Prescription Drug Coverage

Clonazepam (Klonopin) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Clonazepam or Klonopin. Learn more about Clonazepam and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
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.

How much does Clonazepam cost with Medicare?

Clonazepam coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Clonazepam?

According to GoodRx, 100% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Clonazepam in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Clonazepam include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2024 Medicare Advantage plans include prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Clonazepam. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

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.  

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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.

1 GoodRx. Clonazepam. Retrieved November 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 15, 2023). Medicare Advantage 2024 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.