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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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I ran out of Klonopin (clonazepam) two days ago. I experienced withdrawal symptoms. This morning I took .5 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam). How long will it take for the withdrawal symptoms to stop?

I ran out of Klonopin (clonazepam) two days ago.  I experienced withdrawal symptoms.  This morning I took .5 mg of Klonopin (clonazepam).  How long will it take for the withdrawal symptoms to stop?

Depends: Depends on the dosage and how much you have been taking and how long you have been taking them . Onset on Kloopin is usually up to 2 hours and can last 12 hours. Chances are you are going to need more medication to prevent withdrawal. Speak with your doctor and work out a game plan. ...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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What are the withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam ?

What are the withdrawal symptoms of clonazepam ?

Various...: Nausea, vomiting, agitation, sweating, and the most dangerous seizures which could potentially happen if you abruptly stop medication. ...Read more

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What are withdrawal symptoms of Clonazepam? Or where can I find a list Dr? Thank you!

Library: Go to any Library or to a Hospital's Library and ask for Merck Manual. Look in the index under anti-anxiety medications ...Read more

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Have been off clonazepam for 4+ days. Should i still be concerned about withdrawal symptoms?

Highly unlikely: This would be unusual. Better to avoid Clonazepam if possible. And you already did it for four days. Congratulations! less medications less side effects. ...Read more

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I take 1/2 a clonazepam in morning and at night 0.5 mg pill will I develop a tolerance where it won't work and will I get withdrawal symptoms?

I take 1/2 a clonazepam in morning and at night 0.5 mg pill will I develop a tolerance where it won't work and will I get withdrawal symptoms?

Clonazepam Tolerance: I appreciate your concern. Clonazepam is in the class of drugs called benzodiazepines, similar to valium, Ativan, Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) etc. Tolerance is more of a risk at much higher doses and with those drugs that are short acting like Xanax (alprazolam). At the clonazepam dose you are taking, you should be fine as long as you follow your doctor's instructions and don't increase the dose on your own. Do not drink alcohol. ...Read more

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Could I feel withdrawal symptoms from tapering to .25mg from .5mg of clonazepam?

Could I feel withdrawal symptoms from tapering to .25mg from .5mg of clonazepam?

Yes: Klonopin (clonazepam) or any of the benzodiazapine medications suppress your nerves. They have an effect on the GABA transmitter in your brain. When you back off the dose your body becomes more excited. Try to stick with it, these symptoms will improve. ...Read more

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I was prescribed clonazepam.5mg once daily for a month?Is this long enough to develop withdrawal symptoms and dependency?

No: This is a small dose for a short time. It would be unusual for you to show signs of withdrawal and unusual to have become dependent. All the best. ...Read more

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When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m

When do the all the lexapro 10mg withdrawal symptoms stop I've been taking it for about 4 years and quit cold turkey 5days ago? I take clonazepam 0.5m

Hopefully Soon: In general it is not a good idea to stop medicines like Lexapro cold turkey especially after you been on it for several years. Usually you're supposed to taper yourself off of it. That is to say you gradually decrease the dose until you stop. I would recommend you ask your doctor or pharmacist about this. ...Read more

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My doctor cut me off cold turkey from my daily Clonazepam Prescription, I am experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms due to this,. What can I do?

First things first: First, call the doctor that prescribed the medication and let them know this, they might agree to offer a plan to taper you off. If you are truly having severe withdrawal symptoms, visit an ER. ...Read more

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What is it like to suffer from withdrawal symptoms?

Withdrawal: Sense of discomfort with other physical symptoms depending on the substance u r withdrawing from. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...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