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Can Clonazepam be taken instead of Librium safely?

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Posted on Mon, 9 May 2016
Question: Sir I have been now treating with dicorate 500mg twice a day
quetiapine 100mg plain and 50mg Librium. Should I take 2 mg clonazepam instead of Librium 50mg?or what should I reduce or stop quetiapine as it causes sexual discharge.May discharge.and weight gain?
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can reduce the dose of Quetiapine.

Detailed Answer:
Hello Welcome to HCM

Librium and Clonazepam belongs to same group of drugs. But 2 mg of Clonazepam is not equivalent to 50 mg of Librium. You can take 0.5-1 mg of Clonazepam if needed in place to Librium. That would not change your prescription much and you will feel better.

If Quetiapine is causing problems in sexual functions then you can reduce its doses to 50 mg and this would not cause much problems. Discuss with your doctor before making change in your prescription.

Thanks, Hope this helps you. Take care
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Can Clonazepam be taken instead of Librium safely?

Brief Answer: You can reduce the dose of Quetiapine. Detailed Answer: Hello Welcome to HCM Librium and Clonazepam belongs to same group of drugs. But 2 mg of Clonazepam is not equivalent to 50 mg of Librium. You can take 0.5-1 mg of Clonazepam if needed in place to Librium. That would not change your prescription much and you will feel better. If Quetiapine is causing problems in sexual functions then you can reduce its doses to 50 mg and this would not cause much problems. Discuss with your doctor before making change in your prescription. Thanks, Hope this helps you. Take care