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Can Clonidine be taken with Clonazepam?

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Mental Health
Question: To all psychiatrists out there is clonidine a good drug to be mixed with clonazepam ? I currently take 0.1 mg of clonidine , 30 mg of paxil and 1 mg of clonazepam the porpuse why I was prescribed clonidine was upon the promise that my high BP would go lower if I took this drug and it would be a substitute for clonazepam. Here some facts about me I'm not a drinker or a smoker neither am I a drug user I weigh around 215 pounds and I'm 22 I eat very healthy , no red meat or caffeine I do everything to live a long and less troublesome life. I used to have a good BP 120/80 now my bp is always at either 140/90 or 160/90 at its best 130/80. Dear psychiatrist I also have a slow heart rate sometimes my heart rate will be at 45. I've been subjected to a battery of tests ECOs and EKGs and stress tests even a 24 hour heart monitor was put on me and everything was okay. what could be the underlying cause for this ongoing problem ?
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

Yes, clonidine is perfectly safe to mix with clonazepam. It works both to treat anxiety AND to treat high blood pressure. Regarding your low heart rate, this is called asymptomatic bradycardia, and some people are just born with it -- as long as you are not having symptoms such as randomly passing out, this is normal and safe.

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