Unless noted, all side effects are taken from the Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, Ativan FDA pamphlets

abdominal or stomach pain

acid reflux

aggression

agitation

Alzheimer’s Disease

amnesia

anemia

anxiety treatment interference

attack, assault, or force

black, tarry stools

bleeding gums

blistering, flaking, or peeling of the skin

blood in the urine or stools

bluish lips or skin

blurred vision

brain damage

burning, crawling, itching, numbness, prickling, “pins and needles, or tingling feelings

cancer

car accidents

catatonia

change in consciousness

changes in patterns and rhythms of speech

chills

cognitive dysfunction

coma

confusion

confusion about identity, place, and time

convulsions

cough or hoarseness

cystitis

dark urine

decrease interest in sexual intercourse

decrease in the frequency of urination

decreased urine output

delirium

delirium tremens-like state

depersonalization

depression

derealization

diarrhea

difficulty with breathing or swallowing

difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)

difficulty with speaking

discouragement

dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position

drooling

dry mouth

dysdiadochokinesis

environment seems unreal

excitation

falling in elderly

false beliefs that cannot be changed by fact

feeling of constant movement of self or surroundings

false or unusual sense of well-being

fast or irregular breathing

fast or irregular heartbeat

feeling sad or empty

feeling that others are watching you or controlling your behavior

feeling that others can hear your thoughts

feeling, seeing, or hearing things that are not there

fever with or without chills

general deterioration

general feeling of tiredness or weakness

hair loss or thinning of the hair

halos around lights

headache

hirsutism

hives, itching, or rash

hyper excitability

hyperventilation

inability to have or keep an erection

inability to move the eyes

increased blinking

increased muscle spasms or tone

increased thirst

indigestion

infection

insulin sensitivity

irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing

irritability

itching or rash

lack of memory of what takes place after a certain event

loss of appetite

loss of balance control

loss of bladder control

loss of consciousness

loss of interest or pleasure

loss of memory

loss of voice

lower back or side pain

lack of memory of what takes place after a certain event

loss of appetite

loss of balance control

loss of bladder control

loss of consciousness

loss of interest or pleasure

loss of memory

loss of voice

lower back or side pain

leukopenia (decreased white blood cells)

muscle pain or cramps

muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness

nasal congestion

nausea or vomiting

need to keep moving (akathisia)

neuropathy

night blindness

nightmares

not breathing

overbright appearance of lights

osteoporotic changes

osteoporosis

overbright appearance of lights

overdose with opioids

 

painful or difficult urination

pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

palpitations

panic

paranoia

parkinson’s treatment interference

pinpoint red spots on the skin

problems with memory

PTSD treatment interference

puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue

rapid weight gain

reddening of the skin, especially around ears

restlessness

seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there

seizures

shaking

shuffling walk

sleep apnea

slurred speech

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

stiffness of the limbs

styles

suicide

suicide ideation

sweating

swelling of the eyes or inside of the nose

swelling of the face, ankles, or hands

swollen glands

thoughts or attempts at killing oneself

tightness in the chest

thrombocytopenia

tolerance

trouble concentrating

trouble sleeping

trouble speaking

tunnel vision

twisting movements of body

twitching, twisting, or uncontrolled repetitive movements of the tongue, lips, face, arms, or legs

uncontrolled twisting movements of the neck, trunk, arms, or legs

ulcers, sores, or white spots in the mouth

uncontrolled movements, especially of the face, neck, and back

unexplained bleeding or bruising

unpleasant breath odor

unusual behavior

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

vomiting of blood

yellow eyes or skin

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