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 2,206 1,185
panic disorder 904 521
Insomnia 408 257
epilepsy 397 175
Panic attacks 269 180
generalized anxiety disorder 208 145

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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 153
Moderate 354
Mild 666
None 1,164

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 184
Sleepiness 137
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 49
Fatigue 49
Groggy in morning 46
Sedation 38

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 129
0.5 mg daily 117
0.5mg as needed 75
1 mg three times daily 69
2 mg daily 67
1 mg twice daily 64
0.5 mg twice daily 54
1mg as needed 48
0.5 mg three times daily 39
2 mg twice daily 30

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 326
Did not seem to work 287
Other 236
Side effects too severe 232
Course of treatment ended 98
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 28
Expense 27
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 84
1 - 2 years 116
2 - 5 years 208
5 - 10 years 242
10 years or more 202

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 146
1 - 6 months 210
6 months - 1 year 153
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 198
5 - 10 years 92
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1631
Usually 435
Sometimes 201
Never taken as prescribed 70
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 150
A little hard to take 334
Not at all hard to take 1781
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 122
< $25 1326
Not specified 844

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 102
Lorazepam (Ativan) 53
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 9

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Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 31
Lorazepam (Ativan) 27
Diazepam (Valium) 17
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

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214 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

jjg12
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Mar 4, 2016 (Started Sep 08, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works great for those times your mind is racing and you can't sleep or just calm down
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 7, 2015 (Started Apr 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Never take more than directed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2013 (Started Apr 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Take one per night as directed and it helps me sleep most of the time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 28, 2010 (Started Apr 15, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: All of my medications are set up once a week in pill boxes so I don't forget to take them so I rarely forget. I take the night time ones 8-9 pm so I get up 6-7 am. I do go to bed and tend to sleep better taking this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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ozzieartist
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
On
Mouth/throat: moderate
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Jul 28, 2015 (Started Apr 29, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Acting out violent dreams)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

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