11 patient evaluations for Clonazepam taken for the purpose of 'epilepsy'

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Mar 8, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with my anxiety as well as soon as I took it and sezuires but if I miss or skip a dose I have a sezuire straight away. And if I have two sezuires in a row my epilepsy specialist said to take one straight after so I don't have another and it works in enough time for if I have to get to hospital
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Mar 17, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Taking this drug eliminates all the stress in my life. But I always carry a spare dose in my pocket, if I'm going to out late.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 4, 2015 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: practically no panic attacks.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 26, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works well with Topamax. independence afforded in my life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 12, 2013 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am able to function normally on a day to day basis. I travel w/o anxiety. participate in groups. take walks. ride the subway.etc.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 1, 2011 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: no problem
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Nov 19, 2009 (Started Oct 10, 1988)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: fewer anxiety attacks.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jan 12, 2014 (Started Sep 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps alot to curve a seizure!! when i have a bad day i take extra and sometimes no seizure. i recomend xanex 1 mg and diazapam 5 mg. will be seeing new doc soon and thats what i will be taking along with keppra
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2012 (Started Sep 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 23, 2013 (Started Mar 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sedation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Decreased symptoms of anxiety/muscle tension/bruxism
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 14, 2013 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Klonopin is also effective in helping to reduce anxiety.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

Sep 27, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Headaches
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

Jul 22, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for jerky movements (myoclonus))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: This medication has stopped my mussel twitching at night. My legs would jerk hard my shoulder would jerk. If I dreamed I was throwing something my shoulder would move like was really throwing it. The twitches would wake me up and my wife said she got kicked a few times.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

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Apr 4, 2011 (Started Nov 06, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (balance problems, stiffness/spasticity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: stiffness/spasticity, balance problems

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Jun 29, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased sex drive (libido))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Decreased anxiety, especially helpful when I feel a seizure about to come on. Klonopin is a benzodiazeprine, which makes it a controlled substance and more difficult to get sometimes. If you have a problem with drug/alcohol abuse in the past, be very careful taking this med as it can be addictive. Also, expect some daytime sleepiness if you take it during the day or even the night before...it disrupts sleep patterns a bit but is overall not a bad drug.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased sex drive (libido)

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Jun 13, 2010 (Started Jan 07, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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Apr 12, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleepiness, confusion, ringing in ears (tinnitus), fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: As with any other seizure medication.....start with a low dose and take only the amount you need for effectiveness. If you see no improvement, you Dr. will probably keep increasing your dosage to see if more is of benefit. If you suffer from panic attacks, as I have, this will help control these also. Also benefit for depression. However, the more you take, the more TIRED you will become and sometimes find it VERY difficult to get out of bed. Active people can feel like they have been hit "by a truck". But, if you suffer from one of the types of seizures that I have, simple partial "psychic seizures", this has been the only medication that can help break up the total state of confusion. Although simple partial seizures are supposedly short.... mine always take effect in loops. When they first hit I do not understand anything spoken or written language. I cannot read, write, type... and feel like a total idiot. Every couple of minutes, I get about 10 seconds of being able to communicate....then it all starts again.. and over.. and over. My "loops" of simple partial psychic seizures usually last at minimum two hours but normally continue for up to about 7-8 hours. Sometimes I have to just keep taking Klonopin doses until it knocks me out.... as it is better to be knocked out than being totally aware and trying to talk, type, read,.... I have been told by others I have a whole new vocabulary when they happen. The simplest of words make no sense to me and even if I do say them I don't undertand myself and find myself repeating the same word or words to others seeking "understanding" of my vocabulary.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: ringing in ears (tinnitus), confusion, dizziness, sleepiness, fatigue, fatigue

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