Klonopin is an anti-anxiety agent, similar in many respects to Valium. It belongs to a class of medications called benzodiazepines. This class of drugs were once called minor tranquilizers or sedatives, and many such drugs are prescribed to calm jittery nerves and relieve excessive tension. Klonopin is prescribed primarily to control certain types of seizures. It is a relatively long-acting drug.

Side Effects and Interactions of Klonopin

Side effects associated with this medication include sedation, dizziness, and unsteadiness. These may fade after a few days or weeks.

Do not drive, operate machinery or undertake any activity that requires close attention.

Klonopin may make acute narrow angle glaucoma worse and should not be taken by people diagnosed with this condition.

Other possible reactions include confusion, depression, amnesia, hallucinations, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, coated tongue, dry mouth, constipation, visual problems, rash, hair loss, increased sex drive, urinary difficulties and palpitations. Please report any symptoms are experiencing to your physician promptly.

Do not drink alcohol or use any other sedative while on this drug, as the combination may increase the risk of dizziness, drowsiness, lack of coordination or confusion. Klonopin can affect blood cell counts and may raise liver enzymes. Periodic tests should be conducted to monitor these.

Many medicines, including narcotics, barbiturates and other sleeping pills, drugs for schizophrenia, anticonvulsants, antidepressants, and MAO inhibitors (EldeprylNardil, Parnate) can interact with Klonopin to increase sedation.

Other possible interactions involve asthma drugs such as theophylline, AIDS drugs like Crixivan and Norvir, beta blockers metoprolol and propranlolTagamet, oral contraceptives, Luvox, tuberculosis treatments isoniazid and rifampin, Prilosec and Serzone.

Check with your pharmacist and physician to make sure Klonopin is safe in combination with any other medicines you take.

Special Precautions

The effectiveness of Klonopin may decline after many months on the medication. Dependence is a possibility with any benzodiazepine. Sudden discontinuation of the drug could trigger status epilepticus in patients taking it as an anticonvulsant.

Other withdrawal symptoms may include nervousness, agitation, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, fatigue, headache and nerve twitching. Never stop taking Klonopin without medical supervision. This medication may have to be phased out gradually over a period of weeks or months.

Klonopin is not appropriate for those with liver disease. It should not be prescribed for anyone who has had an allergic reaction to another benzodiazepine.

Taking the Medicine

Klonopin is taken three times a day. It may be taken with food, especially if it upsets your stomach

Carry identification (Medic-Alert) if you are taking this medication as an anticonvulsant.

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  1. Rhonda
    Louisville, Kentucky

    I suffered from chronic insomnia that was diagnosed as “chronic fatigue” in 2005. I had a bout of shingles and it took every hormone in my body on a downward tailspin. I actually thought I was dying. I reached out to close friends about my health and many offered advice in seeing a chiropractor. It didn’t make much sense to me either, but I learned that ensuring the spine is in alignment is crucial for the brain to transmit healthy signals to all of the organs in the body. Chiropractors are considered to be holistic alternatives and have been around since biblical times. Most will educate you or direct you to holistic doctors regarding natural supplements and healthy lifestyle choices. After seeing a chiropractor twice weekly for the first month, I was finally able to get out of bed where I had been spending most of my days. I highly recommend starting here.

    But some of us live in toxic environments and even meditation and yoga can’t fully heal us. I still suffered from chronic insomnia and went through a battery of tests only to realize it was due to stress. I’ve always been a health and wellness advocate, so I had a jump start on that area but finally decided to add medication for my problems. I was prescribed Clonazepam in 2009, initially .25 mg nightly for sleep and noticed a difference immediately. It has been necessary to increase my dosage gradually and I currently take 1 mg nightly which I don’t think is so bad. It has affected some cognitive ability but couples with an anti-depressant (Wellbutrin 300 mg daily in two 150 mg doses) I have gotten my life back. I am balanced (when I remember to take the proper dosages at the proper time), I enjoy life, family, friends and hobbies again. These drugs, combined with a healthy lifestyle, have literally saved my life. Sometimes I worry about the addiction, but at least I’m alive and am enjoying life!

