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Old 11-15-2007, 08:08 PM   #1
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I was recently started on a regimen of twice daily 0.5mg clonazepam (Klonopin) and once daily 25mg sertraline (Zoloft) for generalized anxiety/panic disorder.

Would having 1 or 2 beers at a party be a major cause of concern?

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Old 11-15-2007, 10:13 PM   #2
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Re: Klonopin/Zoloft/Alcohol?

You will get drunk quicker, and with less alcohol. If it normally takes 4 beers to get you drunk, it will now take about 2. I would suggest that you try drinking a beer a couple days before the party to see how you react with it, since it could cause you to get a panic attack. Other then that, you should be fine...just DON'T DRIVE.
25mg of Zoloft daily is 1/4 the dosage most adults are on, so you shouldn't be affected as much as other on 100mg-->200mg. I wouldn't do any binge drinking since excessive alcohol and Zoloft can cause serious breathing difficulties.

Old 11-21-2007, 10:36 AM   #3
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Re: Klonopin/Zoloft/Alcohol?

Klonopin with alcohol actually reduces the effect of the alcohol. However, I've never taken Zoloft on a regular basis (tried it made me feel mentally "retarded") with alcohol.

Old 11-21-2007, 12:14 PM   #4
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Re: Klonopin/Zoloft/Alcohol?

It is not wise to drink while taking klonopin. If driving it is very dangerous. If you are not driving alcohol will intensify. 1 drink is like 2. and so on. Be very careful.

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