If one wants to take clonazepam (generic is called Klonopin, original trade name is Rivotril) as a sleep inducer what is the range of doses (minumum to maximum) for an adult male of no9rmal middle age slightly fat weight who hasn't used it for several years?
The official info doesn't make sense. Prescription sites say that the bottle of liquid (I DON'T have pills) is 1 ml that contains 2.5 mg of the drug. Yet the suggested dosage for epilepsy (its primary use, in addition to anti-anxiety) is 3-6 mgs a day. That doesn't make sense - that would mean a patient taking at least a bottle a day.
I can't find any accurate medically neutral information from the manufacturer's page. I feel like I am deliberately being kept in the dark. I think it's incredibly stupid, because without knowledge people can overdose or have health problems.
I haven't used anything like hypnotics for several years. I am using this in Cambodia only because the courier of my safe and simple kava hasn't contacted me eve though I know he is in Phnom Penh. I really prefer to use nature's plants but here I am unable to sleep due to anxiety. Years ago I used oxycodeine, Halcion and a whole galaxy of pills. I've been clean for 4 years. This is a stop-gap measure.
I overused it before, getting high (low?) and having wonderful dreams. But all of these drugs have the downside of grogginess in the a.m. and needing like 9-12 hours sleep. They also have significant dependency and tolerance issues.
short story: What's the dosage?