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Review: could Clonazepam cause Apnea?

Summary: Apnea could be caused by Clonazepam, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Alprazolam, and have Psychotic disorder.

We study 38,594 people who have side effects while taking Clonazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 625 have Apnea. Find out below who they are, when they have Apnea and more.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 38,552 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam. Among them, 625 people (1.62%) have Apnea. They amount to 0.93% of all the 66,936 people who have Apnea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Apnea in Clonazepam reports

Time on Clonazepam when people have Apnea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Apnea83.33%0.00%8.33%0.00%8.33%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Apnea when taking Clonazepam * :

FemaleMale
Apnea64.19%35.81%

Age of people who have Apnea when taking Clonazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Apnea0.78%0.62%3.26%16.74%24.50%24.81%22.64%6.67%

Severity of Apnea when taking Clonazepam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Apnea ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Psychotic disorder (28 people, 4.48%)
  2. Pain (23 people, 3.68%)
  3. Breakthrough pain (17 people, 2.72%)
  4. Headache (9 people, 1.44%)
  5. Migraine (9 people, 1.44%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Alprazolam (90 people, 14.40%)
  2. Methadone hcl (65 people, 10.40%)
  3. Oxycodone hcl (62 people, 9.92%)
  4. Mirtazapine (50 people, 8.00%)
  5. Carisoprodol (43 people, 6.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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