my mother is in a rehab clinic, and recently started taking Klonipen. Her speech has been slurred, and seems to be drowsy on occasion? Is this normal? (She is 84) Thanks Nervous nerves
She is probably not metabolizing it as quickly as a younger person. What she needs is a nurse who can recognize these symptoms and not give it to her when she has them. Either that or a decrease in dose. I would say something to the staff about it. Any nurse can use nursing judgement and say this person can't have that med because it could harm her, so don't let them tell you its ordered so they have to give it.
Klonipin does make many sleepy, and some folks do slur speech. These are signs that perhaps the dosage is high, or a bit more than is needed.
It has never made me sleepy, or affected my speech, but I am likely desensitized to the pronounced effects due to my narcotic intake, as well as my experience with Diazapam.
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