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I am on 1mg of klonopin (clonazepam) at bedtime and 1/2 of one during the day as needed for anxiety already cut dose in half stil tired is there another med I can?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
8 doctors agree

In brief: Less sedating option

1. You could take a lower dose.
Clonazepam comes in 0.5 mg tablets. 2. There are less sedating tranquilizers, e.g., lorazepam, alprazolam. 3. There are less sedating non-tranquilizers that help anxiety, e.g., buspirone, ssri antidepressants. 4. There are non-medication treatments for anxiety, e.g., psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, exercise, etc.

In brief: Less sedating option

1. You could take a lower dose.
Clonazepam comes in 0.5 mg tablets. 2. There are less sedating tranquilizers, e.g., lorazepam, alprazolam. 3. There are less sedating non-tranquilizers that help anxiety, e.g., buspirone, ssri antidepressants. 4. There are non-medication treatments for anxiety, e.g., psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, exercise, etc.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Change meds

Klonopin (clonazepam) stays in your system for a long time and can cause sedation.
I would suggest talking to your doctor about changing medication.

In brief: Change meds

Klonopin (clonazepam) stays in your system for a long time and can cause sedation.
I would suggest talking to your doctor about changing medication.
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
Dr. Jeffrey Weyeneth
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lower still.

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a great medication to prevent anxiety.
The best news I have for you is that you may need a much smaller dose.

In brief: Lower still.

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a great medication to prevent anxiety.
The best news I have for you is that you may need a much smaller dose.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lower dose

There is a 0.5mg tablet that you can break in half.
But if you have chronic anxiety you should consider an ssri to stop the periods of anxiety or panic.

In brief: Lower dose

There is a 0.5mg tablet that you can break in half.
But if you have chronic anxiety you should consider an ssri to stop the periods of anxiety or panic.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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