219 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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Aug 22, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects not worth the advantages

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jul 21, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Abusing this medication may result in confusion, general mailaise, loss of consciousness, descreased respiration. Don't drink alcohol if you are using this class of medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 19, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2008 (Started Mar 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 13, 2008 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2007 (Started Oct 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Medication worked great for the short term, but just months after starting I got HORRIBLE withdrawal symptoms (not to mention the return of panic attacks) while still taking the same dose every day exactly as prescribed. I then had to increase the dosage to gain the same benefit every few months or so. I reached 4 mg/daily (which is the which is the maximum recommended dose) and soon got the HORRIBLE withdrawal symptoms while taking the same dose at the same exact time every day exactly as prescribed. Withdrawing from this dose of clonazepam is very dangerous and should be tapered down with less potent benzodiazepines such as alprozolam and diazepam. It was the single most difficult experience of my life at 23 y/o and not to mention the return of chronic daily/hourly panic attacks during this withdrawing process. Clonazepam should only be used for short term treatment and the withdrawing process should be discussed with your doctor before you start treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 1, 2007 (Started Aug 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for torticollis)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Made me into a complete & total zombie..... ..
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 1994 (Started Jul 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: none
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 1994 (Started Mar 01, 1994)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for strabismus)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for involuntary eye movement (nystagmus))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (aggressive behavior)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: positive effects roughly

  • 0 helpful marks
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