I suffer from GAD and Panic Attacks. I currently take 40 mg of Celexa, and was prescribed Klonopin to take as needed if my anxiety or panic becomes unmanageable. I've taken Xanax a few times in the past and it seemed to work really good. I would take one .25mg dose of Xanax and that seemed to be enough. My Klonopin prescription is for .5 of Klonopin up to 3X a day as needed. If .25 of Xanax was enough....should I start out with .25 of Klonopin on the onset of a panic attack or my anxiety is really bad, or should I take the .5 dose? Since I've never taken Klonopin before, I have anxiety about taking it... :) Go figure.
I've taken Klonopin for 10 years without a problem. It actually has less of a potential for a person to build up a tolerance to than Xanax because it has a longer half life. But the dosages are different. If you are concerned how to take it as opposed to Xanax ask your psychiatrist for direct instructions.
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