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Klonopin Withdrawal Symptoms
Yesterday my psychiatric nurse practitioner took me off Klonopin abruptly and replaced it with Buspar (buspirone). Now I am experiencing Klonopin withdrawal symptoms. What should I do?
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
How long do withdrawal symptoms last after taking klonopin (clonazepam) for 2 wks, cut down to .25mg from .5 for 6 days now doing .25 every other day for a wk?
If I have been taking klonopin (clonazepam) as a prn but recently have been taking .5 every night for two months....Will i experience withdrawal symptoms when stop?
Possibly: Discuss a proper tapering plan with your psychiatrist. ...Read more
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
On a dr. Recommended klonopin (clonazepam) taper. If experience withdrawal symptoms, decrease taper? Slow the taper? Push thru it? Original dose .5mg x 2 daily
Klonopin (clonazepam) taper: Hi ken, if the taper becomes too uncomfortable usually slowing the pace is helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
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?
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
Have been taking about .5 mg Klonopin (clonazepam) daily for 4 months for anxiety. Will withdrawal symptoms be severe if I quit cold turkey?
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