I like my bacardi limon and cokes... and honestly.. I'll have sometimes 6 in a night... after having taken an Ativan (which is like Klonopin) 5 hours prior.
The thing I make sure of is that I'm waiting a long time after I take the Ativan where I start drinking. I certainly don't drink and drive, but if I have just taken an Ativan and I have just TWO drinks I'm out for the night and have to sleep.
If you take your Klonopin in the morning... and have 6 beers over 6 hours, I doubt it will do anything at all.
I take an Ativan, 5 hours later I start drinking.. and I'll have 6 drinks in 4 hours... 6 HARD liquor drinks mind you...
DO NOT drink and drive on benzos mixed with alcohol and if you can, make sure to continue taking the Klonopin in the morning. I would also talk to your doc about
how long Klonopin can last? Ativan typically wears off after 5-6 hours of taking it.
Xanax wears off after 2-3 hours.
My understanding is that Klonopin lasts a bit longer... I'm just not sure how much longer.
The only thing I would say is that your tolerance to alcohol might be a lot less if you drink and take Klonopin...
My sister drinks on her Lexapro and Klonopin (usually 7 hours after she takes her pills) and is fine.. she gets a bit tipsy after like 4 glasses of wine haha
That's just my opinion... HOWEVER... I'm not a doctor... so you might want to talk to your doc or call the local pharmacist and ask how long klonopin stays in your system and ask how it mixes with alcohol.
Walgreens (if you have one) will be able to tell you such information or just call the number to your pharmacy on the pill bottle to ask.
Hope this helps.
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Post Edited (Twiggygal) : 12/24/2006 4:49:28 AM (GMT-7)