What is Clonazepam?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 2,206 1,185
panic disorder 904 521
Insomnia 408 257
epilepsy 397 175
Panic attacks 269 180
generalized anxiety disorder 208 145

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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 153
Moderate 354
Mild 666
None 1,164

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 184
Sleepiness 137
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 49
Fatigue 49
Groggy in morning 46
Sedation 38

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 128
0.5 mg daily 120
0.5mg as needed 76
2 mg daily 68
1 mg three times daily 66
1 mg twice daily 65
0.5 mg twice daily 54
1mg as needed 49
0.5 mg three times daily 39
2 mg twice daily 30

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 326
Did not seem to work 287
Other 236
Side effects too severe 232
Course of treatment ended 98
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 28
Expense 27
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 84
1 - 2 years 116
2 - 5 years 210
5 - 10 years 243
10 years or more 202

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 146
1 - 6 months 210
6 months - 1 year 153
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 198
5 - 10 years 92
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1631
Usually 435
Sometimes 201
Never taken as prescribed 70
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 150
A little hard to take 334
Not at all hard to take 1781
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 122
< $25 1326
Not specified 844

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 102
Lorazepam (Ativan) 53
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 9

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Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 31
Lorazepam (Ativan) 27
Diazepam (Valium) 17
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

Show all 53 treatments patients report switching to

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214 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

micamAnicDuDe1983
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micamAnicDuDe1983
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
33 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
ADHD

See micamAnicDuDe1983's full Clonazepam history

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Depressant, Somnolence, Addiction, Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressant, Somnolence, Sleepiness, Addiction

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Jun 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Depressant, Somnolence, Addiction, Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Use this drug with caution like any other benzo. Its pure magic how it zaps anxiety but the withdrawl can be brutal. So take it as prescribed.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Depressant, Somnolence, Sleepiness, Addiction

  • 4 helpful marks
Chelena
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Chelena
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 62
Condition: undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis 22 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis

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Aug 27, 2014 (Started Oct 01, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Lack of support)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Nightmares)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Depressant)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Depressant

  • 4 helpful marks
FlightyFey
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FlightyFey
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Pain: Some
Fatigue: Some
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: some
Description:F37y
FM:12y Dx
CFS:?y
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 30, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Difficulty falling asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you are ready for bed when you take it. I usually take it when I know I'm going to go to bed in about 15 minutes so I won't be lying there waiting for it to kick in, though.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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