Questions about the drug clonazepam?
Currently I'm on 0.5 MGs of conazepam. I take half every other night, some nights I take the other half which is a full 0.5 MG. They're small yellow tablets.What does it do and how long does it stay in the system? What is a normal dosage of clonazepam? Is 0.5 a small amount?How long should you wait...
Asked by Ian Nizo 6 months ago.
Currently I'm on 0.5 MGs of conazepam. I take half every other night, some nights I take the other half which is a full 0.5 MG. They're small yellow tablets. What does it do and how long does it stay in the system? What is a normal dosage of clonazepam? Is 0.5 a small amount? How long should you wait before you can consume alcohol? Answered by Ernesto Sabado 6 months ago.
Clonazepam is best known as Klonopin (US brand name) and Rivotril (basically brand name everywhere else). Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine (benzo) FDA approved for seizure disorders and panic disorder (a type of anxiety disorder). However it is commonly used for any anxiety disorder, insomnia, for neuropathic pain, agitation, night terrors, nightmares, periodic limb movement disorder, restless legs syndrome, agitation, and as a muscle relaxant plus other random things. 0.5 mg is a very small dose. They make 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg tablets. The maximum technical dose is 20 mg/day (that is for a seizure disorder and a dose that high is almost unheard of). Aside from seizure and certain other neurological disorders 4- 6 mg is the typical maximum dose. People taking it for panic disorder might take 0.5-2 mg twice daily (sometimes three times) and I would say 1 mg is more common for most conditions. It lasts a long time, longer than most other benzodiazepines. It sounds like you are using it for sleep. If the amount you take works that is excellent. It is always best to use the smallest possible dose. Why do you only take it every other night? If you take clonazepam at night you can drink the next day, even in the evening. The dose, as I said, is small and if you have been taking it for a while and since you tend to normally just use 0.25 mg then you should be fine to drink. The technical answer is that you should probably avoid alcohol but the dose is so small and if you are able to drink responsibly and go slowly you should be fine. It is best to talk to your doctor and he might recommend a limit on alcohol or something like that. The issue with clonazepam, other benzodiazepines, and alcohol is that they act on the same neurotransmitter, GABA the brains principal inhibitory neurotransmitter. Often benzo's are, very incorrectly, called 'alcohol in pill form.' However alcohol acts on many many more neurotransmitters but benzo's like clonazepam really only act on GABA in a more powerful way than alcohol. Often people will describe benzo's as doubling or tripling the amount of alcohol drank. Meaning that three drinks might feel more like 6 or 9 in some cases. But at your dose you don't have a lot to worry about, if you took 2 mg then you would probably need to really avoid alcohol aside from an occasional drink. But since you skip taking the medication every other day you can just drink the day after you used it. So if you took it Friday night then you can drink Saturday and be fine. Plus alcohol is very rapidly eliminated so it will be gone quickly. Most of the time what people say about using benzo's and alcohol is extreme because when people do go to far there can be major consequences. But in moderation there is little to worry about but you might tell a friend you are with that you take clonazepam just so someone there knows. Answered by Sharonda Alfisi 6 months ago.
Some of these questions should be answered by a doctor. Clonazepam is prescribed for a variety of reasons, such as for help going to sleep. It is essentially a relaxant, anti-anxiety. It actually targets the same receptor in your brain that alcohol does. 0.25 is fairly low, 0.5 is usually on the lower end of dose (Typically anywhere from .5 to 2mg is prescribed) Alcohol and clonazepam is quite a combination. Since it targets the same receptor as alcohol, it essentially enhances the effects quite a bit, which is obviously very dangerous and bad for you. It can lead to some bad complications (and death) - but you'd have to be pretty out of control for that to happen. As far as "when can you drink", is fairly difficult to say. 1 day is probably ok, but you really could never be sure, and should ask your doctor. I'm also going to add that you should ALWAYS know what you're taking before you're taking it. Just ask your doctor, there is no reason why he won't tell you. In fact, he should tell you without you asking. Answered by Kristin Servantez 6 months ago.
