Does clonazepam work just as well if it’s taken sublingually?
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine, which means it can be taken orally, sublingually, or intravenously. It is most frequently prescribed as an oral medication, but many patients have asked whether the drug works just as well if it’s taken sublingually.
Yes. There is no difference in efficacy between taking clonazepam orally and sublingually. However, there are some potential advantages to using the sublingual method instead of the oral route. For example:
- The mouth and throat are drier than the stomach and small intestine, so they may be less hospitable to bacteria than other parts of your GI tract. This could reduce your risk of developing bacterial infections while taking a drug which suppresses your immune system (like clonazepam).
- It’s usually easier to swallow pills than it is to hold them between your cheek and gums for 20 minutes (the recommended time to leave clonazepam under your tongue before swallowing). When you take clonazepam orally, you also run the risk of accidentally swallowing it whole if you don’t chew thoroughly enough before swallowing—and this could cause side effects like nausea or vomiting.
Oral Use – Clonazepam Sublingually
Clonazepam is a medication used to treat anxiety and panic disorders. It can also be used to treat seizures and muscle spasms. Clonazepam is available as a tablet, capsule, or liquid. It can also be injected into the body.
Clonazepam should be taken orally (by mouth), but it can also be inserted under the tongue sublingually (underneath the tongue). This method of administration allows the medicine to go directly into your bloodstream without having to go through your digestive system first.
When taking clonazepam sublingually, you should try not to eat or drink anything for at least one hour before and after taking it, so that you don’t dilute the medicine in your stomach or throat area.
Clonazepam is a medication used to treat seizures and panic disorder. It is also prescribed to treat insomnia, and in rare cases, it can be used to treat alcohol withdrawal.
If you have been prescribed clonazepam, you can take it sublingually. This means that you place the pill under your tongue and let it dissolve there. This gives the medication time to enter your bloodstream, which will help with its effectiveness. You should only take clonazepam in this way if your doctor has instructed you to do so—not all medications are meant for sublingual use.
You should not chew on or swallow the pill; instead, place it under your tongue and let it sit there for about 30 seconds before swallowing any excess saliva that may have collected around the tablet.
Clonazepam is available in pill form and as a solution to be administered through injection. However, it’s also available as a sublingual tablet—that means you can dissolve the tablet under your tongue for faster absorption into your bloodstream.
The advantage of this method is that it allows you to avoid having to swallow an oral medication, which can be difficult for some people who have difficulty swallowing pills or are taking other medications that may interact poorly with clonazepam. Sublingual administration also reduces the risk of side effects like nausea or vomiting associated with taking oral clonazepam tablets.