Side Effects of Clonazepam
Clonazepam (also known by the brand name Klonopin) is prescribed to help control seizures and to treat panic disorders. It slows down psychological responses to anxiety, producing a calming effect. It is a central nervous system depressant and can create a feeling similar to intoxication.
Drug abusers seeking the feeling of intoxication may easily become addicted to clonazepam. The body develops a tolerance to the drug in a short period of time, so the dose must be increased in order to produce its original effects. Abusing clonazepam this way may lead to an addiction.
Allergic Reaction to Clonazepam
The following symptoms may indicate an allergic reaction to clonazepam:
- Difficulty breathing
- Swelling of the face, tongue, lips, or throat
If you experience an allergic reaction, please seek medical attention immediately.
Serious Side Effects of Clonazepam
Serious side effects can occur with the misuse of the drug. Exceeding the recommended dosage, taking the drug for an extended period of time without the permission of a doctor, and any other use outside of a doctor’s directions can be considered misuse. Serious side effects can include:
- Confusion or hallucinations
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss
- Change in motor skills
- Involuntary eye movements
- Weak breathing
- Chest tightness
General Side Effects of Clonazepam
It is possible that someone taking clonazepam may experience some of the following general side effects:
- Weight changes
- Agitation or hostility
- Slurred speech
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea, diarrhea, constipation
- Skin rash
Drug Interactions with Clonazepam
When taking clonazepam, it is important to make your doctor aware of any other drugs you might be taking. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Cold or allergy medications
- Muscle relaxers
- Sleep aids
- MAO inhibitors
- Narcotic pain medication
- Vitamins, minerals, or herbal products
A doctor should be able to determine whether taking clonazepam is right for you.
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