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Old 10-02-2006, 03:54 PM   #1
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Klonopin questions.............

Does Klonopin kick in fast like Xanax or does it take a while before it gets into your system like Lexapro (2-4 weeks)? I am going for an MRI tomorrow and I need something to relax me. My MD gave me Klonopin after 3 Xanax failed to work for me. I just want to make sure this RX will work for me being that this is my second attempt at this MRI thing.
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Re: Klonopin questions.............

Oh yes Klonopin is fast acting it is a benzodiazepines.Google klonopin if ya want lots of info.I took this med twice a day for two years.The very first klonopin I ever took it was maybe 10 to 15 minutes later and I felt the effects.The first pill or two I felt a tad loopy like BUT not to fear because I felt tons better!After that no more loopy.The only downfall I had with this med was some fatigue but I just got used to that and still did all my daily things.I hope it works as good for you! oh a tip for ya if you let the pill dissolve under your tongue (doesnt taste good but helps lol) it may work even faster when needed.

 
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Re: Klonopin questions.............

Yes, I feel better within 10-30 minutes. It's fast-acting, but the effects don't last very long, only a few hours or so. That's the difference between a benzo and an SSRI (like Lexapro): SSRI's take awhile to kick in, but they work continuously, thereafter.
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Re: Klonopin questions.............

Thank you both for your replys. I feel better now. I just want to get through this MRI tomorrow, and I was afraid that it was not going to kick in fast enough for me.Can I ask what dose you each took? Also is it stronger then Xanax? Thanks again
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Re: Klonopin questions.............

I took just 0.5 mg pills not sure about the xanax never took that

 
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Re: Klonopin questions.............

I don't know if Klonopin is stronger than Xanax. They're the same type of medication, so I wouldn't think so... I have two different dosages: 0.5 mg and 0.125 wafers. The 0.5 mg ones are the ones that knock me out.
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Klonopin is twice as strong as Xanax.

.5mg of Xanax=.25mg of Klonopin

 
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