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 2,288 1,250
Panic disorder 959 546
Insomnia 410 258
Epilepsy 403 177
Panic attacks 272 186
Generalized anxiety disorder 217 154

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  • Major
  • 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 363
Mild 694
None 1,213

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 195
Sleepiness 140
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 111
0.5 mg daily 106
0.5mg as needed 80
2 mg daily 66
1 mg twice daily 58
0.5 mg twice daily 52
1 mg three times daily 48
0.5 mg three times daily 33
1mg as needed 33
1.5 mg daily 27

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Why patients stopped taking Clonazepam

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Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 342
Did not seem to work 291
Other 238
Side effects too severe 238
Course of treatment ended 99
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 30
Expense 27
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 34
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 215
5 - 10 years 241
10 years or more 204

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 151
1 - 6 months 214
6 months - 1 year 158
1 - 2 years 138
2 - 5 years 206
5 - 10 years 94
10 years or more 46
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1698
Usually 445
Sometimes 206
Never taken as prescribed 78
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 151
A little hard to take 340
Not at all hard to take 1864
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 124
< $25 1378
Not specified 880

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 119
Lorazepam (Ativan) 60
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) 35
Lorazepam (Ativan) 30
Diazepam (Valium) 19
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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