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 2,306 1,259
Panic disorder 967 548
Insomnia 411 258
Epilepsy 404 179
Panic attacks 272 185
Generalized anxiety disorder 217 154

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
155
Moderate
366
Mild
698
None
1,219

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 122
0.5 mg daily 108
0.5mg as needed 77
2 mg daily 64
1 mg twice daily 58
0.5 mg twice daily 55
1 mg three times daily 54
1mg as needed 42
0.5 mg three times daily 34
1.5 mg daily 30

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 343
Did not seem to work 291
Side effects too severe 239
Other 237
Course of treatment ended 99
Personal research 55
Change in health plan coverage 30
Expense 27
See all 1001 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 30
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 222
5 - 10 years 248
10 years or more 211

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 151
1 - 6 months 216
6 months - 1 year 158
1 - 2 years 140
2 - 5 years 206
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 46
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1700
Usually 453
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 343
Not at all hard to take 1870
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 37
$25-49 123
< $25 1390
Not specified 879

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 122
Lorazepam (Ativan) 62
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) 30
Diazepam (Valium) 20
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 12
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

Show all 51 treatments patients report switching to

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216 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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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