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I want to taper and get off Clonazepam. I take 1 mmg 3 times

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I want to taper and get off Clonazepam . I take 1 mmg 3 times a day. what is the best way to do it
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

The best way to do it is to get a pill cutter and reduce by one quarter of a pill every week until you stop completely.

Start by reducing the morning dose by one quarter and then the afternoon dose and then the evening dose at the very end.

The pill also comes in a 0.5 mg strength as well, which would be very helpful when weaning off.

So here is what I would do:

3/4 in the morning and one pill during the day and one in the evening for the first week.

Then 3/4 +3/4+1

Then 3/4 +3/4 +3/4

Then 1/2 (or 0.5mg pill) + 3/4 +3/4

Then 1/2 + 1/2+ 3/4

and so on

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