  2. Sylvia

    I’ve been taking 0.5 mg of clonazopam since Dec. 2015. I’ve suffered from insomnia which eventually turned into insomnia with repetitive myoclonic jerks when trying to fall asleep and restless legs. Just recently I was sent for a sleep study and found that I have sleep apnea, severe while sleeping on my back, mild while on my side. Sleep doctor said the sleep apnea is causing my symptoms. Planning to start using c-pap machine next month. Hope it helps so I can eventually wean off clonazopam. Trying to do that right now and getting headaches. And I usually took it about 3-4 nites a week on avg.

  3. Lilly
    Pittsford ny

    Need help getting off klonopin now put on seroquol for insomnia

  4. Sandra

    RLS and Sleeping problems.

    • Sylvia

      Have you had a sleep study?

  5. Adventure

    I have had anxiety and panic attacks for as long as I can remember. My doctor gave me anti-depressants for anxiety and panic attacks, they quit working, so my doctor gave my gabapentin that quit working so I was given Lyrica. They quit working. My doctor didn’t want to give me Clonazepam he started at .5mg twice a day. It started working within a week. I no longer have anxiety or panic attacks. I have been on it for three years and I haven’t built a tolerance. Clonazepam has given me my life back. Everyone is different. Some build a tolerance while others’ don’t.

    • kay

      I have been taking it for about 2 years for Bipolar disorder (and anxiety/sleep issues associated with it). I built a slight tolerance to it in the first few months, but i haven’t become more tolerant to it since the initial (slight) tolerance was formed, which actually kind of surprised me.

      Great medication.

    • Rhonda
      Louisville, Kentucky

      My DO prescribed clonazepam for my chronic insomnia in 2009. I had been “diagnosed” with chronic fatigue a year before but am convinced my fatigue was from sleep deprivation. I finally am able to sleep. In fact, I become extremely drowsy 30-60 minutes after taking the med. My concern is that I believe my doc prescribed it as a temporary fix, and due to financial difficulty, she was forced to close her practice shortly afterward. I have continued usage now for seven years.

      It has definitely affected my memory, cognitive skills and even IQ. I have difficulty with jobs as my employers get impatient with these problems. When I found another DO, he noticed my personality was “flat” so he prescribed Wellbutrin for a jump start on my day and to lift my spirits. This has helped tremendously but he has had to increase the dosage. So at this point, I’ve gradually gone from 0.25 mg to 1 mg clonazepam in the last seven years (and refuse to go any higher), along with 300 mg Wellbutrin taken in two 150 mg doses per day.

      I have suffered with chronic depression all of my life, came from a dysfunctional family, and am married to a “dry drunk”–an alcoholic who quit drinking but never went through a 12-step program and still creates the dynamics of an alcoholic-centered family. After I had a sleep study seven years ago, no apnea was found so I was referred to a cognitive behavioral therapist. After extensive testing, I mentioned my family dynamic and he said THAT was the root of my insomnia and that I “had a ball and chain dragging me to my grave. I could choose to cut it off or to die.” He essentially was recommending I divorce my husband, but I choose to stay. So far anyway.

  6. Sandro

    Taking Clonazepam for three months but only on a need to take basis ..

  7. Cammy

    I think it is important to note that a possible symptom of withdrawals from benzos is DEATH. There are only two substances that have withdrawals that can kill you. Alcohol and benzodiazepines. I realize this is a place for people to come to learn more about the medicines they’re taking and the goal isn’t to scare someone, but it’s important to note that you can die from benzo withdrawals. It’s not even a rare occurrence. It is important to never quit them cold turkey, but instead contact your doctor.

    This is something I see as an error that needs correcting. It is misleading to readers and doesn’t portray the true danger behind trying to get off these drugs. Vomiting and diarrhea may be pretty bad, but I’d say death is much worse.

    • Rhonda

      Thank you for your candidness. I agree, this needs to be shared and not tip-toed around. It could possibly save lives!

