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 2,307 1,260
Panic disorder 972 553
Insomnia 411 258
Epilepsy 405 179
Panic attacks 274 187
Generalized anxiety disorder 218 155

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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
155
Moderate
366
Mild
699
None
1,224

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 197
Sleepiness 142
Fatigue 53
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 120
0.5 mg daily 107
0.5mg as needed 82
2 mg daily 66
1 mg twice daily 62
0.5 mg twice daily 55
1 mg three times daily 54
1mg as needed 40
0.5 mg three times daily 35
1.5 mg daily 30

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 344
Did not seem to work 292
Side effects too severe 240
Other 238
Course of treatment ended 99
Personal research 55
Change in health plan coverage 30
Expense 27
See all 1004 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 32
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 91
2 - 5 years 227
5 - 10 years 252
10 years or more 212

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 151
1 - 6 months 216
6 months - 1 year 159
1 - 2 years 140
2 - 5 years 206
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 48
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1705
Usually 454
Sometimes 207
Never taken as prescribed 78
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 153
A little hard to take 344
Not at all hard to take 1875
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 37
$25-49 123
< $25 1392
Not specified 883

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 123
Lorazepam (Ativan) 63
Diazepam (Valium) 24
Buspirone (BuSpar) 11
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11

Show all 53 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 37
Lorazepam (Ativan) 31
Diazepam (Valium) 21
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 12
Buspirone (BuSpar) 11

Show all 53 treatments patients report switching to

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216 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

Dec 12, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is an effective anti-anxiety medication. I spent years being ran through almost every anti-anxiety rx. I always come back to clonazepam b/c it has the least bad side effects, is accepted by Medicare & is not a financial burden.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 10, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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