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    lindy142 posted:
    what is the maximum daily dosage of klonopin that you can take?
    mommaange1 responded:
    good question. I know it is more then I take which is 1mg 3x a day
    If We Couldn't Laugh, We Would All Go Insane :)
    Joseph F Goldberg, MD responded:
    Dear Lindy,

    The maximum daily dose of Klonopin as recommended by the manufacturer is 20 mg/day. That's equivalent to about 80 mg of Ativan or 40 mg of Xanax.

    - Dr. G.
    Anneinside replied to Joseph F Goldberg, MD's response:
    I take 0.5mg of Klonopin for sleep and my doctor wanted to move it down to 0.25mg but then I didn't sleep. I know my doctor wants to keep the amount down but it seems miniscule compared to 20mg/day. Just curiosity, but under what circumstances would someone be given that much Klonopin a day?
    Joseph F Goldberg, MD replied to Anneinside's response:
    Dear Anneinside,

    I can't think of any therapeutic reasons for giving that much Klonopin other than if someone was in withdrawal and in an ICU type of monitored setting, that would be the maximum amount one might prescribe to minimize the risk of seizures and death resulting from alcohol or benzodiazepine withdrawal.

    Dr. G.

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