How Do I Take Clonazepam?

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Boomer2uall
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   Posted 5/22/2007 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Is it better do just take the tablets whole with a glass of water or let them dissove under the tongue?  They are NOT waffers, but the tablets.  Which will get into my system the best?
 
Sorry but I had to ask.
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bluemeanies
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   Posted 5/22/2007 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I would swallow it with some water unless directed to dissolve it under your tongue by your doctor.

Boomer2uall
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   Posted 5/22/2007 2:18 PM (GMT -6)   

^^Hello.  Thank you very much for getting back to me.  That's what I thought but overheard someone saying that dissolving under the tongue works faster.

Again, thanks.

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   Posted 5/22/2007 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
dissolving under the tongue does work faster, but i am not sure if all clonazepam tablest are formulated to dissolve. i take generic clonazepam, and i can take mine either way, swallow or under the tongue. i'd ask your pharmacist if yours are dissolvable before trying.
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   Posted 5/22/2007 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Also on generic clonazepam. The pharmacist told me that the aggregate compounds in the pills are formulated to be dissolved in the stomach, and that some of the active ingredients are also rendered useless by the stomach acid. Allowing them to disintegrate under the tongue may actually increase the dose your taking, and you may not want to do that.

I don't know how much education a pharmacist has. It must be a lot because they do indeed seem to know a lot, but then again sometimes I ask questions and I'm pretty sure they're just making stuff up. I'd go to a doctor with this question. I forgot to ask mine about it. There are times I'd like mine to work more quickly, but not at the expense of changing the dose. Intuitively, I feel like I need to be very consistent with the amount of the dose and the time I take it.

Roche does make a sublingual tablet, but I don't believe it's available as a generic yet.
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