How difficult is it to get off of the medication if I am taking 2mg per day for 2 years now?
Klonopin (clonazepam) is a prescription medication used to treat panic disorder and certain types of seizures. It is part of a group of medications called benzodiazepines. All benzodiazepines are controlled substances, which means they have the potential to be abused and may cause addiction or dependence. Addiction, or "dependence," is when a person feels like he or she needs to continue to take a medicine, even when no medical need is present.
Klonopin addiction is more likely to occur if the medicine has been taken daily for a long period of time or in high doses. It is also more likely to occur in people with a history of alcohol or drug addiction. Because Klonopin is a controlled substance, there are special rules regarding the prescribing and dispensing of the medication. These rules are in place to help prevent Klonopin abuse and addiction.
Although withdrawal from Klonopin can be problematic, it is rarely life-threatening. Therefore, someone who is thinking about stopping Klonopin therapy or who is experiencing a withdrawal from Klonopin should speak with a physician or seek medical treatment.
All it requires perhaps is to be tolerant, patient & above should have the 'will power' to stop using Klonopin, wish you all the best, take care & above all be safe!
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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