What is Clonazepam?

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Clonazepam, a benzodiazepine, is used alone or as an adjunct in the treatment of seizure disorders and for panic disorders. It may also be used for restless leg syndrome, neuralgia, multifocal tic disorder, parkinsonian dysarthria, bipolar disorder and as an adjunct in treatment of schizophrenia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 1,996 1,038
Panic Disorder 747 416
Insomnia 406 251
Epilepsy 390 167
Panic attacks 266 174
Stiffness/Spasticity 205 90

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 139
Moderate 329
Mild 592
None 1,007

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 177
Sleepiness 121
Groggy in morning 47
Fatigue 39
Sedation 39
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 33

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg daily 99
1 mg daily 90
2 mg daily 52
0.5mg as needed 51
1 mg three times daily 36
1 mg twice daily 33
0.5 mg twice daily 26
1mg as needed 25
0.5 mg three times daily 22
1.5 mg daily 20

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 311
Did not seem to work 272
Other 226
Side effects too severe 220
Course of treatment ended 89
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 25
Expense 25
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 44
1 - 2 years 69
2 - 5 years 162
5 - 10 years 173
10 years or more 123

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 136
1 - 6 months 203
6 months - 1 year 146
1 - 2 years 127
2 - 5 years 187
5 - 10 years 86
10 years or more 39
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1438
Usually 387
Sometimes 180
Never taken as prescribed 62
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 66
Somewhat hard to take 136
A little hard to take 312
Not at all hard to take 1553
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 4
$50-99 33
$25-49 115
< $25 1188
Not specified 724

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 69
Lorazepam (Ativan) 31
Diazepam (Valium) 20
Buspirone (BuSpar) 7
Amitriptyline (Elavil) 6

Show all 46 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 21
Lorazepam (Ativan) 19
Diazepam (Valium) 17
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 9
Buspirone (BuSpar) 7

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching to

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212 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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leejon66
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leejon66
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
68 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
PTSD

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Jul 20, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 1982)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Four times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 16, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 1982)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily

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Fibrobella
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Fibrobella
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
41 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Bipolar II

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Jul 10, 2015 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

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Rejoice
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Rejoice
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 45
Condition: Hemiplegic Migraine 27 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Hemiplegic Migraine

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Jan 30, 2015 (Started Jan 08, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Flashbacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Intrusive thoughts images or impulses)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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