North Canton, OH
A 37-year-old female 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?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Probably not: 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.
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Last updated Oct 9, 2015
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