  8. Sheri
    St Pete FL

    I started Klonopin 3 years ago, it was the worst thing I ever did to myself and family. Although I never increased over 1 mg per day, weaning off has been absolute torture.
    My eyes twitch, extremely dizzy, angry, Depression, suicidal thoughts, aggravation from every little thing, hot flashes during the day and night sweats every night. I didn’t deserve this, no one does. It’s incredibly unfair for anyone to be put on this drug for any reason!!!

    • Geoff
      Trenton, NJ.

      “It’s incredibly unfair for anyone to be put on this drug for any reason!!!”

      Sorry but I can not agree with your statement about this drug.
      I don’t take it for anxiety. I do take it with Cyclobenzaprine.
      I take 2mg Clonazepam every morning and another 2mg Clonazepam in the evening along with 3, 10mg Cyclobenzaprine.
      I take these drugs for muscle cramps. So there are days my muscle’s cramp so bad I take as many as 6 or more Clonazepam and a dozen or more Cyclobenzaprine that day.
      Along with alcohol and some Hydrocodone.
      I’m not bragging and I realize my drug needs are rather extreme. But do I need them.
      I’ve been taking them for the past 15 years.
      I sorry to read how badly you react to Clonazepam. Just remember that not all of us do.

    • Rhonda

      I have read and am a living testimony that these drugs should be combined with an effective anti-depressant. I take 1 mg Clonazepam nightly and 300 mg Wellbutrin in two 150 mg doses day. It lifts me out of that “flatness” and behaviors you describe above.

      I have suffered from noticeable cognitive impairment, but with proper diet and exercise (I am a walker and practice yoga) I am a much more balanced and confident person. I hate the thought of taking drugs but feel this combination has saved my life as I have suffered from chronic depression all of my life. Hope this helps.

  9. Julie

    After reading most of these posts on this site, I thought I’d add mine. I’ve been on Xanax, and still had panic attacks, so my doctor prescribed me Clonazepam…which is longer lasting. Having sleep disorders for many years as a child, in my 20’s I finally seeked help. He gave me 1 mg Clon, 3 times a day, plus Zolpiden (Ambien) 10 mgs…2 at night. I am NOT sluggish, I wake up refreshed. My eyes are not dried out, and have a normal sex drive, but not increased. I have not gained more weight, and feel pretty darn good about myself. The anxiety/panic disorder is under control and am happy I finally, I have a solution to having insomnia on top of everything. I have been on these meds for about 10 years now….without increasing them. Everyone is different, and they work for me. I also do not have dry mouth, or serious itching or rashes going on. All has been going well, in all these years. And if I am addicted, so be it, at least the anxiety has subsided, and the huge ugly panic attacks had almost diminished. I do not plan on increasing any doses, as this works. Being resheshed, without feeling sluggish, is very important to me. I hope many of you get the help you need, as I did. Am happy something finally works for the anxiety and insomnia. Panic attacks are seriously scary, thinking your heart will explode and die. But that hasn’t happened in a few years now. Xanax wore off on me too soon, Clonazepam works longer, without a Dopey feeling. You still can focus and get things done. I just wanted to share my thoughts with you. This HAS helped me for many years.

    • Rhonda

      Thank you for sharing. I’ve been on Clonazeplam for eight years, and with an anti-depressant taken during the day (Wellbutrin), I am also able to lead a healthy and balanced life. Sure, there are some side effects, but at least I’m alive!

  10. Deb
    N.S. Canada

    I have taken clonasepam since 1989. Gradually tolerance developed and I reached 20 mg. and stayed there until 2009 when a gradual taper brought me down to 1 mg. but recently I had to go back up to 4 mg as I was in danger of losing my job due to anxiety. Does anyone know how long it will work at this level before tolerance starts again? Thanks!

    • Carole
      Essex Junction

      I agree with you, Panic Attacks are NO Picnic. I have been taking for about 20 years with Paxil CR. I had my Dr. Decrease my dosage from 1 -2 mgs felt a little off which she told me I would.. it literally helped me to function again.

  11. Bobby

    I’ve been on .5 mg of clonazepam for about a week and a half. I’ve had some serious problems with anxiety since I was 20 years old. These issues have made it very difficult to find success in school or work. I tried several different drugs over the years (lexapro, zoloft, cymbalta) and all of them either didn’t work at all or made me feel like a lifeless robot.

