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 2,245 1,213
Panic disorder 931 535
Insomnia 410 257
Epilepsy 402 177
Panic attacks 271 185
Generalized anxiety disorder 211 149

Show all 415 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 157
Moderate 360
Mild 681
None 1,185

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 192
Sleepiness 139
Fatigue 51
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 50
Groggy in morning 46
Tiredness 39

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 120
0.5 mg daily 111
0.5mg as needed 74
2 mg daily 62
0.5 mg twice daily 60
1 mg twice daily 60
1 mg three times daily 56
1mg as needed 41
0.5 mg three times daily 37
2 mg twice daily 29

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 330
Did not seem to work 290
Other 238
Side effects too severe 237
Course of treatment ended 98
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 29
Expense 27
See all 985 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 47
6 months - 1 year 51
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 226
5 - 10 years 240
10 years or more 203

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 151
1 - 6 months 211
6 months - 1 year 154
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 202
5 - 10 years 94
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1664
Usually 440
Sometimes 204
Never taken as prescribed 75
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 151
A little hard to take 337
Not at all hard to take 1823
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 122
< $25 1350
Not specified 866

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 108
Lorazepam (Ativan) 55
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

Show all 52 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 34
Lorazepam (Ativan) 29
Diazepam (Valium) 19
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

Show all 51 treatments patients report switching to

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215 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

Mar 10, 2016 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

Jan 28, 2009 (Started Dec 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be careful taking it if you have to drive a car or anything like that, it can make me REALLY sleepy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleepiness

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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