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I have an acquaintance who has been taking klonopin .5mg 3x

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I have an acquaintance who has been taking klonopin .5mg 3x daily for a number of years. Is there a route to a low cost substitute. How should she be weaned off klonopin?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.

Drugdad :

Hi, let me help you with this.

Drugdad :

Klonopin have a generic which is cheap compare to other drugs. If you have a prescription, you can get it filled at Walmart pharmacy.

Drugdad :

As for how to wean off of c

Drugdad :

Clonazepam

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Because of duration of use, your friend is better off working a doctor to gradually reduce the dose

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If you have additional question, feel free to ask

Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

 


what is the name of the generic and what do you think it costs at Walmart?


Regarding reducing the dose, is it possible for you to cite a typical schedule? I'm afraid my friend has a tendency to reduce her medication due to lack of money. I'm trying to understand how much risk she is taking. She doesn't have a doctor supervising, again because of the cost.

Expert:  Drugdad replied 1 year ago.

The price should be minimal for the generic clonazepam.

The weaning depends on the individual but some doctors will the dose every two weeks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

It turns out, she doesn't react well to the generic. I'm back to the question of the cheapest way for her to obtain Klonopin. Thanks.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

The woman I am trying to help apparently has been taking Klonopin .5mg 3x daily for many years. She says she can't take the generic because "it makes her cry."


Her partner of 20 years committed suicide. She effectively has nothing. I and my church have been trying to help her dig out of this hole. We've made progress on housing and job, but don't have any solution to the expense of klonopin. She has a doctor's Rx for this med.


Can you give me any guidance?

Expert:  Dr. Rick, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes. You can help her to obtain her klonopin in a number of ways.

I believe klonopin is available for $4 for 30 day supply at walmart. With the Rx in hand she will be able to get her medication right away.

You can help her find a local county medical clinic that will see her and give her a Rx on a sliding scale basis based on what she can pay, or even for free, if needed.

Also, if she contacts the patient advocate at the local hospital that person can help your friend to sign up for medical assistance and government help as needed.

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