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 2,230 1,205
panic disorder 921 529
Insomnia 409 257
epilepsy 402 177
Panic attacks 271 184
generalized anxiety disorder 210 146

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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 155
Moderate 357
Mild 677
None 1,177

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Clonazepam

Side effect Patients
Drowsiness 189
Sleepiness 139
Fatigue 51
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 50
Groggy in morning 46
Sedation 38

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Clonazepam

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 129
0.5 mg daily 113
0.5mg as needed 77
1 mg twice daily 67
2 mg daily 67
1 mg three times daily 58
0.5 mg twice daily 55
1mg as needed 44
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 330
Did not seem to work 289
Other 236
Side effects too severe 234
Course of treatment ended 98
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 29
Expense 27
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Duration

Currently taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 15
1 - 6 months 37
6 months - 1 year 59
1 - 2 years 100
2 - 5 years 230
5 - 10 years 250
10 years or more 207

Stopped taking Clonazepam

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 148
1 - 6 months 211
6 months - 1 year 154
1 - 2 years 139
2 - 5 years 201
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1652
Usually 439
Sometimes 203
Never taken as prescribed 72
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 72
Somewhat hard to take 151
A little hard to take 335
Not at all hard to take 1808
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 5
$50-99 36
$25-49 122
< $25 1342
Not specified 857

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Clonazepam after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 105
Lorazepam (Ativan) 55
Diazepam (Valium) 22
Quetiapine (Seroquel) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

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Patients stopped taking Clonazepam and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Alprazolam (Xanax) 32
Lorazepam (Ativan) 29
Diazepam (Valium) 18
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 11
Buspirone (BuSpar) 10

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214 patient evaluations for Clonazepam

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

Apr 18, 2017 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 27, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2015 (Started Mar 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent worry)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Anxiety attacks)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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