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Getting off clonazepam?

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Getting off clonazepam?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr_Anderson replied 5 years ago.
Dr_Anderson : Greetings, and thank you for your question. I'm having some connection delays, so I'll convert this to a Q&A. We can talk easier that way. Typically, when I taper someone off of a benzodiazepine like Klonopin, and they have been on it for a long time, I go very slowly (weeks to months instead of days). You have been on 2 mg for several years, so I would probably go down to 1.5 mg daily for 2-4 weeks before moving down further. If you have withdrawal symptoms, it may be necessary to either taper to 1.75 mg instead or go more slowly with the taper. Withdrawal symptoms to look for can include tremors, jitters, sleep problems, increased or rebound anxiety, irritability, and fatigue.
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