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is klonopin (clonazepam) more potient than valium, 4 myclonic seizures?

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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
One or other: I have usually started with klonopin, (clonazepam) but resistance may develop or excessive saliva develop. A change to valium may help to recover effect and decrease saliva. Sedation may be a side effect of either, but my experience is that valium is better tolerated over long term.
Answered on Aug 9, 2012
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
30 years experience Psychiatry
Klonopin (clonazepam) more potent: If potency is defined as effect per mg. More importantly, Klonopin (clonazepam) has longer duration of action, which is generally means better coverage for seizure control.
Answered on Jun 22, 2017
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