A member asked:

Have 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) take as needed for anxiety. rarely take, having hard times, if i take 3-4 days a week, will i have withdrawal symptoms on off days?

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Dr. Glenn Burns answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

The GABA receptors that are effected by clonazepam (Klonipin) take about two weeks to change enough to induce dependence and your sporadic use gives you a "holiday" between doses. However, do not use more than prescribed. Benzodiazepine (type of med Klonipin belong to) can have potentially life threatening withdrawal. Try to stick with twice a day and taper when you stop using it.

Answered Oct 9, 2015



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