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 2,274 1,237
Panic disorder 947 543
Insomnia 411 258
Epilepsy 404 177
Panic attacks 272 187
Generalized anxiety disorder 215 153

Show all 373 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 156
Moderate 363
Mild 692
None 1,204

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 195
Sleepiness 140
Fatigue 52
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 51
Groggy in morning 46
Tiredness 43

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 113
0.5 mg daily 94
0.5mg as needed 75
2 mg daily 68
1 mg twice daily 55
0.5 mg twice daily 52
1 mg three times daily 52
1mg as needed 34
0.5 mg three times daily 32
2 mg twice daily 25

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 336
Did not seem to work 288
Side effects too severe 238
Other 237
Course of treatment ended 99
Personal research 53
Change in health plan coverage 29
Expense 27
See all 988 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 36
1 - 2 years 90
2 - 5 years 220
5 - 10 years 228
10 years or more 194

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 150
1 - 6 months 212
6 months - 1 year 157
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 200
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 45
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1691
Usually 443
Sometimes 205
Never taken as prescribed 76
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 151
A little hard to take 341
Not at all hard to take 1851
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 124
< $25 1374
Not specified 872

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 118
Lorazepam (Ativan) 58
Diazepam (Valium) 24
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

Show all 54 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 35
Lorazepam (Ativan) 29
Diazepam (Valium) 19
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 12
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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