Ways to Take Klonopin

Ways to Take Klonopin

Klonopin is used for controlling certain types of seizures and for the treatment of panic disorders. In the United States, Klonopin is available in tablet form at various strengths (0.5, 1.0, and 2 mg). It is also available as an orally disintegrating tablet (wafers) at various strengths (0.125, 0.25, 0.5, 1.0, and 2mg).

It is recommended that Klonopin be:

  • Swallowed whole with a full glass of water
  • Taken with food to prevent an upset stomach
  • Taken at the same time each day
  • Continued until a physician recommends otherwise, even if symptoms lighten
  • Consistently taken; do not miss a dose

The following is also recommended for adults:

  • The initial dose should not exceed 1.5 mg/day divided into three doses
  • Dosage may be increased in increments of 0.5 to 1 mg every three days if necessary
  • Maintenance dosage must be individualized for each patient depending upon response
  • Maximum recommended daily dose is 20 mg

Precautions When Taking Klonopin

As with any prescribed medication, patients should make their physicians fully aware of any health issues or current medications that may affect the use of Klonopin, including:

  • Being pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • Taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • Allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • Suffering or having ever suffered from alcoholism, substance abuse or dependence
  • Having depression or having ever considered or attempted suicide
  • Having myasthenia gravis, angle-closure glaucoma, liver or kidney problems
  • Having chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, or other breathing problems

If a patient has been using Klonopin for long periods of time or at high doses, he or she may find that Klonopin does not work as well and that even higher doses must be taken to obtain the same effect as when originally taken. Should this occur, it is recommended that the patient speak with his or her doctor and never take more than prescribed.

Klonopin Drug Interactions

Increased side effects of Klonopin can be avoided if patients inform their doctors about any other medications they are taking, including antifungals, valproic acid, sodium oxybate, Clozapine, or St. John’s wort.

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