219 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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Mar 15, 2018 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I had to start going to a Pain Management Facility and the dr there made me wean off of Klonipin in order for them to manage and prescribe my pain medications, Oxycodone and Fentanyl patch.

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May 19, 2018 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for dystonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: KLONOPIN DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HELPING MUCH ANYMORE. MY FOOT AND HAND CRAMPS ARE BACK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 28, 2016 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 11, 2015 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: KLONOPIN DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HELPING MUCH ANYMORE. MY FOOT AND HAND CRAMPS ARE BACK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 11, 2014 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After taking Klonopin for many years, it is only helping me with my Dystonia slightly.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 15, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have severe dystonia in my legs and feet. I take my meds as soon as I wake up because I cannot get up and walk for about 1/2 an hour.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 14, 2012 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: NOT HELPING AS MUCH AS IN THE PAST WITH DYSTONIA
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 4, 2010 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 13, 2009 (Started Apr 18, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for dystonia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was prescribed Klonopin because of my dystonia which came on at the same time as my PD. I had trouble sleeping at night partially because I would get severe pain in the arch of my foot and the calf of my leg. It would wake me up in the middle of the night screaming in pain. Then my foot would turn on it's side and my toes would curl up making it impossible for me to walk. I also was having daytime problems. I would be walking somewhere and in an instant my foot would turn on it's side & my toes would crunch in. It is excruciatingly painful, and you have no control over it. I have to sit and wait for my foot to loosen up for 15-45 minutes. I have only a few episodes a month since Klonopin. Before, I couldn't even guess how many times it happened in 1 month. I take 1mg in the am, 1mg in the afternoon, and 2mg before bed. It has been a great benefit to me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 24, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: A couple of months ago doctor Gregory told me to take 0.5 milligram Instead of 0.25 milligram And I would get better results . I'm reluctant to take it at all times But now I am seeing a more positive difference.

Apr 11, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (brain fog, fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I rarely take this medicine any longer because of my job change.

Jan 11, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I don't like taking this because of its long-term effects. I've been needing it much less since I quit my job.

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Aug 3, 2018 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness, drowsiness, depressant)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: With the consent of my psychiatristt I have decided to make changes in my medication due to severely stressed since dBS REMOVAL AND SUBSEQUENT mrsa INFECTION OF MY SCALP AND HUSBAND DEPRESSION. I NO LONGER take clonazepam, instead i started lorazepam 1 mg tid
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Oct 16, 2016 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, drowsiness, depressant)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I am much calmer when I am on Clonazepam. Make sure you don't take more than MD instructs
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Nov 22, 2009 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, drowsiness, depressant)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I feel as though I am addicted to it but I get stiff without it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Feb 18, 2009 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Jan 17, 2009 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Aug 19, 2008 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

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Dec 15, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, excessive dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Its quite easy for me to take b/c I have a 7-day medcase that I refill every Sunday (for the following week) I actually found a med case that held ALL my prescriptions & multi-supplements & every day is a different color. It still has the least bad side effects but I wish I could go back to x4 daily, but dr's are too paranoid about taking a benzodiazepine & a stimulant (Ritalin) d/t possible heart problems. I have been fine. Without this Rx, I would be living a panic attack 24/7/365
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 13, 2018 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 12, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This is an effective anti-anxiety medication. I spent years being ran through almost every anti-anxiety rx. I always come back to clonazepam b/c it has the least bad side effects, is accepted by Medicare & is not a financial burden.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 15, 2018 (Started Mar 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for REM sleep behavior disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: make you feel sleepy all the time, walking like a zombie, tripped and endup in emergency dept.good for the night but very addictive
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2017 (Started Mar 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for REM sleep behavior disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

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Jan 10, 2019 (Started Jun 29, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: When going off this med, follow your doctor's recommendations regarding tapering off. Don't just quit! Even with tapering off from a low dose, the increased anxiety I felt in the first week of decreasing my dosage was, uh, challenging. In fact, I didn't think I'd be able to get off the med entirely. It took 4 weeks of gradual decreases to get off.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jun 29, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 1, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (somnolence, sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

Dec 30, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (somnolence, sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

Nov 29, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (somnolence, sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

Nov 23, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence, sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

Nov 14, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

Nov 13, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

Oct 2, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Side effects: somnolence, sedation

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Dec 9, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness, fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no panic attacts but i need to get off
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Nov 6, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 3 mg a day no side effects I wanted to get off and tryed but I went back to 3 mg a day.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: every day no problems no panic atacts after years of suffering still have social phobia and was trying got get off this med got down to 2.5mg out of 3 Then went bak to 3 mg. live without pinic attacts
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Jun 13, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness, fuzzy thinking)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i do not have panic attacts but my thinking is getiing bad and I need to get off this benzo
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

May 31, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: reading alot of information and as we no benzo' are addicting I been on for 2+ year and had not one panic attact!!! Always 3mg a day. I am in the process of gettig off. Medical data states that long tern can effect cogative thinking. I will post my progress and yes if the doc oks it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

May 9, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i do not have panic attacts
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Jan 1, 2010 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 1 this was the only medicine I could take for my social phobia anexity, my pd tryed everything before this medication. Because this is s benzo and can be habit formimg and addiction. I only take 3mg a day. When I have a panic attact I will take an extra. Benifits A++++ I tryed to stop taking it w/ my pd ok. Long process abouts 2 months so no major withdrawl. I am just to scared but I try again. Also my theripst side a pill will not help my with social phobia. She is right.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Oct 5, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this has help me we my anexity and being aroud people
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Jun 26, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Jun 13, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

Jan 31, 2009 (Started Mar 13, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: great for anexity I only take 3mg a day for the last 4 years it works
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fuzzy thinking, forgetfulness

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