Klonopin (clonazepam). The benzo with the strongest anti-seizure action, except maybe for Tranxene, and thus the most mood stabilization action, Klonopin is the benzo most likely to be prescribed for whatever reason if you’re bipolar. It’s also the commonly prescribed benzo that will make you the most depressed, and/or most likely to be depressed, with long-term use if you’re bipolar. Naturally you’re more likely to have seizures, or more intense seizures, from sudden withdrawal from Klonopin. It is second only to Xanax in potency. Like Xanax, Klonopin actually has some side effects, although its profile isn’t nearly as bad. At least Klonopin has some freaky rare side effects! It can change the color of your pee or make you keep sneezing and sneezing. For epilepsy the initial dosage is 1.5mg divided over three 0.5mg doses increased, if required, by 0.5 to 1mg every three days. For everything else, start at 0.5mg a day and go from there. The maximum dosage of Klonopin is 20 mg. Klonopin has a half-life of 30-40 hours. Roche.