    I noticed results with clonazepam the second day after use (and probably failed to notice them the first). I feel as though I can now attribute my failures to rational (human) things such as genuine confusion and laziness rather than irrational fear, a heart that beats out of my chest, and an inability to control my focus on the task at hand due to the aforementioned things. I see it as a powerful ally and tool that- when used in conjunction with routine and self confidence, will allow me to actually get some stuff done around here! I sleep through the night (instead of waking up for no reason at all). Perhaps the only negative side effect I’ve ‘noticed’ is that I now apparently snore loudly according to my girlfriend.

    All that said, I did do some initial research (which brought me here) of the withdrawals and side effects and they have worried me a little. I’ve noticed that taking .25mg seems to currently be effective, and stays with me for at least 48 hours and only begins to fade after around 30 hours. I have a nagging feeling that I will fall in that 1 in 3 category that notices withdraw symptoms.

  12. Matt

    great drug for a mania add on to maintenance drug lamictal, which doesn’t have the best consistency with generics

    • Jerry

      Hi I was on clonazepam for about 8 years taking .05 two in the morning one at night. My panic attacks were gone and I felt great I was back to normal. I had to change doctor because of insurance and my new doctor took me off the medicine. I was taken off it slowly I had no problem coming off it the only problem is now that I have been off it for about 8 months the panic attacks are coming back. I am trying to get the doctor to put me back on it with no luck so far.

      • Rhonda

        I would change doctors. It was obviously hoping you. I’ve been taking it for eight years, going up and down on dosage but never over 1 mg. I also take 300 mg of the antidepressant Wellbutrin daily to balance out the “flatness” the Clonazepam causes. I also need it for depression. I am very balanced with the two and follow a healthy diet and moderate exercise program. These two drugs have literally saved my life.

  13. Nikki

    I started w/Xanax years ago and I’ve been on Clonazepam for quite awhile. Recently I have noticed a change in my eyes. They want me to take Restasis, I don’t want to go there – another medicine! I have had to stop wearing my contacts which is really depressing me and the Clonazepam is drying out my eyes to the point where I have no tears. I am now sick from even starting these drugs. Sometimes they work and other time don’t and sometimes I have extreme anxiety and other times its not there w/small am’ts of Clonazepam. I feel like I’m on a constant up and down. I really can’t stop taking them altogether which was for anxiety and panic but sometimes when I get the horrible can’t breathe I think it’s from the meds. Doctor’s don’t seem to know what to do.
    If I could find a way to be stronger and more self confident more self worth I don’t think I’d need the drugs. But thank you for all your comments – after reading them and before I try and go off – which I am on a low dose I’m going to ask my Dr for Klonipin instead of the generic.

  14. kh

    I really feel for you and everyone else who has suffered from disorders that land us on these meds. I’ve been on clonazepam for yrs now just 1mg at night for sleep it does work for me with no side effects, I suffered terribly from insomnia. I’ve not tried too wean off of it but do wish I didn’t need it for something that should come naturally. It’s awful too go thru life suffering from depression sleeplessness panic disorders ect.
    I am currently trying too wean off of celexa very slowly, I would suggest too anyone try cutting ur meds too every other day for a month then cut out another day the following month instead of cutting pills in half.

