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Klonopin Long Acting Benzodiazepine
How long do benzodiazepine withdrawals last? Tapered down off of klonopin and took Xanax as needed after (usually .5 mg every 3 days); its been rough
May take a while...: There can be both physical as well as psychological dependence. If your life is harried and you have taken a lot of klonopin for some time. it may take longer. The need for treatment may be evident and hope you have been seeing your doctor. Would get further advice on treatment from your doctor or psychiatrist. Best wisehs ...Read more
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
At one time, yes: The average starting dose of Klonopin is 0.5 mg two or three times a day, and in some people who are sensitive to the effects, as little as 0.25 mg as needed. However, a dose of 1 mg three times daily is quite common. It is generally not recommended to exceed 6 mg per day, so 3 mg a day is a moderate dose. If it is stopped, it must be gradually tapered or serious withdrawal may occur-seizures. ...Read more
Is there any reason a urine tox (taken @ 12pm today)could show negative for benzodiazepines after having taken a .5mg klonopin @ approx 3pm yesterday?
Many reasons: Depends on several factors - what test are they using? Tests for benzodiazepines usually detect oxazepam, which is a primary metabolite of most of them (the ones where it isn't - xanax and klonopin). There are test kits that will reliably detect Klonopin and xanax, but these are not always used. In addition, if you drink a lot of water, you may dilute your urine down to a negative level. ...Read more
What besides klonopin is longer acting than Ativan? My ativan doesn't last long but works well otherwise. I want something Longer but hated klonopin
1mg klonopin makes me feel down at times. Is Xanax XR or diazepam a better long acting benzo? I've tried Xanax before & never felt like this. Switch?
Talk to your dr : You may to switch meds, add one or drop one. Your psychiatrist can decide what to do based on your history. Are you exercising, eating regularly and drinking enough water. ...Read more
I tested positive for benzodiazepine march 6th 2014, after taking 4 kolopin 1mg february 14 2014, why is this still showing up in my urine?
Very long half-life: Klonopin has a very long elimination half-life: 18-60 hours. It takes 5 of these half-lives to effectively eliminate the Klonopin from your system (supposing you're not still taking it). So depending on your metabolism this could take 12-14 days. If you're still taking a few of the pills, this would also register positive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, absolutely: Klonopin and its other benzodiazepine relatives all can be fatiguing and sedating, along with their anti-anxiety properties. Results depend on dosage and timing when taking them. Klonopin is also more potent and longer acting than certain others -- meaning it stays in your system longer. That can make you feel tired also. If using alcohol or other sedating meds, effect will be worse. ...Read more
Possible that gf's 2mg clonazepam dosage for sleep could be having her feeling less anxious during day, or placebo? Already understands risks of benzodiazepines for sleep, so please avoid such warnings
Not placebo: Clonazepam has a long half life, so it would certainly still be present during the daytime with all it's properties . Since it is a very potent anxiolytic, it may be calming anxiety in the daytime also. Sorry you don't like our warnings -- they are there for your benefit. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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