RE: Questions about the drug clonazepam? Currently I'm on 0.5 MGs of conazepam. I take half every other night, some nights I take the other half which is a full 0.5 MG. They're small yellow tablets. What does it do and how long does it stay in the system? What is a normal dosage of clonazepam? Is 0.5 a small amount? How long... Answered by Ashleigh Gerstner 6 months ago.
Clonazepam is used alone or in combination with other medications to control certain types of seizures. It is also used to relieve panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Clonazepam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by decreasing abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Clonazepam, like all other benzodiazepines, accentuates the effects of other drugs that slow the brain's processes, such as alcohol, barbiturates, and narcotics and leads to increased sedation. Answered by Joselyn Marquard 6 months ago.
Question about Clonazepam?
I have been suffering from Insomnia for years and recently had my meds changed. My insomnia consists of me having a hard time falling asleep, but no problems staying asleep. I usually fall asleep between 4-6 am, however, when I have school I have to get up around 6:30. So a normal week for me is staying up 2...
Asked by Gita Gholston 6 months ago.
I have been suffering from Insomnia for years and recently had my meds changed. My insomnia consists of me having a hard time falling asleep, but no problems staying asleep. I usually fall asleep between 4-6 am, however, when I have school I have to get up around 6:30. So a normal week for me is staying up 2 days straight at least once a week, then a couple of days with 1-2 hours sleep, and then eventually I crash and sleep 6-10hrs. My insomnia has destroyed my social life and my school work. I am also frustrated because everyone just says that all I need to do is sleep thinking its that easy or they say that I don't try. The reason why I can't sleep is because I have an overactive mind and my body is always tense from a nerve disease. Currently (started recently) for my insomnia I am taking Clonazepam 0.5mg, Ambien 10mg (2x), and Hydroxizine 25 (2x). I am still not fallin asleep quickly on those meds (just get high), but then when I eventually fall asleep I can't get up. Even if I get 6-8 hrs sleep, I'll sleep through the alarm. The one thing that was added recently was Clonazepam, so am wondering if its the Clonazepam that makes it difficult for me to get up. Normally, even if I only sleep 1-2 hours I can still get up. I take the meds around 10,11 pm, which is another problem because if I do any studying after that I wont remember anything the next day. Also, according to two docs, I have tried every sleep medicine currently available. Thanks! Answered by Irish Goldtrap 6 months ago.
Clonazepam does NOT have the longest half-life of the benzos. It has a medium half-life, 18-50 hours. The longer lasting benzos have half-lifes of up to 200 hours. But yes, it lasts a long time and can make it difficult to get up. Ambien is not a benzo, but it works on the brain the same way and is even more addictive than clonazepam. Ambien only stays in the blood for a few hours. If you are not sleeping within 2-3 hours of taking ambien, then it is pretty much gone and won't do any good. Additionally, if you take ambien and don't fall sleep within an hour, something is not right and you need to 1) stop taking it and 2) talk to your doctor. Don't keep taking it if it isn't working. Hydroxyzine is mild, it is a feather compared to clonazepam that is a sledge hammer in comparison. Taking hydroxyzine while you take clonazepam is unlikely to do anything at all. And taking clonazepam with ambien is a bad idea because they both work on the brain the same way and cause accelerated dependency and tolerance. You might want to find a doctor that can do more than prescribe medications to you. Taking these pills will not help anything, they don't cure anything, and in the long run will just make things worse. Answered by Elenor Gwin 6 months ago.
The clonazepam stays for your procedure rather a lot longer than any of those different anti-nervousness meds. The fee of these meds are not going to be that a lot one-of-a-kind. I suppose i pay round 17.00 for 60 2mg tabs as soon as a month. I should not have insurance both but i simplest need to take my meds 1 within the AM and 1 in the PM in view that of the longer half lifetime of the drug. Answered by Kandis Dilisio 6 months ago.
