ATIVAN 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
  • 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

  • low energy
  • diarrhea
  • generalized weakness

RARE side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

  • a type of blood disorder where the red blood cells burst called hemolytic anemia
  • low blood counts due to bone marrow failure
  • anemia
  • decreased blood platelets
  • very low levels of granulocytes, a type of white blood cell
  • low levels of white blood cells
  • low levels of a type of white blood cell called neutrophils
  • increased eosinophils in the blood
  • high levels of white blood cells
  • mental problems from taking the drug
  • manic behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • addiction to a drug
  • depression
  • feelings of hostility
  • low blood pressure
  • decreased lung function
  • coma
  • memory loss
  • hallucinations
  • seizures
  • a skin rash
  • apnea, a breathing interruption
  • trouble breathing
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • abnormal liver function tests
  • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
  • a type of allergic reaction called angioedema
  • accidental falls
  • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
  • sleepwalking

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
  • nightmares
  • agitation
  • aggressive behavior
  • double vision
  • blurred vision
  • a change in vision
  • pink eye
  • nystagmus, a condition with involuntary eye movements
  • excessive saliva production
  • dry mouth
  • stomatitis, a condition with painful swelling and sores inside the mouth
  • a painful, red or swollen tongue
  • constipation
  • a problem with menstrual periods
  • itching
  • hair loss
  • cramps
  • difficulty concentrating
  • fainting
  • sensation of spinning or whirling
  • a sleep disorder
  • muscle tremors
  • decreased appetite
  • excessive thirst
  • headache
  • a type of speech disorder called dysarthria
  • yawning
  • hiccups
  • nausea
  • difficult or painful urination
  • involuntary leakage of urine
  • nervousness
  • irritability
  • complex sleep behaviors like eating or driving while asleep
  • abnormal dreams
  • problems thinking clearly
  • fast heartbeat

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