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 2,365 1,306
Panic disorder 1,012 577
Insomnia 415 261
Epilepsy 404 179
Panic attacks 279 193
Generalized anxiety disorder 227 160

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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 157
Moderate 369
Mild 712
None 1,267

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 202
Sleepiness 147
Fatigue 54
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 51
Groggy in morning 47
Tiredness 42

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
0.5 mg daily 122
1 mg daily 114
0.5mg as needed 78
2 mg daily 70
0.5 mg twice daily 48
1 mg twice daily 46
1mg as needed 44
1 mg three times daily 41
0.5 mg three times daily 28
1.5 mg daily 26

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 351
Did not seem to work 295
Side effects too severe 246
Other 245
Course of treatment ended 100
Personal research 57
Change in health plan coverage 33
Expense 27
See all 1025 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 43
1 - 2 years 79
2 - 5 years 183
5 - 10 years 237
10 years or more 229

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 164
1 - 6 months 211
6 months - 1 year 161
1 - 2 years 144
2 - 5 years 209
5 - 10 years 96
10 years or more 52
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1751
Usually 461
Sometimes 213
Never taken as prescribed 80
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 71
Somewhat hard to take 155
A little hard to take 348
Not at all hard to take 1931
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 38
$25-49 124
< $25 1424
Not specified 910

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 132
Lorazepam (Ativan) 64
Diazepam (Valium) 24
Buspirone (BuSpar) 11
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11

Show all 55 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lorazepam (Ativan) 37
Alprazolam (Xanax) 36
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 12
Buspirone (BuSpar) 11

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220 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jan 01, 2001)

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

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

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Dec 8, 2017 (Started Nov 17, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for panic attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Only take this for a short period of time - it can be dangerously addictive

  • 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

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