I love clonazepam Answered by Annelle Cabeceira 6 months ago.
The first thing I would like to know is if you are taking in any caffeine at all, in the form of drinks such as pepsi, coke, Dr. Pepper, frappacinos, energy drinks, coffee, tea, etc. You need to look up on google 'list of foods and drinks containing caffeine.' and then STOP all things that contain it. Even medications like anacin,, Excedrin, and other headache medications contain caffine. Please google 'list of medications that contain caffeine' and don't use them. Then lastly, please google "caffeine and insomnia." Many people have dreadful problems with sleeping and don't realize it's the caffeine they are ingesting during the day. It can also start suddenly in someone who has previously slept fine and then all of a sudden they find their body cannot tolerate the caffeine the way it used to. Teens are particularly at rish for this problem due to all of the soda and energy drinks they consume. When you go off the caffeine you can expect a headache that may last for a week . This is due to withdrawal. But please get off the caffeine because it is also very bad for your nerve disease too as it stimulates your nervous system. See if this helps you . It won't be easy to get off it if this is the problem but stick with it and you will be so glad you did. There are many unusual sources of caffine also that you need to be aware of (you can google this also) to make sure it isn't 'sneaking' in somehow. Once you get off all sources of caffine you will then have to tackle reducing your meds. as they are addictive and your body is probably developing a tolerance to them. Answered by Jenny Jahde 6 months ago.
It's probably the Klonopin ( Clonazepam) it's a long acting benzodiazepine. If I were you, I would try taking the clonazepam about 4 hours before taking your other medications. This way it might wear off before morning. Answered by Kristen Falkner 6 months ago.
Clonazepam has one of the longest half lives of any benzo. You should adjust in time. There are hundreds of sedative/hypnotics. I doubt you have tried every sleep medicine. Answered by Laurel Schroedter 6 months ago.
I like clonazepam Answered by Nettie Stoor 6 months ago.
Taking 0.5 mg clonazepam?
I was prescribed 0.5 mg of clonazepam for anxiety.1 to 2 pills if needed. I usually only leave my house if I absolutely have to. Which is usually 1 to 2 times a month.And to do this i usually have to drink a few beers. It is the only way I can leave without hyperventilating. Now that I have been prescribed...
Asked by Pierre Ladas 6 months ago.
I was prescribed 0.5 mg of clonazepam for anxiety.1 to 2 pills if needed. I usually only leave my house if I absolutely have to. Which is usually 1 to 2 times a month. And to do this i usually have to drink a few beers. It is the only way I can leave without hyperventilating. Now that I have been prescribed clonazepam Im very scared to take it. I have NEVER taken any drug like this. Ive only ever taken antibiotics or Tylenol. So this is scary for me. I dont know how it will make me feel or if it will make me feel better. Or if it will make me feel worse. Will I actually be able to leave my house while taking it. Im so sick of the drinking to go out. And I would never take the med and alcohol together. How does this med make you feel. Im having anxiety about taking medicine for anxiety. If I do decide to take it(if i can ever talk myself into it) Would it be okay for me to cut the 0.5 mg pill in half and only take half of it? Im scared this may be to high of a dose since ive never taken any drug like this before. It has a divider line on the pill. Is it okay to only take half? Will I be able to leave without hyperventilating? Will it help me to stop concentrating on my breathing? How will it make me feel? Should I be scared? Thanks. Answered by Madonna Bryon 6 months ago.
