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Re: Clonazepam vs Alprazolam jono_in_adelaide

Posted by zonked on September 27, 2011, at 13:38:04

In reply to Clonazepam vs Alprazolam, posted by jono_in_adelaide on September 27, 2011, at 5:58:24

Jono,

It's worth a try. Lots of people do well on Klonopin - I personally find it depressing and a bit sedating, which happens to some but not all people.

If it doesn't work or you can't tolerate it, you can always go back to Xanax. Do you have Xanax XR in Australia?

> I am thinking of asking about a switch from alprazolam 1mg 3 x daily to clonazepam 1mg 2 or 3 x daily.
>
> Axanx works to releive my anxiety/panic, but I thik the short halflife leads to rebound symptoms if i dont take 3 a day every day...... thinking that the longer acting clonazepam might help me get more control over my use of the stuff.
>
> The difficult part is that clonazepam is only licensed for epilepsy in Australia, and not for anxiety or panic disorder.... some docs happily prescribe it off label, others dont..... guess we'll see what catagory mine falls into


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