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I have been taking 1mg of Klonopin every evening for 5

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I have been taking 1mg of Klonopin every evening for 5 months. I would now like to stop taking the drug due to the cause of my anxiety is no longer living in the area. How should I stop taking this drug?
Bill :

Hello- Thank you for asking the question. I have over 30 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families & am happy to reply.

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I am happy to help you with this.


Thanks. I look forward to your help.

Bill :

Klonopin has a rather long half life meaning that it stays in your body for up to 50 hours after a dose- this means that you have to wean off slowly even though 1 mg is a small dose.

You should wean off by cutting the pill in half and then in half again.

Reduce to .75 mg for 1 week

.50 for 1 week

.25 for 1 week and the off..........

the 4th week you can go every other day if needed until off.....

Therefore, this will take 3-4 weeks and all should be fine.

2:56 PM

Kindest regards, Bill

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This will take 3-4 weeks and you should be fine.

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If you have any other questions I am happy to help- please type now.

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Thanks, Bill

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