Clonazepam can make you tired because it is meant to slow down your nervous system (which is by definition over-active if you have anxiety debilitating enough that you can't leave your house). Because it can make you tired, it may actually be wise to first try taking half of a pill (0.25mg) to see how you react to it. It is most definitely safe to do so. I take clonazepam for anxiety and find that just 0.125mg is sufficient for me (but I have never been so anxious that I could not leave my house). That is just 1/4 of a 0.5mg tablet. I know that if I take a whole tablet I fall asleep the second I stop moving. If I took two I would be unconcious faster than you can say the word "sleep". Clonazepam is safe to take, but do not take it more often than you absolutely need or at higher doses than are needed to be effective. If you take more than you need there is some risk of dependence. Your doctor has prescribed this medication because he/she has judged that the benefits outweigh risks. If you have been honest with your doctor about the absence of any history of addiction (including alcoholism), then your risk of dependence is low. This medication has been extremely effective for me. I cannot take it anymore due to other factors, but I trust that it will also be effective for you considering my own experiences. Good luck, and hang in there! i very much hope that you give this treatment a chance. i think that you may be pleasantly surprised. because you are nervous, just start low. Cut the pill into fourths and see how taking only a quarter affects you. If you continue to feel anxious and hour later, take another quarter. Give each increase at least 45 minutes to work and do not take more than the full mg that your doctor prescribed. Answered by Kristian Herley 6 months ago.
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Clonazepam 0.5 Mg Answered by Leigh Ulvan 6 months ago.
Clonazepam 0.5 Answered by Rhonda Gulbranson 6 months ago.
I was taking Klonopin 0.5 mg for two years. Last June 2014 the pharmacy could not get a supply. The only prescription I could take was Clonazepin 0.5. They still cannot tell me if it will be back in stock. The generic is not helping. I have trouble leaving my home and have side effects. Can you tell me if it will ever be back in stock? Answered by Reynalda Szalai 6 months ago.
I have been taking this one for about 2 months and is helping with my anxiety. I am a recording artist and its been hard dealing with anxiety but my doctor says take it regular until I am 100% again. Answered by Rocky Inhulsen 6 months ago.
It makes me calm it only takes about 20 minutes to take effect Answered by Madelyn Caraveo 6 months ago.
URGENT- I need help from medical/pharmaceutical students about taking clonazepam?
Hi,I'm a 20 girl that weighs 69.4 kg. Yesterday I took .125 mg of clonazepam (it was my first time taking any medication). Immediately after I felt drowsy and felt a funny, uncomfortable sensation in my head which lasted for 5 hours (I did not feel better but felt light headed and just really...
Asked by Kirk Pinkard 6 months ago.
Hi, I'm a 20 girl that weighs 69.4 kg. Yesterday I took .125 mg of clonazepam (it was my first time taking any medication). Immediately after I felt drowsy and felt a funny, uncomfortable sensation in my head which lasted for 5 hours (I did not feel better but felt light headed and just really "funny"). However, after 5 hours I suddenly felt really good: I felt anxiety free, clear headed, normal and negative thoughts didn't impact me at all and I was able to control my anger. Does anyone know what happened? Why did it take 5 hours for the clonazepam to work? Is it possible the effect of it was wearing off and my brain reacted positively? Please help me; I'm going through a really awful time :( Answered by Joya Marken 6 months ago.
You will have to taper off any benzodiazepine. Otherwise you are going to have withdrawal signs and it could be damaging. Sertraline/Zoloft 25 mgm po day-to-day as a minimum 5 days after which go up 25 mgm every five days until you reach one hundred fifty -200 mgm day-to-day is the study founded cure for PTSD. Zoloft is the treatment for PTSD no longer bezodiazepines. Benzos are for anxiety and are addictive. The can restrict the processing of reminiscences after a trauma (acute stress sickness) and genuinely make contributions to the development of PTSD. I propose you see a psychiatrist about this. I am a complicated apply RN with a distinctiveness in grownup mental health. I have an MSN and a Ph.D. And work on this discipline. Answered by Sammie Coopage 6 months ago.
Likelihood of seizures during clonazepam withdrawal?
If I was on klonopin for about 5 months at a 2mg dosage per day, but have never had a seizure, what is the likelihood that I could have one when dealing with withdrawal symptoms? One of the most prominent symptoms I've been experiencing is twitching all over my body, mostly in my face. It's usually...
