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Is clonazepam 2 mg once daily as good as 1 mg twice daily

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Is clonazepam 2 mg once daily as good as 1 mg twice daily for anxiety?
Submitted: 8 years ago via Patientsville.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.


A divided doses regime is as good as it can maintain the blood levels and can be done instead of the single dose.

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Dr. Arun

Customer: replied 8 years ago.

I am currently on 2 mg of clonazepam once daily, and would actually like to have the dose increased to 4 mg twice daily. Alternatively, the current 2 mg could be divided in 2 doses (1 mg in the morning and 1 mg in the night). Would that do the same, you think? What would you recommend? Are the blood levels stable with a once daily dosing?

Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 8 years ago.
lt;p>Hello,</p><p> </p><p>It is better to take it in two divided doses than the single dose as with divided doses blood levels are more stable. These are the usual recommendations. The 1 mg twice a day dose is good enough usually.</p><p> </p><p>It is pleasure and privilege assisting you.</p><p> </p><p>I hope this was helpful to you. If it was, please remember to ACCEPT the answer so I can get compensated for my work. if you have any more questions, please feel free to ask. I am truly privileged to help you, and I want to make sure that you are satisfied with the answer. Good luck!</p><p> </p><p>Dr. Arun</p>
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