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Supeudol
03-11-2010, 03:43
So regarding Clonazepam, how long until it fully kicks in (peaks)?
I find this benzo to take a longer time to kick in then most benzo's.

Is this the opinion of other people as well?

mgrady3
03-11-2010, 03:54
~1 hour i think
http://www.medscape.com/druginfo/monograph?cid=med&drugid=14403&drugname=Clonazepam+Oral&monotype=monograph&secid=9

that aside, its partially a psychological thing, knowing that the klonopin is going to be setting in, thus I tend to feel the relief rather quickly, 15-30 mins.

fryingsquirrel
03-11-2010, 04:03
An hour maybe. Longer than xanax that's for sure.

K'd-OUT-in-AZ
03-11-2010, 04:14
Its about an hour before it begins to kick in. About 2-2.5 hours to PEAK (like, maximum effects begin to kick in)

debaser
03-11-2010, 12:57
It can take up to 4 - 12 hours to peak, depending on the individual.

Supeudol
03-11-2010, 15:23
Well I ended up taking 6mg of Clonazepam a long with 0.1mg of Clonidine. Wasn't enough to knock me out. Now I've just dosed some GHB as it has been about 7-8 hours later. Hoping to knock me out for a bit as I could use some sleep.

I could really use an Oxy 80mg right now. Too bad I'm broke and they cost about $40CDN each here.

Keif' Richards
03-11-2010, 18:00
I think peak is such a weird term to use when talking about clonazepam. I find even with fairly large doses, I don't feel it come on or wear off.

I'll echo what others have said though, I think it takes about 45mins-1 hour for it to start working.

StaySedated
03-11-2010, 19:26
for me, about 2 hrs. till peak and 10-12 hours for (peak)duration. clonazepam is a nice, LONG acting benzo which is why i love it.

slowpoke1967
03-11-2010, 19:31
Well I ended up taking 6mg of Clonazepam a long with 0.1mg of Clonidine. Wasn't enough to knock me out. Now I've just dosed some GHB as it has been about 7-8 hours later. Hoping to knock me out for a bit as I could use some sleep.

I could really use an Oxy 80mg right now. Too bad I'm broke and they cost about $40CDN each here.

wow that sux only 20 in ontario - manitoba.not that i do that anymore..

slowpoke1967
03-11-2010, 19:34
I think peak is such a weird term to use when talking about clonazepam. I find even with fairly large doses, I don't feel it come on or wear off.

I'll echo what others have said though, I think it takes about 45mins-1 hour for it to start working.

i have to agree with this i took 4 about 2 hours ago and like you i dont feel effects at all.
The peak to me is my heart finaly slowing down abit,the drug doing its job and subsideing my anxiety,but no real peek as persay to other drugs.
Took my 8mgs clones and 60 mg temazepams and another 20 5mg nozinans and feel nuthing ,haven a glass of wine rite now to relax..

danny.zee81
03-11-2010, 20:04
Clonazepam is a much milder benzo, so yeah the peak effects are felt within a couple hours but IMO the peak isn't nearly as noticeable as you would get with a short acting benzo like xanax. I suggest switching to a short acting benzo if you're really looking for "peak" effects.

Keif' Richards
03-11-2010, 20:30
This next bit is sort of anecdotal, but I'll add it anyway.

It's pretty much unanimous amongst us that the effects of benzos are usually subtle, when speaking of clonazepam this is quite so. But, if I have even 1-2 drinks (I CAN DRINK btw) I can go completely berserk

K'd-OUT-in-AZ
03-11-2010, 20:43
Clonazepam is a much milder benzo, so yeah the peak effects are felt within a couple hours but IMO the peak isn't nearly as noticeable as you would get with a short acting benzo like xanax. I suggest switching to a short acting benzo if you're really looking for "peak" effects.

