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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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What symptoms to expect from klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawals after taking for a year?

What symptoms to expect from klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawals after taking for a year?

Minimal : Klonopin (clonazepam) is one of the drugs that has relatively minimal side effects when tapering/discontinuing use. Depending on the dose you were taking and individual reaction - symptoms are usually mild and transient. Best bet is a stepwise titration over 1-2 weeks to ensure the best result. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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What medications do u recommend for clonazepam withdrawal?..Im taking 1mg per day, recently down to .75 mg ..Thx

What medications do u recommend for clonazepam withdrawal?..Im taking 1mg per day, recently down to .75 mg ..Thx

A ways to go, yet: You have a slow and gradual way to go. Your physician, who knows you and your condition best, is the best one to develop a taper schedule with you. Compounding pharmacies may be needed to prepare certain dosing increments. Klonopin (clonazepam) is quite potent, and even small reductions can result in symptoms. Hopefully your basic anxiety is under good control with non-pharmaceutical methods. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does anyone know the symptoms of benzo (clonazepam) withdrawal and can you get symptoms even before you start to taper off?

Numerous: If someone is dependent on benzos, then they can experience side effects before tapering off if their body has become used to the dose. Withdrawals symptoms include anxiety, tremors, heart palpitations, sweaty, seizures, and even death. Benzo withdrawal is very serious and it is important to taper off benzos under close medical supervision. ...Read more

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Klonopin (clonazepam) withdrawal causing restless legs?

Could be: Klonopin (clonazepam) and other benzodiazepines are occasionally used for restless leg syndrome (rls), so that upon withdrawal, symptoms would be expected to return. Unless RLS was present prior to Klonopin (clonazepam) use, appearance of RLS for the first time would not be expected upon medication withdrawal, if withdrawal was not abrupt. ...Read more

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Will i experience withdrawal from clonazepam?

Will i experience withdrawal from clonazepam?

Generally not: Unless you are on high doses and stop cold turkey. Clonazepam has long acting metabolites which is somewhat of a safe guard against withdral sx. Nevertheless I have had patients go thru withdrawl or modified sx. Therefore never go off of any medication unsupervised by a knowledgeable [who knows the medications in question] physician. There are no guarenties in medicine! better to be safe ...Read more

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Would going from 3mg of klonopin (clonazepam) to 2mg cause withdrawal symtoms.....is that to big of a switch?

It could be slower: Clonazepam is a long 1/2 life agent, so w/drwal sx's from 3 to 2mg a day are not likely . However if taken for long time, is always advisable to taper as slow as possible to guarantee succes. ...Read more

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Can klonopin (clonazepam) help with vicodin withdrawals?

No: both are dependence producing, they are in different families and do not help withdrawal of each other. there are seperate routines for managing withdrawal from each family. ...Read more

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Can you say if it could klonopin (clonazepam) help with vicodin withdrawals?

Can you say if it could klonopin (clonazepam) help with vicodin withdrawals?

No: Clonidine may, but Klonopin (clonazepam) will not. Please see an addiction specialist who can help you throu this. Suboxone by slow tapering is my method of choice for getting people off narcotics. ...Read more

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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


Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Flumazenil (Definition)

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