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I have been taking clonanzepam 1.5mg per day for the last six months and would like to know how to withdraw safely from this drug. Can you help me?

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Clonanzepam 1.5mg per day for last 6 months

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Also take DOK twice a day, Ranitidine 150mg twice a day, Omeprazole 20mg once per day, Simvastatin 20mg once per day, Citalopram 40mg once per day, and Levothyroxine 0.100MG once per day. I am a 76 year old woman. I would like to come off the Clonanzepam. Thanks

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Doctor: Dr. David, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

how old are you?

are you male or female

do you have bad anxiety symptoms?

if you have bad anxiety symptoms, your anxiety may get worse if you start to taper down on your clonazepam.

6 months is a long time.

that means you are better with a very long slow taper schedule.

something like taking away 0.25mg per day every 2-3 weeks.

that will take 12 to 18 weeks to slowly taper down.

let me know if you have questions.

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