Posted by RobertDavid on March 2, 2006, at 16:45:08
In reply to Re: Klonopin How Long before it works right?, posted by DanielJ on March 2, 2006, at 9:36:49
> I am putting this question in because my son was
> given Klonopin 2 years ago and it made him sleep
> and seemed addicting. The Zoloft he is taking now
> is effective but has ugly side effect for him. Is
> it possible he didn't take Klonopin long enough to
> realize the benefits of this medication? I think he was on it for a month.
Dosing is critical with benzo's like klonopin. If you don't take enough, it won't be effective. If you take to much, you'll have increased side effects such as sedation.
As I recall it took me a few weeks to feel it realling kicking in/working. I think most would agree that you need to start low and slowly increase to lessen the sedative side effects (which do diminish somewhat in time).
I take 2mgs of klonopin at night for generalized social anxiety. It seems the normal range I see in treating anxiety disorters is 1 to 4 mgs a day. Some take it all at night, particlarly when you take higher doses, some take most 75% at night and some split doses. I think it's just something that's trial and error to see what works.
As far as it's addictive properties (which I don't think is an accurate term), you just don't stop taking it cold turkey, you wean off it slowly.
Anyway, I hope that's of some help to you.