Clonazepam is not a much milder benzodiazepine compared to the other benzodiazepines. Believe me, it is stronger than the majority. If you go naming other anxiolytics you'll realize it is stronger. You also have to realize that everyone reacts different. Clonazepam is more sedating than most. Think of all anxiolytics like Lorazepam, Oxazepam, Clobazam, etc. all weaker.

The OP has a previous tolerance (addiction) to benzodiazepines so it will take a lot more to get the desired effects. I believe he said it has been 6 months. Well, it takes longer to lower the tolerance to benzodiazepines, probably at least a year. Benzo tolerance is a bitch.

The effects of Clonazepam take roughly 1 hour to kick in, the peak is roughly 2.5 hours...lasts a while and the duration is roughly 10-12 hours.

StaySedated
03-11-2010, 22:54
yeah clonazepam is NOT a weak benzo. it is in the class of potent nitro-benzodiazepines, along with nitrazepam and flunitrazepam(roofies). people label it "weak" because it doesn't have very strong hypnotic effects or a quick onset to peak, but clonazepam is one of the strongest benzos around(esp. when it comes to anti-anxiety power).

JamtasticX
04-11-2010, 01:23
not sure about the peak, but I usually take my clonazepam under the tongue, and within 10 minutes or so I feel a cool rush. By cool I mean, like pepermint cool.

K'd-OUT-in-AZ
04-11-2010, 01:32
Yeah, I like the taste of clonazepam.

mgrady3
04-11-2010, 02:12
mmm...

bronson
04-11-2010, 04:55
For me I feel the first effects at about 20min and the effects reach their 'peak' at around 1hr 30min.

SkagKush
04-11-2010, 09:34
Yeah, I like the taste of clonazepam.

lol agreed....

and a few other benzos....

K'd-OUT-in-AZ
04-11-2010, 23:43
lol agreed....

and a few other benzos....

Alprazolam tastes nasty to me. Yuck :p

SkagKush
05-11-2010, 02:25
lorazepam is tasty....

K'd-OUT-in-AZ
05-11-2010, 02:30
lorazepam is tasty....

Yeah, I like the taste of Lorazepam

delphinen
13-11-2010, 23:18
I find Clonazepam the fastest to kick in of all benzodiazepines (Diazepam, Alprazolam, Bromazepam, etc.) ; and same here, I love the sweet-menty taste.

ajg1988
13-11-2010, 23:25
I took 4 500microgram tabs after a lot of alcohol, I remember everything going purple and woke up the next afternoon

hydrochron
14-11-2010, 06:06
It takes about a hour to kick in, and about 2 hours to peak. That's actually when the concentrations in your blood are the highest. Anyone saying anything else doesn't know what there talking about. To the guy who said it's the fastest benzodiazapine to kick in your tripping, it's definently the slowest, that's what's annoying about it.

bronson
14-11-2010, 23:32
It takes about a hour to kick in, and about 2 hours to peak. That's actually when the concentrations in your blood are the highest. Anyone saying anything else doesn't know what there talking about. To the guy who said it's the fastest benzodiazapine to kick in your tripping, it's definently the slowest, that's what's annoying about it.

While you're right in general, you do have to keep in mind that everyone is a little different and differing body chemistry causes different absorption rates. And then also of course different rate of metabolizing the drug. You can't always put absolute numbers on things like that. No disrespect, just my $0.02.

K'd-OUT-in-AZ
14-11-2010, 23:49
It takes about a hour to kick in, and about 2 hours to peak. That's actually when the concentrations in your blood are the highest. Anyone saying anything else doesn't know what there talking about. To the guy who said it's the fastest benzodiazapine to kick in your tripping, it's definently the slowest, that's what's annoying about it.

What? That is one of the most ridiculous comment that I've read. Maybe the concentrations in your blood are the highest at 2 hours but doesn't mean everybody is going to "feel" their peak all at the same time. People are different, their chemistry is different. Some may take up to 3 hours to feel at their highest. Feeling it before 2 hours is a little different, not so likely but possible. There is no exact time as you said.