Onfi (Clobazam) Withdrawal and Detox
When someone is prescribed Onfi, or another benzodiazepine, they should be warned about the potential for a dependence to form. Compared to other drug classes, dependence and addiction to benzodiazepines can occur quite quickly. The higher the dose of Onfi someone takes, or the longer they take it, the more likely they are to become dependent. When someone abuses Onfi, they may be at a greater risk of developing a dependence; however, it can happen even when people take the drug at therapeutic doses. The best way to reduce the risk of dependence is to follow the doctor’s instructions and be aware that there is always a potential for dependence.
Some of the common symptoms that can occur during Onfi withdrawal include tension and anxiety, sleep disturbances, anxiety, panic attacks, tremors and shaking. Other Onfi withdrawal symptoms can include concentration and memory problems, confusion, nausea, palpitations, headaches, and muscle aches and pains. The most severe Onfi withdrawal symptoms include seizures, hallucinations and psychosis. Suicidal thoughts and tendencies are also possible during Onfi and benzodiazepine withdrawal.
Due to the severity of benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms, doctors will often recommend that people who are addicted to these drugs reduce their intake gradually. Rather than stopping suddenly or quitting “cold turkey,” tapering down one’s use can mitigate some of the more severe benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms. The length of Onfi withdrawal symptoms can vary. Onfi is a long-acting benzodiazepine. This means it can take longer for withdrawal symptoms to occur, but the symptoms can last longer. How long someone used the drug and the dosage amount they were taking regularly are additional factors that affect the severity.
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