i was given Klonopin to take as PRN and want to make sure that I don't take too much and then get called suicidal due to high emotinal state. So how much is too much? I have taken up to 3mg at one time with no problem. But only supposed to take .5mg at bedtime if needed but with stress going on in live they have increased all meds and re-added Klonopin which i had just gone off of after 3 years of being on it daily. This seems like a step backwards.
I take 2mg 3 times a day and some people may consider that very high. It works very well for me, and is the only benzodiazepine that calms me down and reduces my very high pulse tremendously. I haven't encountered any bad side effects from ths drug. It's been a life-saver for me.
If you are prescribed .5 mg, then that is what you need to take. There is a reason why doctors prescribe the amounts that they do. Klonopin is an addictive drug, and as you increase the dosage, the more resistant your body will become, therefore having to increase your dosage in order to calm down. Trust me, take your prescribed dose.
Klonopin is extemely potent (20 times more potent than Valium) and should be taken as directed. I am currently on 1.67 mg. of Klonopin and it is too much. I would take as little as I needed to get by.
Also, it generally should NOT be used long-term. It has not been studied for longer use than 9 weeks. Normal prescribed use is for 2-4 weeks.
- Klonopin Information for Consumers
- Klonopin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Klonopin (detailed)
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