Will I go through withdrawal symptoms from long-term Xanax use while i start Klonopin? Or will replacing 1 benzo with another take care of withdrawal? I was taking 1mg of Xanax 3 times daily, and just switched to 1mg Klonopin 3 times daily, and wondering if/what the withdrawal symptoms be, or will i not experience any?
Xanax and Klonopin are equivalent in strength but Klonopin is much longer acting. Xanax has a 6-12 hour half-life. Klonopin has an 18-60 hour half-life. Withdrawal symptoms should be short-lived if any.
Surprised you're being prescribed that much Klonopin. Has the Xanax stopped working? Should be no problem with respect to withdrawal as 1 mg of Klonopin is equivalent to 2 mg of Xanax. So your new prescription is equivalent to doubling your dose of Xanax. I hope you don't need that much Klonopin. If you can get by with just 1 or 2 Klonopin per day, by all means do so. Klonopin is longer acting than Xanax.
All the best and take care for now
You shouldn't have any withdrawal symptoms switching over to Klonopin from Xanax! The dosage seems to be on the high end for Klonopin since it stays in your systems longer. I would check with your doctor to see if your dosage on the new drug could be lower or not taken as often. Hopefully, your transition will work for you!
Take care & be well!
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