Clonazepam Drug Side Effects
Clonazepam (Klonopin®) is a medication often prescribed for the treatment of epileptic seizures and panic disorder. Although most people tolerate it well, as with any medication, side effects are possible. Problems that were most commonly reported during clinical studies include:
- Drowsiness -- in up to 50 percent of people
- Coordination problems -- up to 30 percent
- Behavior problems -- up to 25 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 12 percent
- Upper respiratory tract infections (such as the common cold) -- up to 10 percent.
Other common side effects of clonazepam (occurring in 1 to 10 percent of people) include:
- Speech problems
- A decreased sex drive
- Sinus infections
- An irritated or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Painful menstrual cramps
- Sexual problems (see Klonopin Sexual Side Effects).
(Click Clonazepam Side Effects to learn about other possible side effects of the drug, including clonazepam's less common but potentially serious side effects.)