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Cut down klonapin from 1 mg to .5. Feel shaky. How long will this last?

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I just cut my klonapin from 1 mg to .5 mg and feal real shaky and quesy, how long will this last?
Posted Tue, 12 Nov 2013 in Smoking and Alcohol Addiction
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 21 minutes later
Brief Answer:
10-15 days

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for choosing health care magic for posting your query.

I have gone through your question in detail and I can understand what you are going through.

Klonopin 1 mg is not a big dose. And generally it doesnt cause withdrawal symptoms. However if it is troubling you then you will have to reduce it step wise. Like you have to move to 0.75 mg followed by 0.5 mg and then to 2.5 mg and then stop it over a period of few weeks.
The shakiness that you are experiencing generally lasts for 10-15 days.
During that period take plenty of water and rest.

Further you should consider starting yourself on some antidepressant as well if you have anxiety disorder.

Hope I am able to answer your concerns.

If you have any further query, I would be glad to help you.

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Wish you good health,

Kind regards

Dr. Srikanth Reddy M.D.
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Follow-up: Cut down klonapin from 1 mg to .5. Feel shaky. How long will this last? 5 minutes later
You need to edit your paste, you keep saying 2.5 when you mean .25
Answered by Dr. Srikanth Reddy 1 hour later
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Sorry for the typographical error.
I meant to say 0.25 mg.
Clonazepam has a very long half life and hence withdrawal symptoms take a longer time.
Thats why it may take more than 10 days to reduce the withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Srikanth Reddy MD
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