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Please explain who has experience with klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety?

Please explain who has experience with klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety?

Psychiatrists.: It is wise to seek help from a specialist, such as a psychiatrist, however internists and family practitioners are good choices as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Clonazepam (Definition)

Klonopin (clonazepam) belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. They are also referred to as sedative-hypnotics & anxiolytics. These medications are used for a variety of indications to include anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm, seizure, & alcohol withdrawal. All benzodiazepines including Clonazepam are potentially habit forming. Alcohol should be ...Read more


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I was prescribed klonopin (clonazepam). 0.5MG daily for anxiety. Can this drug be taken in a as needed basis and discontinued suddenly?

Take as prescribed: Drugs should be taken exactly as prescribed by your physician. Generally, Klonopin (clonazepam) is prescribed as a daily medication rather than taken on an as needed basis since it does not start working immediately (can take up to 30 minutes or longer). Any discontinuation of a medication, especially one taken daily, should be discussed with the prescribing physician first. Better options exist for prn use ...Read more

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What is the max daily dose of klonopin (clonazepam) can I take on a need basis when my anxiety gets acute. I normally take 0.75 regularly.

Depends: Depending on your health history, 4 mg per day is the maximum dose. You should discuss this with the physician prescribing the medication as he/she will better understand you medical condition. ...Read more

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Have taken 1.5 mg in total today of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety, still feeling anxious, is it ok to maybe take .5 more now for going to bed???

Have taken 1.5 mg in total today of klonopin (clonazepam) for anxiety, still feeling anxious, is it ok to maybe take .5 more now for going to bed???

Doubtful: Taking more of the recommended prescribed dosage can be unsafe, as the medicine was probably not prescribed in that dosage. Taking too much of a medicine like this can lead to unwanted side effects and possibly an overdose. The best advice is to talk to your doctor first. If your doctor is not available I would see an emergency room doctor for evaluation and possible alternative medicines. ...Read more

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Been taking klonopin (clonazepam) for a while at night for anxiety. Lately I have been having more anxiety after it takes effect. What's that about?

Been taking klonopin (clonazepam) for a while at night for anxiety. Lately I have been having more anxiety after it takes effect. What's that about?

Tolerance?: You could be having tolerance to Clonazepam (Klonopin), taking more to achieve desired effects. Related to this is the pharmacodynamics and kinetics of benzodiazepines (similar to alcohol) in that as your body metabolizes the drug it increases agitation which can result in seizures (in extreme cases). Consider alternative treatments for anxiety including other medication options and psychotherapy. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Klonopin (Definition)

Klonopin is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug) and a blood pressure drug which is a ...Read more