effectiveness by gender :
|Seroquel is effective||44.66%|
(92 of 206 people)
(32 of 98 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||49.07%|
(105 of 214 people)
(46 of 104 people)
Drug effectiveness by age :
|Seroquel is effective||n/a||n/a||14.29%|
(2 of 14 people)
(29 of 104 people)
(31 of 170 people)
(32 of 120 people)
(24 of 107 people)
(7 of 28 people)
|Clonazepam is effective||n/a||n/a||21.43%|
(3 of 14 people)
(33 of 108 people)
(41 of 167 people)
(38 of 123 people)
(28 of 107 people)
(8 of 28 people)
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Weight Increased||Depression||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Somnolence||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Diabetic Neuropathy||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Suicidal Ideation||Weight Increased|
|Anxiety||Suicidal Ideation||Hyperglycaemia||Weight Increased||Obesity||Obesity||Fatigue||Insomnia|
|Agitation||Diabetes Mellitus||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Hyperlipidaemia||Diabetic Neuropathy||Diabetic Neuropathy||Diabetes Mellitus||Depression|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Convulsion||Insomnia||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Hyperlipidaemia||Pancreatitis||Anxiety|
|Suicidal Ideation||Schizophrenia||Abdominal Pain Upper||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Hyperlipidaemia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Neuropathy Peripheral||Nausea|
|Confusional State||Anxiety||Diabetic Ketoacidosis||Pancreatitis||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Gastroenteritis||Suicidal Ideation|
|Diabetes Mellitus||Vomiting||Neuropathy Peripheral||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Neuropathy Peripheral||Back Pain||Hyperglycaemia||Headache|
|Convulsion||Fatigue||Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control||Neuropathy Peripheral||Insomnia||Blood Triglycerides Increased||Mood Swings||Drug Ineffective|
Most common drug interactions by gender * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|Suicidal Ideation||Drug Ineffective|
Most common drug interactions by age * :
|Diabetes Mellitus||Therapeutic Response Unexpected With Drug Substitution||Weight Increased||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Insomnia|
|Weight Increased||Drug Ineffective||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetes Mellitus||Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Depression|
|Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Vision Blurred||Aggression||Suicidal Ideation||Depression||Weight Increased||Insomnia||Fatigue|
|Pancreatitis||Drug Effect Decreased||Depression||Weight Increased||Anxiety||Insomnia||Depression||Fall|
|Pulmonary Hypertension||Suicide Attempt||Agitation||Insomnia||Weight Increased||Pancreatitis||Weight Increased||Diabetes Mellitus|
|Drug Exposure During Pregnancy||Coma||Anxiety||Dyspnoea||Headache||Depression||Anxiety||Confusional State|
|Premature Rupture Of Membranes||Pupillary Reflex Impaired||Abnormal Behaviour||Suicide Attempt||Suicidal Ideation||Diabetic Neuropathy||Nausea||Anxiety|
|Pregnancy||Paranoia||Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus||Dizziness||Dizziness||Anxiety||Pain||Nausea|
|Gastritis||Dysarthria||Suicide Attempt||Headache||Arthralgia||Neuropathy Peripheral||Neuropathy Peripheral||Weight Increased|
|Placenta Praevia||Drooling||Somnolence||Nausea||Insomnia||Blood Cholesterol Increased||Somnolence||Drug Ineffective|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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- I have heard that taking clonazepam and diltiazem can cause bronchitis anyone have this reaction
I have bronchitis at least once a year, excess mucus and throat clearing. Tightening of the airways, mostly at night.was wondering if drug interactions could be the cause.
- Does clonazapam cause tinnitus or ringing in the ears?
Patient fell a year ago and injured her neck and broke a bone in her arm. Has had severe pain in her neck. Getting acupuncture frequently. Recently tried to change medication from Valium to Clonazepam, and developed severe tinnitus. She said she only missed two days of Valium. She also says she has skipped days without taking valium and never had a problem. She says Clonazepam caused the tinnitus. I can't find anything that states a side effect of clonazepam is tinnitus.
- Can you stop trileptal cold turkey?
I ran outta my Trileptal, the last time I took it was in the hospital on Saturday I was there for 2 days and I was normally taking 300mg 2x daily and the hospital gave me 600mg 4x on Saturday and the day before I took the one 300mg I had left in the morning. Since the hospital I have not had any Trileptal to be able to take because they didn't send me home with any because I'm from another State and I'm not sure if that's why but I should have my medicine tomorrow but I feel horrible and I just wanna know if physically I will be alright? Thank you so much and would appreciate a quick responce.
- I tested positive for methadone, i have never taken this drug (1 answer)
I tested positive for methadone, I have never taken this drug. My Dr said I had to have taken it because it was there and that a false positive is out of the question. Could my meds cause methadone to show up on a urine drug test
- I take klonopin and diltiazem (calcium channel blocker blood pressure medicine) and am concerned about side effects. my accupuncturist recommends the ashwagandha. anyone have any issues with this?
