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Advice? Would Xanax (alprazolam) be a short term solution for klonopin withdrawals?

Advice? Would Xanax (alprazolam) be a short term solution for klonopin withdrawals?

It would be worse: The treatment of withdrawal syndromes is with drugs that are longer acting than the drug from which you are withdrawing. Klonopin should be gradually tapered over several months in people who are on appreciable doses for a long time. Xanax (alprazolam) is short-acting, will relieve the symptoms but produce more dependency than the Klonopin did. Anticonvulsant meds (depakote. Neurontin) can help. ...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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Could Buspar (buspirone) help with klonopin withdrawal?

Could Buspar (buspirone) help with klonopin withdrawal?

No.: Buspar (buspirone) and Klonopin are from two different classes of drugs. Buspar (buspirone) is not a benzodiazepine and does not cause tolerance or withdrawal. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine and does cause tolerance and withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal from Klonopin like increased anxiety, tremor, seizures, and possible death if severe would not be helped by buspar (buspirone). If taper off of Klonopin needed, use like medication. ...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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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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Been on clonazepam for 3 years today my dr changed it to ativan (lorazepam) 6 mg i was on 2mg klonopin will i withdrawal or what? Thinks iit will help better

Been on clonazepam for 3 years today my dr changed it to ativan (lorazepam) 6 mg i was on 2mg klonopin will i withdrawal or  what?  Thinks iit will help better

Lorazepam 1 mg = : 0.25 md clonazepam. Therefore, 2 mg of Klonopin would equal 8 mg of lorazepam. Additionally, Klonopin will leave your system much more slowly than lorazepam, so the overlap may help initially and you could actually find yourself over sedated since the Klonopin will hang around for about 50-300 hours whereas the Lorazepam will hang around 40-hrs to 5 days. Overall you will likely feel some withdrawal. Best wishes. ...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