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What is considered a high daily dose of Clonazepam?

The high daily dose of Clonazepam varies depending upon the disorder or condition that is being treated. Similarly, age, weight, and pre-existing conditions are prominent factors. Therefore, it is crucial to follow your doctor's orders or the directions provided on the label to make sure you do not exceed the limit. The following information includes the average doses of Clonazepam. However, if your dose is different or adjusted to your liking, only change it if your doctor advises you to do so.

In addition, the amount of medicine you can take per day heavily depends on the potency of the drug. Also, the number of doses you take daily, the time lapse between doses, along with the length of time you take the medicine all depend on which medical condition you are treating with the drug.

Forms and Strengths of Clonazepam

Availability

Form: Oral tablet of Clonazepam

Strengths: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg

Form: Oral disintegrating tablet of Clonazepam

Strengths: 0.125 mg, 0.25, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, as well as 2 mg

Brand name: Klonopin

Dosage for Panic Disorder

Adult dosage (ages from 18 to 64 years)

General starting dose: 0.25 mg about two times per day

General increase in dose: A doctor may increase the dose to 0.5 mg, which should be taken twice a day after 3 days

Maximum dose: 4 mg per day

Child dosage (ages from 0 to 17 years)

People under 18 should not take Clonazepam for panic disorders.

Senior dosage (age 65 years and older)

Older adults' kidneys do not function properly. Due to this, their bodies tend to process medications at a much slower rate. Therefore, depending on their condition, they may be prescribed a low dose or a custom dosing schedule.

Dosage for Seizures

Adult dosage (ages from 18 to 64 years)

General starting dose: 0.5 mg about three times per day

General increases in dosage: Your doctor may increase your dosage by 0.5 to 1 mg every three days until your seizures are under control

Maximum dose: 20 mg per day (should be taken in divided doses)

Child dosage (ages from 11 to 17 years)

General starting dose: 0.5 mg about three times daily

Dose increases: A doctor can increase a child's dose by 0.5 to 1mg every three days until the seizures are under control

Maximum dose: 20 mg per day in divided doses

Child dosage (ages from  0 to 10 years or children who weigh less than 66 lbs. [30 kg])

General starting dose: 0.01 to 0.03 mg – should be adjusted according to body weight

General increases in dose: A doctor may increase a child's dose by 0.25 to 0.5mg

Maximum dose: 0.1 to 0.2 mg (should be in divided doses)

Senior dosage (age 65 years and older)

Similar to the treatment of panic disorders, older adults are not able to process drugs as well as they used to. The medication can stay in their bodies for an extended period, increasing the risks of side effects. In most cases, the dosage of Cloaznepam is adjusted explicitly depending on the well-being and necessity of the patient.

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