According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, a person can die from an overdose of Klonopin, also known generically as clonazepam. Other serious side effects of Klonopin overdose include confusion, impaired coordination and coma.Continue Reading
NAMI states that people who take Klonopin should not drink alcohol or use illegal drugs. The interactions between Klonopin and other substances lead to increases in the adverse effects of Klonopin and decreases in its beneficial effects. The combination of Klonopin and alcohol puts users at an increased risk for accidental overdose.
Overdoses of the drug are reversible with the use of a medicine known as flumazenil, according to NAMI. Only doctors can decide if treatment with flumazenil is necessary before they administer it.Learn more about Medications & Vitamins
Klonopin has a half-life of 18 to 50 hours, according to Drugs.com. This means that the Klonopin level in the body reduces by half every 18 to 50 hours after the last dose. This, however, is impacted by a few factors such as the metabolic rate of the user.Full Answer >
Klonopin slows the electrical responses in the brain to relieve anxiety and reduce seizures, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine. This decrease in stimulation produces a sedative effect, among other effects.Full Answer >
During an insulin overdose, a person is likely to experience anxiety, confusion, extreme hunger, trembling hands, sweating and fatigue, according to WebMD. These are symptoms of hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, which results from an insulin overdose.Full Answer >
When a person takes more than the recommended dose of diphenhydramine-containing medicine, an overdose has occurred, reports HealthCentral. Since diphenhydramine is present in several medications with different purposes, the recommended dose varies from product to product. Recommended dosage also varies based on age.Full Answer >