  15. AJ

    Like so many people on here, I feel as though it MUST be klonopin that is causing me to have some weird reactions/sensitivities, etc. I started with .5mg as need in summer 2005. Crisis situation in spring 2007 left me begging for 1mg. My psychiatrist was reluctant, but did give it to me.
    Then I changed doctors. Soon, 1mg because 2, 3 and 4mg. Realizing that I someday might want to get pregnant, I decided to taper down. In a 9 month period, I went from 4mg down to 2mg. I was very proud of myself. I went ever so S L O W L Y.
    Then I had some issues with Prozac. And I decided I needed to focus on that before continuing my taper. There were some benefits of going from 4mg to 2mg. But I still have weird stuff that I cannot explain, and neither can anyone else! If I exercise, get a massage, do thing like EFT (tapping), take a new supplement (fish oil, for example), my body freaks out after a couple of days. I get chills, aches, flu-like feelings, a stuffy nose. I can only attribute it to klonopin. I thought maybe I had an autoimmune disorder. And maybe I do, although I tested negative for an autoimmune panel.
    I’ve been off Prozac for 2 months. Longest I’ve gone in 15 years. Now I want to S L O W L Y get back on it. I tried 10mg per day for 3 days. Felt very strange. Rash/itchiness, weird “warm patches” on my skin. I’m at my wit’s end!
    I emailed someone who wrote a well known books about the road to recovering from these drugs. This person suggested that some of my “adverse” reactions to reincorporating Prozac might’ve been because of the Klonopin and how it effects basic metabolic processes.
    Has anyone else noticed that, aside from the wonderful calming effect it’s had in the beginning, that other things started becoming “off” the longer they were on the drug?
    I’m just so scared and fed up. Like most of us here……:)

  16. Barb

    I have been on 0.5mg. of clonazepam for about 2 years now, since March of 2013 I started having pressure in the back of my head and neck and pain down my left side of my body, now my left hand has numbness, I have had MRI’s and no results, I wonder could this be from taking this medication for a long period of time causing this new onset of problems for me, has anyone else had these problems

    • Lorrie

      I’ve been on k-pin for many years for insomnia. I hate being on it I went from .5 to 2.5 and have no energy. I won’t sleep without it. Someone told me to ride my bike like 25 miles everyday…..and I should sleep without Benzos. Yeah, that sounds fun in Florida. Sure would like to sleep naturally

  17. Tom

    Hi Gary, I was up to 3mg daily for almost 16 yrs and the way I did it was with the Ashton Manual [I believe there’s a link posted above or just google it] I basically reduced my dose by 1/10 every week or two depending if i felt ready to drop again. >But

  18. sr

    Thank you everybody for your comments. I have been looking for some reason why I am so dry – terrible. My eyes are burning so bad, my throat is so dry, chapped lips…..and I don’t know what dr to go to. They don’t help and Im beginning to think they’ll give you anything in the form of medicine.
    I had plugs put in my eye for dryness but it seems to make it worse. I try to take .5 Clonazepam once a day, broken up sometimes another 1/2. Who new so little could be so powerful. I’ve been on it for about 8 years, before that Xanax. I guess I learned from your comments why I feel so bad.
    I try to not take any some days but then a few days later I get into the terrible anxiety. I used to take 3/ .5’s and I will suffer before I have to take anymore. I don’t know how I’d taper off when I take them so sporadic. ? Then the dr put me on Zolpidem to sleep. Love it but think its not good for you and adding to my dryness. It seems they don’t work if I’m not taking the Clonazepam.
    I asked my dr to take me off them that they were causing my anxiety and he said no you have anxiety. I have a feeling I can’t be taken off them and because each day is different. My life is terrible and very lonely most times from not feeling good. I do have Zoloft and Im going to try and take it in place of the Cloazepam but I tried it last May and got so dizzy. I wish I could contact Dr Phil – I’m serious that’s how bad I feel. I’m sure he’d help. Maybe we should all get together and write to him?
    Thanks everyone
    Wishing you luck on feeling much better

  19. B Dawn W.

    I had a horrible incident in 1999, finding I had a sexual criminal and sociopath living in my house. Developed PTSD after getting him out immediately. Then mother died in Jan. 2000 of cancer. Tried many anti-depressive meds. Finally Pristiq worked with no side affect but still having panic attacks so I was put on .5mg of Clonazepam as needed for panic attacks. May not take any for a month and the next month I may need 4-5. These recommended by psy. because they act on me in 10 minutes. I am not addicted but is nice to have something when I really need it

  20. omkhairwa

    I am taking clonazapam for sleep disorder, any other option for good sleep?

    • Lloyd

      I was recently prescribed clonazapem (1mg) for an aid to get a good night’s sleep Zolpidem did nothing for me. Well, I now get drowsy and go to sleep easily, but I wake up after a couple of hours wit a banging headache in the temple area. Could it be the clonazapam?

