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Re: Pdoc took me off Klonopine cold turkey. Worried chemist cubbybear

Posted by chemist on May 2, 2004, at 1:15:52

In reply to Re: Pdoc took me off Klonopine cold turkey. Worried chemist, posted by cubbybear on May 2, 2004, at 1:12:23

> >> chemist here...2 mg hs is not insignificant. nor is it appropriate therapy for insomnia. you need a gradual taper, as with any bezo or derivitave...for insomnia, my prefereence is zolpidem (ambien in the US). you can taper of klonopin over a 3-4 week period while titrating ambien.....
> I'd say that 3-4 weeks is nowhere near enough for a decrease from 2 mg. If you decrease at the rate of .25 mg./week (and even that might be too fast for some people), it would take a minimum of 8 weeks to complete the taper.

thank you for insight and advice....given the cumulative date that suggest that klonopin at the 2 mg qd level is way short of valium/xanax/ativan, i believe your estimate for tapering is more accurate than mine....thank you, and i stand corrected, all the best, chemist




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