I’ve been taking 2 1/2 mg twice daily for almost a year now of clonazepam and this is the second time my doctor has prescribe me with an amount that doesn’t cover me until my next appointment and I have zero refills. Is the possibly of me having a seizure really that high? As long as I stay calm would I be ok to just stop taking this completely? I can’t take the stress of running out of this stupid medication anymore... and I’m really tired of going to my psychiatrist and explaining to him that he wrote me a script that didn’t last long enough! Please help.
If you're worried about withdrawals why not do a tapered dose until you see your Dr again?
By taper I'm suggesting skipping the 1/2 for a few days then take 1 & 1/2 tabs and so on.
A slow taper... idk how many pills you have left. If dropping a half is too much drop a quarter.
I've taken two 0.5mg tabs for more than 20 years. I take them both at 7pm. I've run out early a few times after particularly stressful life events.
I've never felt anything like withdrawal whatsoever but everyone's different.
I'm not a medical professional.
I am curious as to your Dr's motive for lowering the amount of medication without any discussion with you. That seems odd. Have you asked him why? I would!! Could be he made a mistake and wrote the wrong number of pills on the script.
No human being is perfect. Not even doctors. Haha. Good luck!!!
If you are on the new "Actavis" clonazepam that was changed by Teva when they bought the Actavis company, they lowered the dose by at least half per pill and changed the time it stays in your system from 12 hours to 5 hours. If you can access someone who can count (assay) the dose of medicine in Teva's new Actavis, it would compel your doctor to increase your dose. I am going through horrible withdrawal (which I never had in 25 years on Klonopin) since Teva changed the recipe of Actavis's clonazepam. If Teva (Actavis) did change the dose per pill with out reporting it on the label, that is a criminal offense. If you can find this out it will help a lot of suffering victims of the pharmaceutical industry like me.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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