Author Topic: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?  (Read 269 times)

[Buddie]

Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« on: April 25, 2022, 05:24:14 pm »
Ran out of my normal 1.5-2mg/daily xanax prescription about 5 days early. If I replace it with Klonopin these next 5 days is it safe assuming it is at the same dosage?? Terrified of seizures and just need reassurance that that will not happen since I have a different benzo in me.
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[Buddie]

Re: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2022, 05:42:54 pm »
Yes. You may feel a little unwell, but no seizures.
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[Buddie]

Re: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2022, 05:47:06 pm »
Thank you so much. Can you just explain what I might feel and why it won't just be mitigated due to the equivalent dose?

Thank you so much for this reassurance - in major panic right now since out of xanax!!!
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[Buddie]

Re: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2022, 06:25:06 pm »
It happened to me. I dont know why exactly, but I didnt feel as good on K as on Xanax, maybe because they hit different GABA subunits. But you will definitely be fine.
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[Buddie]

Re: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2022, 06:44:42 pm »
Got it, makes sense, thank you. I freaked out and took a .5 xanax (last I had) after taking 1.5 kpin and now im regretting it. Assuming once the xanax wears off ill feel a bit more myself.
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[Buddie]

Re: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2022, 06:49:34 pm »
We have a benzo equivalency table you can use if necessary:

Benzodiazepine Equivalency Table
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[Buddie]

Re: Emergency switch to kpin - safe?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2022, 01:47:28 am »
Thank you, [...]. Looking at this, would you agree that as long as I stay at the equivalent dosage, I shouldn't have any serious issues if I take the klonopin instead of the xanax?
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