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wh at are the effects of stopping clonazepan

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wh at are the effects of stopping clonazepan
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

This medication cannot be stopped abruptly

You need to wean off it slowly

Seizures can happen if stopped abruptly

side effects of stopping it also include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, anxiety, depression, agitation
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thank-you I have had all the symptoms you described when Clonazepan was stopped last week I should have known it should not be stopped just like that I have had several falls and two hypos since stopping this I have Myasthenia Gravis and was prescribed this for Night mares

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
You're welcome

I'm sorry this happened to you

yes, it should be dropped by about 25% per week

That is usually what I do

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