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Clonazepam (Klonopin)
Sleep and Anti-Anxiety Medication
Written by Maff     March 29, 2011    
I have used clonazepam to help me get off to sleep and also for treating the symptoms of anxiety like restlessness, irritability, and muscle tension.

For sleep it is great as I often have great trouble falling asleep due to a racing mind at bed time. After taking 0.5mg of clonazepam in tablet form I am out like a light in 10-15 minutes. Due to clonazepam having a short half-life in the body the effects have worn off by the morning so I do not experience any residual drowsiness, which is great!

For anxiety it doesn't get the same thumbs up from me. It is just too potent. Even at a low dose of 0.5mg taken twice a day I feel noticeably drowsy. I don't like anxiety but I also don't want my consciousness to be impaired by a treatment. I have found diazepam, which is less potent but longer lasting and more even in its effects, to be a much better choice.

Overall rating 
 
8.2
Perceived Effectiveness  
 
10.0
Lack of side effects (tolerability)  
 
5.0
Ease of use  
 
10.0
Value for money  
 
9.0
Would you recommend? 
 
7.0
Maff Reviewed by Maff March 29, 2011
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Good for sleep - too potent for use during the day

I have used clonazepam to help me get off to sleep and also for treating the symptoms of anxiety like restlessness, irritability, and muscle tension.

For sleep it is great as I often have great trouble falling asleep due to a racing mind at bed time. After taking 0.5mg of clonazepam in tablet form I am out like a light in 10-15 minutes. Due to clonazepam having a short half-life in the body the effects have worn off by the morning so I do not experience any residual drowsiness, which is great!

For anxiety it doesn't get the same thumbs up from me. It is just too potent. Even at a low dose of 0.5mg taken twice a day I feel noticeably drowsy. I don't like anxiety but I also don't want my consciousness to be impaired by a treatment. I have found diazepam, which is less potent but longer lasting and more even in its effects, to be a much better choice.

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