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A 43-year-old member asked:

what do you suggest if i have been on 2-3 mgs of klonopin (clonazepam) for over 10 years. down to 2 mgs. now trying .50 and .50. lots of headaches. any thoughts?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Taper too fast: Detox from Klonopin (clonazepam) depends on why it was taken in the first place. If taken for an anxiety disorder, a replacement eg SSRI helps and I reduce gradually (0.25mg per week) to prevent relapse. I would recommend reduction of 10-25% of dose per week otherwise. Some detoxes are much faster but that is unpleasant.

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What does klonopin (clonazepam) do?

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How long should it take to get 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) out of your system?

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A 44-year-old female asked:

How long do you wait to take klonopin (clonazepam) after a glass of wine?

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Depends on amount: Typically one should not mix alcohol and meds like klonopin, (clonazepam) both are central nervous system depressants and can combine to create an even greater degree of sedation and may slow your breathing. If a single glass of wine and a small dose of klonopin, (clonazepam) it is prob ok to take it within several hours of the wine. Klonopin (clonazepam) will be in your body for up to 1.5 days, but much of the effect passes in hours.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

After drinking one glass of wine almost 3 hours ago, when can I take my klonopin (clonazepam)?

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Dr. Christopher Bojrab
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Depends on amount: Typically one should not mix alcohol and meds like klonopin, (clonazepam) both are central nervous system depressants and can combine to create an even greater degree of sedation and may slow your breathing. If a single glass of wine and a small dose of klonopin, (clonazepam) it is prob ok to take it within several hours of the wine. Klonopin (clonazepam) will be in your body for up to 1.5 days, but much of the effect passes in hours.

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