Could Clonazepam cause Apnea - from FDA reports


Summary

Apnea is found among people who take Clonazepam, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Alprazolam, and have Psychotic disorder . We study 58,007 people who have side effects while taking Clonazepam from FDA. Among them, 946 have Apnea. Find out below who they are, when they have Apnea and more.

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Clonazepam

Clonazepam has active ingredients of clonazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Clonazepam 62,593 users)

Apnea

Apnea (temporary absence or cessation of breathing) has been reported by people with pain, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 21,893 Apnea patients).

On Dec, 11, 2016

58,007 people reported to have side effects when taking Clonazepam.
Among them, 946 people (1.63%) have Apnea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Clonazepam cause Apnea?

Time on Clonazepam when people have Apnea *:

  • < 1 month: 78.57 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 7.14 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Apnea when taking Clonazepam *:

  • female: 60.85 %
  • male: 39.15 %

Age of people who have Apnea when taking Clonazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.99 %
  • 2-9: 0.88 %
  • 10-19: 3.18 %
  • 20-29: 18.55 %
  • 30-39: 24.7 %
  • 40-49: 25.47 %
  • 50-59: 18.44 %
  • 60+: 7.79 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Psychotic Disorder (27 people, 2.85%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (12 people, 1.27%)
  • Insomnia (10 people, 1.06%)
  • Pain (9 people, 0.95%)
  • Ill-Defined Disorder (8 people, 0.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Alprazolam (116 people, 12.26%)
  • Zolpidem (72 people, 7.61%)
  • Gabapentin (59 people, 6.24%)
  • Diazepam (55 people, 5.81%)
  • Mirtazapine (51 people, 5.39%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Cardiac Arrest (823 people, 87.00%)
  • Completed Suicide (427 people, 45.14%)
  • Poisoning (114 people, 12.05%)
  • Drug Abuse And Dependence (102 people, 10.78%)
  • Death (66 people, 6.98%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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