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 2,310 1,262
Panic disorder 971 554
Insomnia 411 259
Epilepsy 405 179
Panic attacks 275 188
Generalized anxiety disorder 219 155

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
367
Mild
700
None
1,226

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 198
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 110
0.5mg as needed 83
2 mg daily 66
1 mg twice daily 61
0.5 mg twice daily 57
1 mg three times daily 55
1mg as needed 43
0.5 mg three times daily 36
1.5 mg daily 30

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 346
Did not seem to work 291
Side effects too severe 241
Other 239
Course of treatment ended 99
Personal research 57
Change in health plan coverage 31
Expense 27
See all 1007 patients who've stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 33
6 months - 1 year 37
1 - 2 years 91
2 - 5 years 232
5 - 10 years 253
10 years or more 215

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 151
1 - 6 months 217
6 months - 1 year 160
1 - 2 years 141
2 - 5 years 206
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 48
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1708
Usually 455
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 345
Not at all hard to take 1878
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 37
$25-49 123
< $25 1396
Not specified 883

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 125
Lorazepam (Ativan) 62
Diazepam (Valium) 25
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) 38
Lorazepam (Ativan) 32
Diazepam (Valium) 21
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 12
Buspirone (BuSpar) 11

Show all 53 treatments patients report switching to

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217 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: 6 mg Daily
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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2017 (Started Jun 29, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice 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
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