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My 100 mg Seroquel not working for my insomnia tonight. Some nights it's like I have take. A sugar pill. Is it ok to increase dose or add a klonopin? Thank u
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Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago
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Hello again. It is definitely okay to add Klonopin and/or to increase the dose of Seroquel as long as your doctor allows for this. The only interaction between these two medications are going to be increased drowsiness, dizziness, and overall sedation which is what you want.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Which would work faster?
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

Seroquel usually starts to be effective within 30-45 minutes and Klonopin is effective within 30-90 minutes, so on average Seroquel would work faster.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I've already taken a .25 of klonopin 45 min ago? Can I try the larger dose of Seroquel or should I just increase the klonopin?
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

Klonopin is considered stronger than Seroquel, so the choice is up to what you and your doctor allow. Ethically I cannot tell you what medication to take or not take as that is a choice between you and your doctor.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you. I'm just wanting some sleep with no luck as usual. Thanks Dr Z for your help.
Mental Health Professional: Dr. Z, Psychologist replied 2 years ago

I understand. It is very difficult and these medications only treat the symptoms, not the core causes of your insomnia. I would recommend that you enter into a Sleep Study and/or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you better understand the core issues surrounding your insomnia. Both Seroquel and Klonopin are relatively safe so you can try to mix/combine the medications in the mean time. Good luck and sleep well :)

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