|Chemical name: Clonazepam
Brand name: Klonopin
Typical dosage: 1mg
Typical type: Tablet1
Clonazepam is a medication used to treat panic disorder, panic attacks and seizures. Clonazepam is available as a brand name and a generic. It is available as an oral tablet.
Clonazepam is a medication used to treat panic and seizure disorders. Clonazepam is a schedule-4 medication. The brand name equivalent of Clonazepam is called Klonopin.
Your dose of Clonazepam will depend on what condition you are treating. Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine medication.
Major side effects of Clonazepam include tiredness, constipation, excess saliva, dizziness, fatigue and signs of a common cold.
Yes! 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Clonazepam.1
Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Clonazepam.
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Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.
|Deductible stage||Typical copay stage|
|Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.
In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.
Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
|After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.
During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
|$2 – $24||Free – $24|
Take Clonazepam with a full glass of water.
Clonazepam is a scheduled medication because it has potential for abuse. If you use Clonazepam over a long period of time, it can be habit forming, or you can develop tolerance.
If you become tolerant to Clonazepam, your dose may need to be increased as it may not work as well. Talk to your doctor before increasing your dose.
Clonazepam can make you very tired or dizzy, so use caution when doing activities that require your full attention.
You should not drink alcohol while taking Clonazepam. Use of medications like Clonazepam with opioid medications like Norco or Percocet can lead to very bad side effects.
Call your doctor or get immediate medical assistance if you have symptoms of troubled breathing, if you feel very sleeping or dizzy or if you pass out.
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.
Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.
Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.
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1 GoodRx. Clonazepam. Retrieved May 2019, from www.goodrx.com/clonazepam.
2 Jacobson, Gretchen; et al. A Dozen Facts About Medicare Advantage. (Nov. 13, 2018). Kaiser Family Foundation. Retrieved from www.kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/a-dozen-facts-about-medicare-advantage.
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