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 2,225 1,200
panic disorder 918 527
Insomnia 409 257
epilepsy 399 177
Panic attacks 271 184
generalized anxiety disorder 209 146

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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 153
Moderate 357
Mild 676
None 1,174

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 189
Sleepiness 139
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 50
Fatigue 50
Groggy in morning 46
Sedation 38

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 131
0.5 mg daily 117
0.5mg as needed 81
2 mg daily 68
1 mg three times daily 65
1 mg twice daily 64
0.5 mg twice daily 61
1mg as needed 42
0.5 mg three times daily 38
2 mg twice daily 32

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 329
Did not seem to work 288
Other 236
Side effects too severe 232
Course of treatment ended 98
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 29
Expense 27
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 36
6 months - 1 year 61
1 - 2 years 102
2 - 5 years 229
5 - 10 years 261
10 years or more 216

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 146
1 - 6 months 211
6 months - 1 year 153
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 200
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1649
Usually 438
Sometimes 202
Never taken as prescribed 71
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 151
A little hard to take 335
Not at all hard to take 1802
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 122
< $25 1339
Not specified 854

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 105
Lorazepam (Ativan) 55
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 9

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Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 32
Lorazepam (Ativan) 28
Diazepam (Valium) 18
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

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214 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

Jun 19, 2017 (Started Mar 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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