Asked by Delana Lovero 6 months ago.
If I was on klonopin for about 5 months at a 2mg dosage per day, but have never had a seizure, what is the likelihood that I could have one when dealing with withdrawal symptoms? One of the most prominent symptoms I've been experiencing is twitching all over my body, mostly in my face. It's usually accompanied with a great deal of anxiety and sort of an onrush of a de-realized sensation. I feel like I'm being thrown forward at great speed or something. Thanks. Answered by Lia Montes 6 months ago.
Clonazepam is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It affects chemicals in your brain that may become unbalanced and cause seizures or symptoms of panic disorder.Clonazepam is used to control certain types of seizures in the treatment of epilepsy and for the treatment of panic disorders. You may have seizures or withdrawal symptoms when you stop using clonazepam.I know exactly what you're feeling and going through. I had the same withdrawal experience. Anyway, I was having all the same symptoms as you, including profuse sweating, tremors, and serious confusion. I was so confused, I couldn't do the most daily tasks. From everything you've said, it think you should definitely proceed with your doctor who is the specialist - but proceed with cautious optimism.You may have to wean down slower since you've been on it for several months.Good luck and just take your time. Don't let the doctor's rush you. They have no idea how severe the withdrawal pain is.So, I think knows what he''s doing. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your doctor and do your own research online. Take care as always! Answered by Shelley Condell 6 months ago.
I have been on klonopin for the past 5 years at 2mg per night to enable me to have a good sleep. I tried a few times to wean it off as I feel still in a drowsy state every morning. The longest I had gone without it is 1 week but I did not experience any seizures at all. I went back to taking the klonopin because my bad insomnia came back. I am now still on it at 2mg every night. Hope that helps. Depwill Answered by Eduardo Welte 6 months ago.
It is complicated coming off any benzo, chiefly clonazepam. My health care professional simply steadily reduced my dose type 3mg an afternoon to 2mg, theen 1mg, then1/2mg, and now I am off. This occurred ofer a interval of 6 months, due to the fact that I have been taking them for 10 years. It appears like withdrawal to me, and I consider for you. Before effectively being taken off this remedy, I ran out whilst I needed to transfer medical professionals due to the fact that I moved, so I realize what the ones withdrawals are like. They are hell, however they are going to go. Valerian pills will support, melatonin, or one among my favorites to chill out evidently is L-tryptophane, and also you get that during well being meals shops. Also, check out consuming anything prime in carbohydrates whilst you begin feeling antsy - sure, I realize that is a foul consuming dependancy, but it surely is helping for the period of withdrawals. After you get via them, which takes approximately two-three weeks, you'll be able to ease up at the carbs. Answered by Brigette Rhule 6 months ago.
Just prescribed clonazepam?
now i take it for my anxiety,panic attacks etc... now are they like xanax,valium etc... i need to know because those other two kinda got me cool down,like a high feeling i dont want that
Asked by Bradley Ferrebee 6 months ago.
Klonopin is the trade name for clonazepam, like Valium is for diazepam. Even though they are used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders they can have very different effects. Some of it (the 'high') could be dose related as well. If you don't like how it makes you feel tell your doctor. Sometimes starting at a very small dose and building up to a normal dose can reduce unwanted effects as well. Klonopin may give a feeling like that of Xanax and Valium. It is generally stronger than Valium in that doses are lower and it affects you for a longer time period; Valium happens to work faster... It also may not give you the same high feeling. Different people can react differently. It should lower your inhibitions and anxiety, but it may also make you drowsy even if other benzodiazepines did not. In some people, the opposite happens and they can become very active and appear agitated. Clonazepam also can cause memory problems, but that is usually dose-dependent. So starting at 2mg may make you forget some things you did while you were under the effect of the drug; it also may just ease your anxiety. Some people prefer Klonopin, others, Valium, Ativan, Xanax... There are also other classes or types of anti-anxiety medicines that work in different ways. If you don't do well on the benzodiazepines your doctor should have a few more options. Answered by Casey Cerrello 6 months ago.