    • kim
      united states

      Was just prescribed 0.5mg of clonazepam for burning mouth. Already have dry eyes with plugs and dry mouth due to possible Sjogrens. Anyone else having these symptoms?

  21. bkc

    I went to a doctor recently to find out I am bi polar and have severe anxiety attacks, as well as anxiety disorders. I am currently on clonazepam .5mg. The last couple of days have been a sense of weighing less and a severe change in my outlook of the world that I live in. I have suffered all my life with these disorders and am finally getting the help/relief from the pains I have been feeling.
    I know that I can never go back to the way things were, but at least I now have a fighting chance to be happy. I have hurt a lot of people unintentionally with my problems, because I did not know that I had one. I suffer a lot of drowsiness, increased sex drive and sleeping. I have been advised that that will change in time, as I get used to taking it.
    I needed to see the world as a better place and to make the pain go away. I was over medicating for various pains. I do not feel that pain now and my attitude has greatly improved. I am happier and the people I love are happier, these are what matter most in my life. If this is a sacrifice I have to make for my loved ones and myself to increase the quality of our lives, I pay it gladly.

  22. PK

    I’ve taken Klonopin for 14 years or so for insomnia/anxiety. It stopped working many years ago, but every time I tried to stop taking it, I felt awful. I thought that was because I needed the drug as a medicine. I wasn’t told about “tolerance withdrawal,” meaning that my body was in withdrawal from the drug while I was taking the same dose. I came across this information by accident.
    Apparently, I’d had to have kept increasing the dosage to get a therapeutic benefit. I’m grateful that I never went over 2 mg. But in the meantime, I gradually lost interest in virtually everything I ever cared about. My creativity disappeared. I had less and less energy. The smallest tasks became overwhelming. I gained 20 pounds.
    So, I decided to wean myself off of it at what I thought was a reasonable rate. I got down to 1 mg in 2-1/2 months. I simply can’t believe how difficult this has been. I’m so hyper-sensitive that I can’t stand to leave the house. At times, I’ve had to wear sunglasses indoors because the light hurts my eyes so much. The slightest sound is like an explosion. Burning skin, itching all over, pain in my joints and muscles, the worst insomnia of my life, tinnitus, vertigo … the list goes on and on and on.
    If I’d been anything close to fully informed about this drug, I would never have taken it.
    I’m currently trying to get my doctor to cooperate with the Ashton method to wean off the last half of this drug that I’ve come to see as poison. I’m not looking forward to it, but I’m determined to get through it somehow. I wouldn’t wish this experience on anyone. It’s a freaking nightmare.

  23. marne

    For 20+ years I was periodically plagued with suddenly waking up about an hour after of falling asleep with the absolute certainty that I was in the process of swallowing something that was going to be imminently fatal. I would always try to spit out the phantom object [rarely the same object- nails, razor blades, etc.]. My screaming would wake me up me ….and my wife…. and the event would end. As you might expect, these events got old after time, periodically being convinced that death was imminent. It also became increasingly frequent. Finally, I worked my way through the medical system, eliminating possible causes like reflux, until I was referred to a sleep disorder specialist who diagnosed it as a parasomnia.
    I was put on .5 mg of clonazapam. It cut the frequency of the occurrences of the events by over 90%. most of the other 10% are associate with throat irritations like a cold. So far, the drug has not caused me a problem in the 2 years that I have been taking it. So my choice is….. believe that I am dying several times a week or take the meds. My wife and I both sleep better with it. Seems like a Hobson’s choice to me!

  24. andrew v.

    I’m 26 I have been on 3 mg of clonazepam before bed for my SAD and chronic insomnia I’ve tried everything but I’m currently on 3mg clonazepam 2mg xanax xr 150mg of trazadone 15mg of mirtazapine and 25mg of seraquel. I’ve been treated since I was just 13 and doctors keep adding things and I still can’t sleep much. But I barely remember things which I think from the clonazepam.
    Am I just going to fall over one day and die? I have rapid uncontrollable thoughts every night even with my meds after a few months I seem to build a tolerance. I weigh 200 but I’m 6’3 so about average. I feel sick a lot and have bad digestive problems if anyone can tell me anything I don’t already know about what I’m doing and what I need to do differently… I just don’t even know what to do and I am afraid to even withdraw from one since I still can’t get sleep with all. And does anyone know if any of the drugs I take are having a cancel out effect on the others… I just thought I didn’t need to know much since I see doctors but I know that is wrong now… it’s like they just want me drugged up so I shut up but that’s not even working.

