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 969 549
Insomnia 411 258
Epilepsy 405 179
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
1,220

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 106
0.5mg as needed 79
1 mg twice daily 66
2 mg daily 66
0.5 mg twice daily 53
1 mg three times daily 52
1mg as needed 40
0.5 mg three times daily 34
1.5 mg daily 29

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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 237
Course of treatment ended 99
Personal research 55
Change in health plan coverage 30
Expense 27
See all 1003 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 33
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 223
5 - 10 years 249
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 47
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1701
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 344
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 880

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) 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 17, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for panic disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 27, 2016 (Started Dec 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for tremor in right leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2016 (Started Dec 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in right leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for generalized anxiety disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (slow movement (bradykinesia))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This medicine can make me feel hungover, slower in movement and weepy. I only take it if absolutely necessary.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2016 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressant, drowsiness, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: I am much calmer when I am on Clonazepam. Make sure you don't take more than MD instructs
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Nov 22, 2009 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (depressant, drowsiness, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I feel as though I am addicted to it but I get stiff without it
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Feb 18, 2009 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Jan 17, 2009 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

Aug 19, 2008 (Started May 01, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: depressant, sleepiness, drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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