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How do I wean off klonopine?

Klonopin (clonazepam) tapering: It depends how long you have been on klonopin (clonazepam).To wean off Klonopin (clonazepam) you need to gradually reduce the dose and then stop. ...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


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Weaning off of klonopin (clonazepam) was on for 6 months. At 0.5mgbid, now on 0.125mg daily. 8 pills left- will i be ok with stopping at this dose-i don't want more?

Weaning off of klonopin (clonazepam) was on for 6 months. At 0.5mgbid, now on 0.125mg daily. 8 pills left- will i be ok with stopping at this dose-i don't want more?

Yes: Yes, you should be; the dose you indicated is very negligible. Don' be afraid to stop. On the other hand, if you are experiencing anxiety you may benefit from psychologist's intervention. You may consider cbt - cognitive-behavioral therapy that often times effective and help to avoid use of medications. ...Read more

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Decided with my doc to wean off klonopin (clonazepam) after 5 months use. 1 mg at night. How do I do .75 mg? Do i take a .5 mg tablet then break another in half

Congratulations: I am very happy to hear you being honest and doing your best to get off of this addicting medication. But, health tap is not treatment and i would advise you to be very cautious about getting medical care on the internet. We do not treat or diagnose patients on this simple app. Please follow the advice of the doctor you are working with in person. ...Read more

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Off klonopin and welbutrin last week weaning clonazepam for one month now from 3mg per day to .25 mg having severe ticks and twiches is this dangero?

Off klonopin and welbutrin last week weaning clonazepam for one month now from 3mg per day to .25 mg  having severe ticks and twiches is this dangero?

Can be!: Klonipin is clonazepam, so your exact schedule isn't clear. But most important: changes like this need to be carefully supervised by a psychiatrist. He or she will be able to guide the process. There can be withdrawal effects, especially from benzodiazepines like k(c). And, yes, they can be dangerous. Speak to your md right away. ...Read more

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Im on prescription Klonopin (clonazepam) 1 mg for 3 times daily. My doctor dOes not know how to wean me off of this. Could you please help me wean off of this?

Im on prescription Klonopin (clonazepam) 1 mg for 3 times daily. My doctor dOes not know how to wean me off of this. Could you please help me wean off of this?

Klonopin (clonazepam): is a long acting benzodiazepine. I usually try to get people on a twice a day schedule and take away 1/2 a mg every two weeks. The idea is to minimize risk of withdrawal anxiety and seizures. Do your titration under a physician's supervision. Best of luck with this. ...Read more

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Started 1mg bedtime of klonopin (clonazepam) and decided with doc to wean off every 2 weeks .25 mg. Down to .25 and have headache and face tingling. Will go away?

Started 1mg bedtime of klonopin (clonazepam) and decided with doc to wean off every 2 weeks .25 mg. Down to .25 and have headache and face tingling. Will go away?

Benzo taper down: Coming off a benzodiazepine like Klonopin (clonazepam) can cause withdrawal symptoms even when t is done slowly. It may take a couple of days to get over those but i advise that you let your provider know about this so he/she may let you know what is the next step. If symptoms get worse i would recommend you to go to the ed for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

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Am on prescription for Klonopin (clonazepam) 1 mg for 3 times daily. My doctor does not know how to wean me off of this medication. Help me wean off of this please?

Titrate slowly: The best way is a slow titration schedule. Try lowering one dose slightly. After a while lower another dose slightly and so on. ...Read more