... becoming dependent, is it safe to not take it everyday like my doctor prescribes. Because sometimes my panic disorder is manageable. I mean I got by before the medication just not very well. Just wondering what someone thinks???
Clonazepam, as KM points out, works better if taken regularly as it has a long half life. Clearly this has both an upside and a downside and only you can determine if it is worth it. Clonazepam does have a reputation for being quite habit forming and after Alprazolam is the second most prescribed benzodiazepine in the USA.
Personally I loved it but it was de-listed in Australia due to abuse/misuse issues and now can only be authorized for seizure disorders here.
My advice would be is to take the minimum dose you can regularly and increase it it during periods where and when anxiety levels will be higher than normal (this will require thinking ahead as it is not rapid acting).
I hope this does not discourage you but you were after thoughts. KM has far more experience than I also.
- Clonazepam Information for Consumers
- Clonazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Clonazepam (detailed)
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