klonopin (high dose regimen)

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KnightMetal
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I currently get prescribed the 1mg Klonopin, at 120/month.

I have been told that this is an unusally high dose, and alot of times the pharmacy thinks I have altered the prescription. I have actually had the police show up to ask questions and actually just about ready to arrest me. Although, it is not against the law to Alter the prescription, it is only when you accept the medication that has been altered that is the crime. Since the prescription paper, actually belongs to you until you "redeem" it.

question is

does anyone else get these is high doses? I guess it is considered a high dose because the klonopin are slow acting and long acting benzos unlike xanax or some of the others.

4 a day seems to be high, for some reason, dont know.

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Seems ok to me....

I am assuming you are prescribed this for anxiety not something like epilepsy. I was once prescribed to take 2mg's 3 times a day, so 1 mg 4 times a day would seem fine to me.

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 ok, yeah for anxiety.  Ok

 ok, yeah for anxiety.

 Ok since you were prescribed more. Thanks for the info.

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The pharmacist may have been

The pharmacist may have been suspicious because Klonapin is usually twice a day dosing, and it comes in 2mg tablets.  If the script had been written for #60, 2 mg tablets he might not have been as concerned.  It is usually an easy thing to call the office and confirm that the script is legit.

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Why the grapefruit warning

 

Why the grapefruit warning with benzos?

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Why didn't they call the

Why didn't they call the Doctor that wrote it?? That would have saved allot of headaches on yours and there part !! Me myself thinks its ridicules that they treated you like that. ID CHANGE PHARMACIES!!!!!!!! And NO i dont think thats an odd dose . My brother gets 5 a day Surprised

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Seems fine to me

I dont see any problem with that dose

Thats only 4mg per day

I've heard of higher doses

The example of, if they were 2mg, twice a day, then there wouldnt be any problem, so I see no problem with your script

If it's from your Dr, then it's Legit, period

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Why didn't they call the

Why didn't they call the Doctor that wrote it?? That would have saved allot of headaches on yours and there part !! Me myself thinks its ridicules that they treated you like that. ID CHANGE PHARMACIES!!!!!!!! And NO i dont think thats an odd dose . My brother gets 5 a day

 

Dont know why they didnt call the doc. I personally think alot of those pharmacists are taking same of their supply. I did switch pharmacies, havent had a problem since.

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The pharmacist may have been

The pharmacist may have been suspicious because Klonapin is usually twice a day dosing, and it comes in 2mg tablets.  If the script had been written for #60, 2 mg tablets he might not have been as concerned.  It is usually an easy thing to call the office and confirm that the script is legit.

 

Pharmacists act like when you are getting such a large amount, that you are taking from their own personal stash or something. They are supposed to be professionals - yet they sometimes act like they are 5 years old.

 

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i am on a large dose of

i am on a large dose of klonopin myself and i buy my prescription 90 days at a time to get discounts for dispensing purposes.  i have been given "dirty" looks by my pharmacist as well, i have never been accused of tampering with my script but i can see them reading it several times before dispensing.  it makes me feel like i'm a wierd crack head freak or something.    i don't think you should feel bad, if you need to take 4 mg per day to feel "normal" so be it, and if you you have a physician that agrees with you, bonus.  don't feel bad i think at one point in time we've all been there or will be there. keep your chin up.  if you don't feel there's a problem and your family doesn't see a change in your behavior and you're able to keep up your daily routine it's all good.

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Took me a long time to find

Took me a long time to find just the right dosage. I hate it when doctors try to give you other things and not benzos. When they know benzos work. Just another example of them not wanting to give you drugs that work.

I have been taking benzos for a long time. Since 1984, tried almost every kind of benzo. It does seem that Klonopin work better than Xanax in my opinion. Xanax does provide fast relief, but as long as klonopin are steady, they work perfect.

There was a couple times where I was out of klonopin for a couple days, the doc wrote me 2 days worth of xanax, to keep the benzos in my blood I guess, than back to klonopin. 

 

 

 

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