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How long do benzodiazepine withdrawals last? Tapered down off of klonopin and took Xanax (alprazolam) as needed after (usually .5 mg every 3 days); its been rough

How long do benzodiazepine withdrawals last? Tapered down off of klonopin and took Xanax (alprazolam) 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 (clonazepam) 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

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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Can you tell me is 3 mg klonopin (clonazepam) (benzodiazepine) a high dose?

Can you tell me is 3 mg klonopin (clonazepam) (benzodiazepine) a high dose?

At one time, yes: The average starting dose of Klonopin (clonazepam) 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

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Is there any reason a urine tox (taken @ 12pm today)could show negative for benzodiazepines after having taken a .5mg klonopin (clonazepam) @ 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 (alprazolam) and klonopin). There are test kits that will reliably detect Klonopin and xanax (alprazolam), 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

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1mg klonopin makes me feel down at times. Is Xanax (alprazolam) XR or diazepam a better long acting benzo? I've tried Xanax (alprazolam) 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

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How do you taper a paradoxical benzodiazepine (clonazepam) ?

Best w/ Dr's help: It's best to work w/ the Dr (they're responsible!) but if you can't, go slow and careful! Drop dose by .5 mg per week at the fastest. If you are'nt comfortable, give it 2 wks for each drop. The risk of seizure is serious, so be careful to recognize even small odd feelings and see a Dr quickly if needed. It's good to get off safely and learn now for future. Always ask about end game up front! ...Read more

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Does benzodiazepines like klonopine ever make you feel tired?

Does benzodiazepines like klonopine ever make you feel tired?

Yes, absolutely: Klonopin (clonazepam) 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 (clonazepam) 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

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What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

What benzodiazepine is stronger: klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan (lorazepam)?

They differ: Klonopin (clonazepam) is longer acting but takes just slightly longer to start working. Ativan works quicker but clears from your system quicker then Klonopin (clonazepam) although it can stay in your system for a while. ...Read more

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Why should we use combination of alprazolam and clonazepam instead of just one? can we always combine 2 types of benzodiazepine?

Why should we use combination of alprazolam and clonazepam instead of just one? can we always combine 2 types of benzodiazepine?

See ans: One benzodiazepine is preferred. Benzodiazepines can be addicting and need close medical supervision. If you are taking two benzodiazepines, discuss with prescribing doctor to review reason. Best regards. ...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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Long Acting Benzodiazepine (Definition)

Long-acting benzodiazepines are a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more