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When switching from lorazepam to klonopin how should i wait

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when switching from lorazepam to klonopin how long should i wait between taking the next dose to avoid interactions
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pharmacy
Expert:  drphophalia replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

The half life of Lorazepam is 14 hours in adults. So you may keep a gap of minimum 24 hours between both the medications. Ideal would be 36-48 hours.

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Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi I'm Dr. Bridget...I have a different opinion to offer: You will not want to wait until Lorazepam is completely out of your system before starting Klonopin. Waiting for Lorazepam to leave your system could cause withdrawal symptoms, especially if you have been on it for more than a few weeks. I would recommend starting the Klonopin 8-12 hours after your last dose of Lorazepam.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! Just checking in to see how things are going with the Klonopin. Have you started it yet?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
did not like the way it made me feel will be switching back to the lorazapam. Is it the same time length as before to wait.
Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for your reply. Sorry the Klonopin did not work out for you. Yes, wait about 12 hours after your last dose of Klonopin to start the Lorazepam.

Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! Hopefully things are back to normal for you since you restarted Lorazepam.

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Expert:  Dr. Bridget replied 1 year ago.

Hi! Hopefully things are back to normal for you since you restarted Lorazepam.

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