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 2,185 1,167
Panic Disorder 881 503
Insomnia 407 254
Epilepsy 397 172
Panic attacks 268 180
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 206 144

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 151
Moderate 351
Mild 653
None 1,146

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 183
Sleepiness 135
Fatigue 49
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 46
Groggy in morning 46
Sedation 38

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 124
0.5 mg daily 116
0.5mg as needed 73
1 mg twice daily 64
2 mg daily 64
1 mg three times daily 63
0.5 mg twice daily 54
1mg as needed 47
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 322
Did not seem to work 285
Other 235
Side effects too severe 230
Course of treatment ended 97
Personal research 55
Change in health plan coverage 27
Expense 27
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 42
6 months - 1 year 78
1 - 2 years 114
2 - 5 years 198
5 - 10 years 238
10 years or more 188

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 146
1 - 6 months 210
6 months - 1 year 152
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 195
5 - 10 years 91
10 years or more 42
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1601
Usually 432
Sometimes 198
Never taken as prescribed 70
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 145
A little hard to take 331
Not at all hard to take 1753
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 120
< $25 1304
Not specified 832

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 102
Lorazepam (Ativan) 52
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 10
Buspirone (BuSpar) 9

Show all 52 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

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

Show all 53 treatments patients report switching to

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212 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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COOPERATI
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Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

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May 9, 2017 (Started Apr 18, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Seizures)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Apr 18, 1993)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Panic attacks)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Seizures)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily

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gagafor2
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Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 65
PF Severity:
I am: g
I have:
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Apr 18, 2017 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 27, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2015 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 29y
  • Duration: ? yrs
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Moderate
5 seizures
9 weeks ago
I am: vb
I have:
Epilepsy

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Mar 8, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Epilepsy)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with my anxiety as well as soon as I took it and sezuires but if I miss or skip a dose I have a sezuire straight away. And if I have two sezuires in a row my epilepsy specialist said to take one straight after so I don't have another and it works in enough time for if I have to get to hospital
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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