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Doctor insights on: Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms

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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 should I do to ease withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam (klonopin)?

Klonopin (clonazepam): Very slow tapering over several weeks, to be discussed with your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Have 1mg klonopin (clonazepam) take as needed for anxiety. Rarely take, having hard times, if I take 3-4 days a week, will I have withdrawal symptoms on off days?

Probably not: The GABA receptors that are effected by clonazepam (Klonipin) take about two weeks to change enough to induce dependence and your sporadic use gives you a "holiday" between doses. However, do not use more than prescribed. Benzodiazepine (type of med Klonipin belong to) can have potentially life threatening withdrawal. Try to stick with twice a day and taper when you stop using it. ...Read more

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I have been off of Klonopin (clonazepam) for six weeks. The withdrawal symptoms have been intense. Is there anything over-the-counter that would ease these symptoms?

No..see your Doc: You will need to see your doctor for evaluation of your withdrawal symptoms so he can offer medical treatment. If your symptoms are really severe, you may need to be evaluated in the emergency room. ...Read more

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Does taking a total of 1.75 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) over a two week period will create withdrawal symptoms?

Highly unlikely: it usually takes at least 0.5 mg per day for several weeks to produce even the most minimal of withdrawal symptoms (very mild anxiety and perhaps insomnia). Most people who get significant withdrawal are taking at least two to three times that amount. People who abuse the drug (or in unusually high prescribed doses) may be on as much as 10 mg per day, at which levels withdrawal can be severe. ...Read more

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Have been taking about .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 4 months for anxiety. Will withdrawal symptoms be severe if I quit cold turkey?

Have been taking about .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 4 months for anxiety.  Will withdrawal symptoms be severe if I quit cold turkey?

Check with your doct: Stopping .5 Klonopin (clonazepam) if only once daily should not cause problem. Anxiety may increase if no other treatment. Discuss with treating physician ...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. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more