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Can my primary care doctor help me stop taking klonopin

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Can my primary care doctor help me stop taking klonopin
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 11 months ago.

Hello

Yes.

Most doctors will set up a taper.

Withdrawal symptoms can be managed, usually by slowing the taper.

Sometimes a medication called clonidine is used to help with symptms, it is a blood pressure medicine originally.

You need to talk to your doctor and see if he/she is experienced.

If not, a referral to an addiction medicine specialist is optimal.

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