Hi! I'll be glad to be of help with this issue.
I can imagine how confusing and worrisome this situation must be for you. First, let me say that you are doing this the right way: with supervision and monitoring by your psychiatrist. That's important and very wise on your part.
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. That's a class of anxiety/panic drugs that is prone to side effects. It is because of the side effects that sometimes occur that makes it important to taper off the medication in the first place. Otherwise, there would be no problem with just stopping to take the medication all at once. However, because of the possible side effects of doing this, patients should slowly taper off benzodiazepines like Klonopin.
So, with this in mind, we can now address your situation where you forgot the first .5 mg dosage of the day. What to do in that situation?
The best thing is to not try to make it up when you take your second dosage. Why not?
Because you will be taking a larger dosage of the medication now in the second period. And that defeats the purpose of tapering off the Klonopin, which is to slowly reduce the amount of the medication in your system. Therefore, if you forgot that first .5 mg dosage and you did not have any adverse reactions (very desirable, and I'm so glad this was the case), then just continue with the dosage you had scheduled for that second time. Don't make up the missed dosage.
Okay, I wish you the very best!
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Thank you so much. I would juset like to know if when I start tapering off the second session, do I take the .5 with the taper..Am i now tapered of 1mg or whatever, I just don't know the amount that's tapered and how much I have to go, and once I've finished the next three weeks of tapering can I stay on the 1mg for relaxation or will that put the clonozepam back in my stste,. Thank you..