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Old 02-23-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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klonopin

can anyone tell me how to taper off of klonopin. I take 2 mg a day. i take 1mg at nite, then .5 at 8 am, then the other .5 at 4 pm.
i have been on these for one month now. my doc also tells me to take 1/2 xanax if needed. i try not to do that. i just want off all this stuff. please tell me the safest way to taper off my klonopin so i can be free from it all.
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Old 02-23-2010, 11:01 PM   #2
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Re: klonopin

I wasnt aware there was withdrawal associated with Klonopin. Cant you just stop?? When I was a kid they had me on Zoloft and Klonopin. I hated how they made me act, pretty much like I didnt care about anything, so I just stopped. Never took any of that stuff again.

I wasnt on it for very long, and I have no idea what the dosage was...so I guess Im not much help huh??

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Old 02-24-2010, 02:36 PM   #3
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Re: klonopin

You have to taper all benzodiazepines to avoid withdrawal and seizures.

 
Old 02-24-2010, 11:14 PM   #4
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You have to taper all benzodiazepines to avoid withdrawal and seizures.
Wow, you should definitely consult your doctor.

 
Old 02-25-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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Re: klonopin

would you know how to much to taper off and how long before next tapering. like could i taper of 1/4 each week? or is that too fast. i have been on 2 mg a day for a month.

 
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Re: klonopin

I'm not sure how to taper benzos, all I know is I didn't taper from taking 1 mg of xanax daily for a month and three days later I had two grand mal seizures. I think Klonopin has a longer half life and the withdrawals aren't supposed to be as bad as xanax, I could be wrong though. I know for suboxone, another drug I have to taper off, the general rule is to taper about 10% every few days or a week. That's a totally different drug though. Can you get in touch with your doctor that prescribed the Klonopin or were you taking them recreationally? can you call your pdoc? I don't wanna tell you a taper schedule, as I have no experience tapering benzos. I think I have a low seizure threshold though, so if you didn't taper, you'd probably be okay but you should, just to make it more comfortable/minimize risk. Good luck!

 
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Re: klonopin

Hey there!

I take Klonopin on an AS NEEDED basis only but I have heard that to taper a BENZO (any kind) should be done slowly.

What you have going for you though is that you have only been on it for a month. I would personally but I am no expert I would start cutting down on your nightly dose by .5 mg a night for a couple of weeks.... or until you feel stable at that dose... That sort of thing.

Now, the best advice I can give you is to call your Dr. and have them give you a taper plan. I would hate for anything to happen to you on account of my advice.

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