Is it ok to split a 2 mg Klonopin into 4ths to take my dose of .5 mg?
Question posted by Anonymous on 23 Dec 2010
Last updated on 5 February 2011
Christine is kinda right, Klonopin comes in a wide variety of doses, and 0.5mg is one of them. Nonetheless, splitting the pill into quarters really shouldn't be too much of a problem either, as the drug has such a long half life, it sort of creates a constant stream of the med where any subtle variations in dose shouldn't really matter much. If you do split the pills up into quarters, remember that those pills are very soft, and can chip easily, so only split what you are going to use, and don't split a whole bunch as they'll sort of erode in the bottle, leaving a pile of powder at the end.
A medication like Xanax would be totally different, it has a very precise length of time that it lasts, and splitting those pills could be a bad idea.. unless you're getting the bar, where it's suppose to be cracked off in quarters.
I guess all in all, splitting quarters is for the most part never a great idea unless the med is intended for that purpose, but for a short time it doesn't hurt. Good luck, and hope that this is some help to you!
With this type of drug, less is almost always the preferred route. However, as Christine mentioned, you should always "take as prescribed". If you want to take 1/4 of a klonopin i dont see why it would be an issue. I was precribed .5 mg and was told to start with half, i was even given a pill cutting tool to make the doses accurate, which i think is th main concern. Talk with an actual doctor as i am not one. Just watch our with the benzos, again less is more. I was taking restoril once a day for less than a week and stopped. It took me about 3-4 days for the mild dependency/withdrawal symtoms to go away, and even now i still feel kinda out-of-whack. Good luck.
The tablets should be swallowed whole. If your having problems with the dose being too high, please talk with your doctor. Klonopin also come in a disintegrating wafer form. I provided a link regarding the dose administration for Klonopin. Be safe and have a nice holiday!
- Klonopin uses and safety info
- Klonopin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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