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Clonazepam and Vicodin

My brother just had stomach surgery and was prescribed Vicodin for post-op pain.  Over the last year he was prescribed clonazepam for an anxiety disorder.  Can he safely take both of these drugs during his recovery and if so, in what doses?  Thanks for much!
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HI there!

The short answer, is yes, they can be taken together, but your brother will have to ask about the specifics. He needs to make sure that ALL of the docs seeing him know each and every med he takes, from Rx meds to OTC meds, to vitamins.  As long as his surgeon was made aware of what all he was taking, then he should be fine.  If he isn't sure of how he should be taking the meds, he can always call his Pharmacist.

Usually, Klonopin is dosed regularly, 1-2 times a day.  Pain meds like Vicodin will almost always be Rx'ed "as needed", meaning he would only take them when the pain becomes more severe.  Unless his doc states otherwise, he wouldn't change his Klonopin schedule.  

A typical dosing schedule for a pain med would be 1 tablet every 4 hours as needed for pain.  That doesn't mean he automatically takes the Vicodin every 4 hours...it means, when his pain level is increasing, he should assess whether or not he needs the pain pill, if he does, he takes it.  With the example I gave above, he shouldn't be taking more than 6 Vicodin total in a 24 hour period.

Again, these kinds of questions are best handled by the pt's own doctor or pharmacist.  He should have received detailed post operative instructions after his surgery.  He may want to review that as well.

Good luck to your brother, hope he recovers quickly!
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