  25. merlinaut

    The first time I took it (and we are all different), it was a slightly daunting but also delicious feeling-I mean the first time for me was strong. I felt like Hal being gently shut down in the Stanley Kubrick movie 2001: A Space Odyssey (but I was definitely not singing). Awesome. Slept like a baby.
    My doctor said to take only as needed though, as he thought it might be more ideal if I did not get addicted.
    I’ve stayed on 1mg forever and if I do not take it I usually cannot sleep. For me(and spouse) the real question is:
    If I feel very tired, enough not to take it, then at what time of the night do I finally say, “Ok, I’m not sleeping.
    I need to take this or I won’t get to sleep.” but not too late or you will be groggy the next day (for driving, work, etc).
    As for the health effects, I’m not up on it but I do understand it can cause fuzzy math. Good Luck, everybody.
    Seriously though, you know how people let their kids run around on a hill or exercise to tire them out? It is just like that with Klonopin. Work hard enough, exercise or do enough manual labor, travel: and then you don’t need it.

  26. Belinda

    I just got this prescribed to me for sleepwalking. I am supposed to take 1 MG before bed.
    Last night was the first night I took it, and while I generally wake up after 4 hours, go to the bathroom, struggle to fall back asleep, and then get up and walk… I took this pill and felt a bit “high” for 20 minutes, fell asleep, and woke up 10 hours later feeling completely rested and I did NOT walk in my sleep.
    Maybe this pill will FINALLY help me to sleep again!!
    I used to be on Celexa for 2 years for panic attacks, but they seemed to make me even MORE anxious, and I gained a lot of weight. I forced myself to get over my anxieties (by facing them), after stopping Celexa cold turkey.
    Now I have no more anxiety problems.. just the sleepwalking problems.
    But maybe this pill will change that!

  27. SH

    I have taken clonazepam for 6 years, started with Teva, worked great, then my pharmacy switched it to activis (these are different generic forms of clonazepam) it was changed to some brand called ACCO ??? couldn’t find this on the web any where, I have been taking it for 2 weeks & have started to experience restless sleeping, nerve twitching mainly my eyelids, agitation & clumsiness. Teva & Mylan seem to the best generics of this drug my Dr puts a specification for either one of these brands on my prescription, your pharmacy may have to order it special for you. If they don’t, switch to another one… My doc is a firm believer of the fact that some generics don’t work the same as others, not all Drs are like that though, I hope this helps, & you start to feel better.
    I know how miserable it can get, I take for bipolar disorder, When you don’t find the right combo of meds, this is horrible to deal with, you can be prescribed a drug that would otherwise work well for you, but you get a cheap generic & think it’s not right for you, this is a shame, and I feel your pain..smh..also, try to find out where your brand is manufactured & stay away from India, try to stick with Europe, it’s just the insurance companies using the cheapest generic available

  28. jack

    I take clonazepam .5 once a day at night. My sex drive increased, but I don’t ejaculate as much.

  29. mgb

    Just started taken .5 Clonazepam and making my breast hurt.

  30. ppp

    I too was on Mirepx for rls, which worked great, then I got melanoma and found out that was one of the side effects if you have parkinson so even though I don’t have that I got off and searched everywhere to find a replacement, I found out that tramadol works great for me along with magnet ankle bracelets that I wear 24/7 after seeing them at a craft show, I know that sound crazy but all I know is that I can now take a nap in the afternoon where as before my rls wouldn’t allow me to at all.
    Then the tramidol I take at night only and haven’t had any problem with my legs at all, my problem is I have rim sleep disorder so they put me on clonazepam .05mg at night to help me get into a sleep pattern but now the bigger problem is it has killed my sex life and I mean killed it. I need to find something else to help me get into my rem sleep without that side effect and get my sex drive back if anybody has any suggestions please let me knw

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