Klonopin Withdrawal and Detox

Klonopin Withdrawal and DetoxIf you develop a Klonopin dependence or addiction, you will experience symptoms of withdrawal if you stop using the medication or rapidly decrease your dosage. The long list of these symptoms includes such things as:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Ringing in your ears
  • Muscle tremors
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Heart palpitations
  • Panic attacks
  • A depressed state of mind and distorted sensory perception.1

Other problems associated withdrawal from Klonopin and other benzodiazepines include:

  • Sound- or vision-based hallucinations,
  • Paranoid delusions,
  • Changes in normal vision,
  • Abnormal nerve sensations (e.g., tingling or numbness),
  • Diarrhea,
  • Nightmares
  • Serious type of seizure called a grand mal or generalized tonic-clonic seizure.

Medical professionals are well-aware of the dangers of withdrawing from benzodiazepines in particular without proper oversight. If you attempt to stop taking Klonopin on your own, as a result you can easily trigger the onset of serious symptoms that put your health at risk and/or make the establishment of sobriety unlikely. And even if you do manage to quit using the medication on your own, you face significant risks for relapse and overdose.

The only safe way to withdraw from a benzodiazepine presently is in a medical detox (detoxification) program.2 Doctors in this type of program will monitor your health while gradually reducing the amount of medication in your system. While the process will take some time, it helps ensure that you’re prepared for participation in substance treatment after detox comes to an and. The amount of time it takes to complete Klonopin withdrawal depends for instance on a number of factors. In fact, your level of misuse and the severity of your addiction symptoms can greatly effect the timeframe.

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  1. Australian Prescriber: Management of Benzodiazepine Misuse and Dependence
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4657308/
  2. National Institute on Drug Abuse: Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction – What Science Says: Medical Detoxification                                             https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/teaching-packets/understanding-drug-abuse-addiction/section-iii/7-medical-detoxification
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