219 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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May 26, 2009 (Started Nov 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, grogginess, grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Works great for quite some time but after awhile kinda wears off. This is my opinion. It could have been that my mood was worsening and My Dr had to put me on other meds.
Side effects: grogginess in morning, grogginess, sleepiness

  • 1 helpful mark

May 29, 2009 (Started Feb 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 25, 2009 (Started Feb 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: In my opinion this medication is for short term use only, perhaps while going through difficult stages in your therapy. I think using it for years scares me & makes me scared of the thought of needing it for that long. In my treatment plan I've had to create myself (while being bounced around from doctor to doctor in the public health system) In the past 2 years of battling this illness (chronic PTSD) Therapy & Life Changes are the only way to fully recover. And of course these are the hardest solutions to stick with while dealing with very complex problems. Just my thoughts....

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 3, 2009 (Started Jul 03, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (addiction, grogginess in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If it is helping stick with it, accept the help. Once you have had a rocky time with moods, anxiety, sleeplessness, the help is a much welcomed effect.
Side effects: grogginess in morning, addiction

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 3, 2009 (Started Aug 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I was also advised to take this med to assist in sleeping. I have found that if I take it for anxiety I don't sleep unless it is time for me to lay down and sleep. If I take it for sleep I take it and can be asleep within 15 minutes.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 30, 2009 (Started Aug 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this med when needed for anxiety, and to support another med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 19, 2009 (Started Aug 15, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for depressed mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Feb 6, 2010 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (addiction, sleep dependency (take to sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Beware of developing a chemical dependence. I kept taking it for as long as I did not for anxiety but because I couldn't sleep without taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleep dependency (take to sleep), addiction

Nov 10, 2008 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (addiction, sleep dependency (take to sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've found that I am very sensitive to dosage adjustments. It is addictive so be wary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleep dependency (take to sleep), addiction

Sep 16, 2008 (Started May 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Try to find a minimum dosage because this is addictive and will cause long-term dependency.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleep dependency (take to sleep), addiction

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 21, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 4, 2010 (Started Feb 26, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for difficulty falling asleep)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 18, 2010 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

May 13, 2010 (Started Mar 24, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 9, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (impaired driving (ie unsafe driving))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: impaired driving (ie unsafe driving), impaired driving (ie unsafe driving)

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 20, 2010 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (confusion)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: found this drug made me very sluggish even in mild doses,prefer oldr drugs such as largactil
Side effects: confusion

Aug 12, 2010 (Started Aug 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (confusion)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: this medication is a new one to me and i found it very strong if i had taken it 3 times a day i would have been asleep all day and awake all night.
Side effects: confusion

  • 1 helpful mark
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