Ask lestermount Answered by Terrence Tremel 6 months ago.
They are all in the same drug category: benzodiazepines. Use them wisely. Only when you really need them because they can be very addictive and hard to withdraw from. Much luck. Answered by Alden Harvill 6 months ago.
They are all benzodiaphenes which reduce anxiety Answered by Shaina Daignault 6 months ago.
they are all chemical cousins. Answered by Rea Priewe 6 months ago.
Why do i get really depressed when my clonazepam is wearing off?
i feel a massive depression of severe sadness and it lasts like 2 hours then it goes. is this normal when the clonazepam (clonopin) is wearing off ?
Asked by Janette Holubar 6 months ago.
Clonazepam (Klonopin) is one the two benzodiazepines which are considered to be High Potency Benzodiazepines (HPB). Alprazolam (Xanax) is the other one. I have taken Clonazepam before. However in my case I was always on an antidepressant. The feelings I had when I tapered off of clonazepam was what is called hypomania. If the practice of psychiatry then would have been as it is now I would have been spared a lot of suffering. In your case Clonazepam is not only acting as an anxiolytic but also as a medicine that is now known to actually "dull" patients, in many cases severely so. So of course you are telling yourself why then do I feel worse when I get off Clonazepam? If you had mentioned why you were taking Clonazepam, I would have definitely pinpointed the reason for why you feel the way you do. Neverthless, an attempt find an explanation is not so difficult. You must have experienced symptoms of anxiety, which you reported to a psychiatrist. After Xanax unfortunately became labelled as the " most addictive", "dangerous" benzodiazepine, the worst has happened, which is "when a patient complains of anxiety, prescribe Clonazepam." The upshot of all this is that, a patient instead of being evaluated for a possibility of suffering from a Bipolar Disorder is randomly prescribed something that will continue to conceal this disease. Am I saying that you suffer from this problem? No, but your symptoms clearly point to a "depressive episode" (you have to decide how bad it is in terms of the magnitude). This is not to scare you but to caution you that psychiatrists are moving away from diagnosing patients as having "pure" Major Depressive Disorder, or a so called "pure" anxiety disorder. This the correct thing to do. I hope that I am wrong but my feeling is that your condition has not been correctly diagnosed. Your feeling are not so much because of Clonazepam, but possibly because of feelings of depression, if not Bipolar Disorder. Please do not ignore your feelings, they are real not imagined. Do something about this. Take care. Answered by Esta Cardenos 6 months ago.
How much stronger is alprazolam than clonazepam?
Asked by Analisa Swanigan 6 months ago.
Clonazepam is stronger by about 1-2 times that of alprazolam. This doesn't mean that the effects produced will be stronger. It just means that you would require less Clonazepam to produce the same level of effect as with Alprazolam. But it's difficult to compare these 2 drugs with each other because in addition to GABA, they both affect Serotonin levels too, but too different extents. Usually when looking at the potency of these sort of drugs, their dosages are compared with 10mg of Diazepam (the Gold standard in this class of drugs). It would take about 0.5-1mg of Alprazolam (some sources give it as 0.5mg and some as 1mg. I believe 1mg is closer to the mark) to be equivalent to 10mg of Diazepam. With Clonazepam, it takes only 0.5mg. Hope this helps. Answered by Tamra Leis 6 months ago.
Obviously it depends on the dosage, but I think Xanax is a little stronger (alprazalam). I don't think either are that strong though Answered by Doug Reitsma 6 months ago.
When should I take Clonazepam?
Okay so this morning I took half of a .5 mg tablet, and then took the other half around 2:00. I feel like I could use another one now, but I'm only prescribed for 1/2 to 1 tablet daily. Would it be bad if I took another one now and then talked to my doctor about it at my next appt?
