I have been on 1mg of Clonazapam for about 6 years for restless legs, I have come to the decision that it's causing other problems, so I've decided to wean off. Dr says cut back to 1/2 for 3 days, then stop. All I've read says taper slowly. Any advise?
Tapering slowly as you can manage is definitely the best way to wean off clonazepam. After being on it for 6 years, cutting half in just 3 days and then stopping altogether is dangerous (Not to mention hell to go through). I have tapered .5mg before and even that can be reduced by half- the withdrawal can last up to 3 weeks for me. The first 3-7 days it is still in your system and the brain and body need time to get used to the change, so please go slowly and follow the advice you've read. Some GP's do not understand that Clonazepam cannot be cut so drastically and it can be dangerous to stop so quickly- within 4 days! Hope this helps.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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