Hello. This is Dr. Love and I will be glad to address your question about adjustment of Klonopin dosing.
First, you should not increase your dose of Klonopin until your doctor advises you to do so. In fact, as a controlled substance, if you were to take the drug at a dose higher than recommended by your doctor and run out early, your doctor may not refill the medicine and may discharge you from the practice.
The dosing recommendations for Klonopin say that the typical dose adjustment should be done in increments of 0.25 - 0.5 mg per day and incremental adjustments occurring after at least three days. So, it is usually not recommended to change from 0.5 mg four times per day to 1.0 mg four times per day, which would be an increase of 2 mg total per day to 4 mg total per day.
The reason for this recommendation is that a more rapid increase in doses is associated with a much greater risk of side effects.
In someone with more severe symptoms, a doctor may decide to use a more rapid increase in dose than is stated in the dosing recommendations, but that would be a judgement of the doctor.
If I can provide any clarification, please let me know.