My doctor gave me a prescription for Calazpam because I was having some panic attacks, anxiety attacks to close spaces and I have nee having some issue's sleeping well when I looked at the bottle it said to take 2 in the morning and 3 in the evening. Is this ok to take. I would hate to over dose. My hubby says if that is what the doctor gave me then he should know what he is doing. The dosage is 0.5. any help would be great
20 Aug 2011
Yes, it is ok to take BUT I would double check with the pharmacy to make sure the directions are correct. They'll have the prescription on file. The following explains how clonazepam is usually prescribed:
Initial dose: 0.25 mg bid.
Maintenance dose: An increase to the target dose for most patients of 1 mg/day may be made after 3 days.
The dose may be increased in increments of 0.125 to 0.25 mg bid every 3 days until panic disorder is controlled or until side effects make further increases undesired. To reduce the inconvenience of somnolence, administration of one dose at bedtime may be desirable.
Maximum Dose: 4 mg/day
So the doctor is starting you on a fairly high dose. It will make you sleepy. You may find that you can get along with less than the 2.5 mgs a day. I would double check with the doctor to be honest.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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