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 2,077 1,096
Panic Disorder 803 451
Insomnia 405 251
Epilepsy 390 167
Panic attacks 268 177
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 148
Moderate 336
Mild 611
None 1,073

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 176
Sleepiness 125
Groggy in morning 46
Fatigue 44
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 38
Sedation 38

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 114
0.5 mg daily 92
2 mg daily 56
0.5mg as needed 51
1 mg three times daily 42
1 mg twice daily 39
1mg as needed 38
0.5 mg twice daily 34
0.5 mg three times daily 33
1.5 mg daily 19

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 322
Did not seem to work 282
Other 229
Side effects too severe 224
Course of treatment ended 92
Personal research 54
Expense 27
Change in health plan coverage 25
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 30
6 months - 1 year 44
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 167
5 - 10 years 198
10 years or more 147

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 138
1 - 6 months 208
6 months - 1 year 148
1 - 2 years 135
2 - 5 years 191
5 - 10 years 91
10 years or more 41
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1508
Usually 409
Sometimes 186
Never taken as prescribed 65
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 68
Somewhat hard to take 139
A little hard to take 314
Not at all hard to take 1647
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 4
$50-99 34
$25-49 119
< $25 1242
Not specified 766

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 87
Lorazepam (Ativan) 42
Diazepam (Valium) 20
Buspirone (BuSpar) 9
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 9

Show all 49 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 27
Lorazepam (Ativan) 25
Diazepam (Valium) 18
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 10

Show all 48 treatments patients report switching to

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213 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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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

  • 0 helpful marks
leejon66
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leejon66
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
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

  • 0 helpful marks
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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

  • 0 helpful marks
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