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A 24-year-old male asked:

i started klonopin (clonazepam) on 1 mg 2x daily 5 months ago. i am now on 1 mg bedtime. decided with my doctor to stop klonopin (clonazepam). what is a proper taper schedule?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Klonopin (clonazepam) taper: Working with your doctor, you could try decreasing by .25mg every couple of weeks. Sometimes withdrawal symptoms are experienced if decreasing more than 10% a week, but you and your doctor could start from the .25mg decrease and monitor your progress carefully. Good luck.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

Im on prescription Klonopin (clonazepam) 1 mg for 3 times daily. My doctor dOes not know how to wean me off of this. Could you please help me wean off of this?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Klonopin (clonazepam): is a long acting benzodiazepine. I usually try to get people on a twice a day schedule and take away 1/2 a mg every two weeks. The idea is to minimize risk of withdrawal anxiety and seizures. Do your titration under a physician's supervision. Best of luck with this.
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A 28-year-old male asked:

Am on prescription for Klonopin (clonazepam) 1 mg for 3 times daily. My doctor does not know how to wean me off of this medication. Help me wean off of this please?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 22 years experience
Titrate slowly: The best way is a slow titration schedule. Try lowering one dose slightly. After a while lower another dose slightly and so on.

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