31 patient evaluations for Clonazepam with a side effects rating of Moderate

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Nov 18, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for REM sleep behavior disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple system atrophy)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (shuffling gait)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: shuffling feet Oct. 2113 ended when stopped taking. REM????? sleeping alone not needed No unfavorable symptoms.

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May 1, 2013 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for MS hug (tight chest or torso))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (addiction)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This was a very addictive treatment. Took it for years and finally decided to stop it after a slow taper from .5 to .25 and then .0. I had my SSRI increased and this has assisted with anxiety.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 22, 2010 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use this for MS symptoms. I have been on it a long time. I take it when I need it for anxiety during the day but it is primarily for night time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 4, 2009 (Started Jun 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I take this medication to help me fall asleep, for clenching and muscle tightness. I sleep a lot better on it. I was prescribed it after a sleep study that showed I had alpha wave intrusions >=146 times per night because of pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 30, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle spasms)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle tension)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (grogginess)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Dec 4, 2011 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for nerve pain (neuralgia))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vertigo, constant brain fog, tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Even though I've been on this med for a long time, some days when I take my dose if I have sleep deprivation or other CNS issues going on, I will experience the side effects with the tiredness and dizziness being the worst. Other days I do just fine.

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Aug 3, 2011 (Started Jul 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Promote relaxation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flat affect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Started on high dosage of 1mg twice a day. May need to reduce to 1/2 mg in am and 1 mg at night.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: flat affect

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Jun 5, 2011 (Started Dec 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 22, 2010 (Started Dec 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 8, 2011 (Started Feb 26, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side effects I experience are drowsiness, dizziness, loss of balance and cognitive functions. I take this medication only at night.

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Feb 23, 2011 (Started Jul 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Jul 7, 2010 (Started Jul 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Nov 3, 2009 (Started Jul 28, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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Jan 2, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Clonazepam is an extremely beneficial treatment for aiding in sleep as well as anxiety. It not only helps you FALL asleep, but your QUALITY of sleep is so much better. The reason for this is that it is also a mild muscle relaxant so your sleep movement is decreased. The difference is really amazing. All I need is 1mg when I know I need a good night's sleep and I'm good. The only really terrible side effect of Clonazepam is that it INSTANTLY constipates you terribly. And as people with naturally sensitive digestive systems, we are particularly apt to fall prey to constipation. That's the only drawback.
Side effects: constipation, constipation

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Oct 20, 2010 (Started Mar 31, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: there is bad withdrall if something happens and u cant get it. not worth it to me. pluss very addicting.

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