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OK to taper Klonopin by reducing .125mg every 7 - 10 days?
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    lepeep is offline New Member
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    Default OK to taper Klonopin by reducing .125mg every 7 - 10 days?

    Hello

    I was on 2mg of Klonopin for about 2 weeks then wanted to taper. It's been several weeks and I am now down to 1.375 mg a day and currently stabilized.

    Does the following taper plan seem sensible:

    TOTAL
    DAILY

    Week 1 - .5 .375 .5 1.375
    Week 2 - .5 .375 .375 1.25
    Week 3 - .375 .375 .375 1.125
    Week 4 - .375 .25 .375 1.0
    Week 5 - .375 .25 .25 0.875
    Week 6 - .25 .25 .25 0.75
    Week 7 - .25 .125 .25 0.625
    Week 8 - .25 .25 0.50
    Week 9 .125 .25 0.375
    Week 10 .125 .125 0.25
    Week 11 .125 0.125

    My question is, does it matter if the reduction happens at different times each week? Where 1 week I'm reducing the morning dose, then the next week it's the mid-day dose?

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    lepeep is offline New Member
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    Just wanted to rework the formatting. Hope this info is clearer:

    TOTAL
    1.375 Week 1 - .5, .375, .5
    1.250 Week 2 - .5, .375, .375
    1.125 Week 3 - .375, .375, .375
    1.000 Week 4 - .375, .25, .375
    0.875 Week 5 - .375, .25, .25
    0.750 Week 6 - .25, .25, .25
    0.625 Week 7 - .25, .125, .25
    0.500 Week 8 - .25, .25
    0.375 Week 9 - .125, .25
    0.250 Week 10 .125, .125
    0.125 Week 11 .125

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    Thisweekforsure is offline Advanced Member
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    Yes that's fine. The half life of klonopin is long enough so whichever dose you reduce should be okay.

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    Out of curiosity, how are you dosing such precise doses as 0.375.

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    Duh. I just did the math and I'm assuming you half and then quarter a 0.5 mg tablet. Sherlock I ain't.

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