CLONAZEPAM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • muscle weakness

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • indigestion
  • drowsiness
  • inducing of a relaxed easy state
  • dizziness
  • low energy
  • loss of muscle coordination
  • slurred speech

INFREQUENT side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • confusion
  • behavioral problems
  • abnormal nervous system function affecting alertness

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • throat irritation
  • bronchitis
  • the inability to have an erection
  • cough
  • diarrhea
  • intense abdominal pain

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • dehydration
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • manic behavior
  • suicidal behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • depression
  • feelings of hostility
  • irregular involuntary spasms of limbs or facial muscles
  • decreased lung function
  • memory loss
  • hallucinations
  • a tonic-clonic seizure
  • a skin rash
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • an enlarged liver
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a hypersensitivity reaction to a drug
  • accidental falls
  • hemiparesis
  • a movement disorder called dysdiadochokinesis
  • worsening of seizure

If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

  • over excitement
  • depersonalization, a disconnection of one's own sense of reality or identity
  • altered interest in having sexual intercourse
  • addiction to a drug
  • nightmares
  • agitation
  • aggressive behavior
  • double vision
  • changes in the visual field
  • blurred vision
  • a change in vision
  • dry eye
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • gum pain
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
  • constipation
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • contact dermatitis, a type of skin rash that occurs from contact with an offending substance
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • hirsutism, a condition of hair growth on parts of the body normally without hair
  • dry skin
  • muscle pain
  • cramps
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • a sleep disorder
  • fever
  • muscle tremors
  • decreased tone or tension in a part of the body
  • puffy face from water retention
  • decreased appetite
  • weight gain
  • weight loss
  • excessive thirst
  • increased hunger
  • headache
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • sneezing
  • heart throbbing or pounding
  • trouble breathing
  • yawning
  • nausea
  • difficult or painful urination
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • urination during the night
  • abnormal color of urine
  • nervousness
  • runny nose
  • irritability
  • abnormal dreams
  • a loss of taste
  • an increased interest in having sexual intercourse
  • bronchial congestion
  • loss of voice
  • thickening of tongue
  • problems thinking clearly

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