Klonopin Withdrawal Timeline
The Klonopin withdrawal timeline depends on the starting dose and how long the drug has been used for. For example, withdrawal from milder Klonopin dependence may take 10 weeks, but chronic use can take much longer for withdrawal symptoms to diminish.
People taking larger doses (over 10 mg per day) of Klonopin may need to follow a different Klonopin withdrawal schedule. If taking a high dose, it might be possible to initially reduce the Klonopin dose faster. However, Klonopin should be tapered slowly once its use falls under 10 mg per day.
Klonopin has a longer half-life than other benzodiazepines, so it can stay in the body longer. The half-life of Klonopin is around 30 to 40 hours, possibly up to 22 to 54 hours in some cases. This time span means that it can take from nearly three days for 50% of Klonopin to leave a person’s system.
Factors Affecting Withdrawal Duration
The duration of Klonopin withdrawal symptoms depends on the individual and how long they used Klonopin. For example, symptoms can be impacted by age, sex, duration of use and starting dose.
Related Topic: Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms
Other factors that impact withdrawal duration can be co-occurring substance abuse, psychiatric problems, history of seizures or other medical problems.