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Re: klonopin/ativan

Posted by Christ_empowered on September 7, 2013, at 1:01:02

In reply to klonopin/ativan, posted by joef on September 6, 2013, at 23:09:28

Klonopin takes longer to kick in. When I took it (2 doses, about 8-12 hours apart), it would kinda kick in after 20mins and then completely after 1 hour. Made PRN impossible.

Ativan kicks in fast and doesn't last as long. I think daylong sedation requires 3 or 4 doses vs 2 for Klonopin. Its also high potency, but I think not quite as a high potency as Klonopin is.

Klonopin is apparently notorious for causing or worsening depression. That said, I read that all BZDs can cause depression. You can get anxiety in-between doses on any benzo, but since Ativan doesn't last as long, its probably more of an issue.

I've read that shorter acting benzos, over the long haul, sometimes result in more dosage increases. I don't know if that's true or not...seems like plenty of people have to ramp up Klonopin, too.

Good luck!




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