Asked by Sacha Sheesley 6 months ago.
Hi. I'm going to answer your question and then give you my opinion on taking clonazepam (brand name: Klonopin). I feel that I know what I'm talking about because (a) I've been taking clonazepam for fifteen years and (b) I've taken many, many psychoactive drugs for my mean case of manic-depressive illness. Clonazepam's half-life is 12 to 20 hours. The pills come in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg strengths. For a patient who is new to clonazepam, the prescribed dose is usually 1 to 1.5 mg daily (or two to three 0.5 mg tablets). Thus, your impulse to take another *half* of a 0.5 mg tablet is totally normal. Psychotropic drugs are drugs you and your prescriber have to experiment with to determine what the right approach is for you. Clonazepam is not like a steroid cream for a skin irritation where "Apply twice a day for ten days" is the instruction for all patients. Some people are going to need more, some are going to need less...and some are going to need more more quickly, while others will need to raise the amounts they take more slowly. This is a way of saying that you should always ask your doctor how much room you have to "experiment" with your dose. With the benzodiazepine tranquilizers, of which clonazepam is one, there's a pretty wide variation in starting dose. Take that extra bit and call your doctor when you can. Now for my opinion. Klonopin and its relatives, alprazolam (Xanax) and lorazepam (Ativan)--all part of the benzodiazepine family--work *extremely well* for anxiety . . . in the short to medium term. For a two-week period where you're just going out of your gourd because you're on a wretched business trip or someone in your family just died, the benzos (as they're known) are great. They can even be good for three to four months in some cases--say you're the victim of a crime and it's really taking you a while to overcome the stress. But benzodiazepines are much more habit-forming than they were once thought to be. A two-week course *easily* turns into a three-month course, because, in part, when you stop, not only does the old anxiety come back, but it comes back with extra force ("rebound anxiety"). My psychiatrist took the view that, hey, clonazepam works, and who cared if I took the drug even forever--the benzos are a safe drug class and it wouldn't hurt if I were on a low dose of clonazepam for the rest of my life. Accordingly, I've been taking four milligrams of Klonopin for six years now. Recently I decided I didn't like that. I don't like being chained to a chemical, and I don't like that if I get into a situation where I can't get the chemical--if my airplane crashes in the Andes, say, or if I'm arrested and go to jail--I'll go into severe withdrawal and could even have seizures! (Note well--this is only the case if you have become habituated to clonazepam, and you only become habituated to it after two to three months of continuous use.) So my advice is two-part. In the short term, use it aggressively! Don't pussyfoot around--take the amount that works. You were prescribed it for your anxiety, so use the clonazepam to crush that anxiety into dust. You need that. The other part is to continue monitoring your real need for clonazepam. Has the situation changed? Has the horrible roommate moved out? Are you recovering from your bereavement? Is the business trip over? If so, be equally aggressive in tapering off the clonazepam. Being a benzo junkie is like wearing a serious ball and chain. Above all, don't worry about your Klonopin use! You don't need anything else to worry about! Answered by Verlene Schank 6 months ago.
Taking Clonazepam Answered by Hannelore Sebree 6 months ago.
the clonazepam stays in your system a lot longer than any of these other anti-anxiety meds. the price of these meds are not going to be that much different. i think i pay around 17.00 for 60 2mg tabs once a month. i don't have insurance either but i only have to take my meds 1 in the AM and 1 in the PM because of the longer half life of the drug. Answered by Georgetta Nesin 6 months ago.
I take Clonazepam and I take it three times a day. I take 0.5 mgs, so it does not make me tired. I depends on many mgs it is if it will make you tired or not. You can't also go by the side effects on the bottle. Answered by Kecia Houtz 6 months ago.
you could try taking the clonazepam at bedtime but i think the anti-anxiety effect would be stronger if you take it in the morning but do not drive or operate dangerous machinery while on it. Answered by Gertrud Lehmer 6 months ago.