I take these prescription medications but have been going to an accupuncturist since 2012. I have trouble sleeping at night without my clonazepam and take naps during the day and am having trouble losing weight. She thinks that my adrenal glands may be fatigued and told me to try something called Adrenal Response which contains Sensoril Ashwagandha. When I looked up Ashwaganda it said that it could interact with the Clonazepam or Klonopin and also with High blood pressure medication. I am a little concerned. I mentioned this to her and she said they both are metabolized by the liver and it should be ok to take it, just to take it an hour or more after I take the Clonazepam. Has anyone had any issues with interactions with their prescribed meds while taking Ashwagandha? I don't want to have to monitor my blood pressure because my blood pressure medication works good for me. Any help would be appreciated because I want to try it but I am a little scared too. Thanks, Crystal
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Neuropathic pain debuted when I was 24, now I'm 50. Received diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos syndrome (EDS), joint hypermobility type, when I was 35 years old. So it can take some time to get a diagnose. And as EDS-patient I do not belong to any clinic. Orthopedics says that EDS is not orthopedic, rheumatology says that EDS is not an autoimmune disease, GPs say that EDS is too difficult, and so on. Sooner or later we all end up at Psychiatry, even if we are not depressed.
The first kind of pain I got when I was 24 came from low back, but I experienced as pelvic pain and leg pain. It was clearly a neuropathic pain, but it took years to find out. Later it was treated by a pain clinic with cortisone around the genitofemoral nerves (both sides). Since this treatment didn't result in lasting freedom from pain, the pain clinic started to give me RF (radio frequency) treatment. This made the pain disappeared after one year, and I was 80% free from it between 2002 and 2014, 12 years. The pain doctors said pain could return after 10 years.
The other kind of neuropathic pain started 2003 with intense stomach pain. During 6 months I could hardly eat nothing due to nausea and vomiting. After this 6 months, stomach pain changed to almost unbearable pain in upper back.
What happened 2003, and what all the doctors missed, was that the right lowest ribs slid up over the sternum. This rib dislocation is till there today, but now with a lot of cartilage formed around the rib where it is stuck in the lower end of the sternum. The dislocation is clearly visible on X-ray. This has greatly affected the thoracic spine. I have a scoliosis which I had not before 2003. And I still have severe pain in the thoracic spine.
It was initially treated with morphine daily, and later with Durogesic (fentanyl), but this didn't help much. 2005 I was hospitalized because I had too much pain to take care of myself and my hygiene. After some months the doctors started to give me clonazepam because the muscles along the spine was in a chronic seizures. Clonazepam helped, but I could still have a lot of pain in two vertebrae in the thoracic spine. It felt as if someone drilled into the vertebrae without anesthesia. After a few months, doctors also prescribed me methadone. Then the pain disappeared almost completely. Since 2006, I have eaten clonazepam and methadone every day, and I need to sleep in an armchair to not get more pain because of moving during sleep.
There are side effects. After 1,5 years with clonazepam and methadone I started to have panic attacks. Or rather one long panic attack which didn't stop before I got treatment with amitryptilin and pregabalin (Lyrica). These 2 medicines stopped the panic disorder completely after some hours, and the panic was then gone. Then I got side effects of these 2 medicines, amitryptilin & Lyrica, too. I gained a lot of weight (from 83 to 148 kg) and got much water (edema) in both my legs under the knees and in both feet. The feet could swallow to the double size. 2012 I stopped with amitryptilin and started to loose weight again (in Aug 2014 below 80 kg) and get less water in my legs. Today I eat as little medicines I can, but I have to take methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica every day, twice. If I try to take away one of these 3 medicines, I got pain problems at once. Lyrica is the most painful one to take away. In Sept-Dec 2013 I lowered Lyrica from 300 mg daily, to 150, then to 75 and finally 0 mg. The pain I had was extremely difficult to handle. It didn't help to take more methadone or anything else. I have checked on Internet and found that many people got pain from quitting with Lyrica. Most people start eating it again. So did I. But 2006 and 2007 it was enough to treat the pain with methadone and clonazepam, I got the Lyrica against anxiety not pain. But today I take Lyrica against pain.
Beside weight gain and leg edema, clonazepam and Lyrica significantly affect the sexual desire. And Lyrica alone makes it almost impossible to ejaculate. All four drugs together (clonazepam, methadone, amitryptiline and Lyrica), make one forget all about sex life. You don't even miss it. When I stopped with amitryptiline and lowered Lyrica (still taking clonazepam and methadone), I could suddenly easily get erections again, feel desire, but not getting orgasms. This is quite difficult to deal with.
The pain pattern is greatly affected, by pain and by the medicines. So is the mood. I get something which feels like heavy depression, especially if I take the medicines late that day. I should take a medicine like methadone 3 times a day, because the effects of the tablet lasts around 8 hours. But I take them every 12 hours, to have a low consumption in case doctors prescribe them too late (which happens, and then it's good to have a spouse going to the pharmacy buying them for you, because you have too much pain to go yourself).
Since methadone is also used for treating heroine addicts, medical staff treat you with disrespect when they see that it says "methadone" in your health record. I need to show a certificate that says that I deal with chronic neuropathic pain, that I never have had problems with drug addiction, to get normal respect.
I wanted to share this because I think I am alone in the world with these medicines in combination against neuropathic pain caused by hypermobile joints, joint dislocation and muscle spasms. After trying almost everything else, including surgery cutting nerves, methadone, clonazepam and Lyrica seems to be the only way to kill my pain. But it's a life where you always is questioned, because of the use of methadone. I can guarantee that everybody in the world should accept these medicines if they had experienced the unbearable pain I had in upper back before they started to give me clonazepam and methadone.
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