Klonopin, which has the generic name clonazepam, is a benzodiazepine drug that is primarily used to treat seizure disorders and panic disorders.
A physician can also use it to treat other conditions as seen fit. There are Klonopin side effects that need to be taken into account before ingesting this medication. Please remember that you need to tell your health care provider all of the medications you are taking before being prescribed this drug.
These side effects can vary in degree depending on many factors including a person’s age, weight, and other drugs are taking.
These are some of the most common Klonopin side effects that can occur when taking this medication: loss of coordination; dry mouth; headache; loss of coordination; lightheaded; nausea; and an increase in salivation.
Remember that these are just a few of the most common side effects that can range in severity from person to person. You can find a full list of the side effects by asking your pharmacy for information on Klonopin, by researching it online, or by looking at the handout many pharmacies give to customers with their medications.
There are some major Klonopin side effects that you need to be especially vigilant of so you can report these to your doctor immediately.
Among these are confusion; dark urine; new or worsening seizures; painful menstrual periods; changes in sexual function; unusual bleeding or bruising; and blurred vision and other vision changes.
Certain allergic reactions may occur such as having a rash or developing hives. Also, swelling of the mouth, throat, and face can happen as a result of an allergic reaction. These side effects can be severe enough to be life threatening and should be reported immediately to your physician.
Some of these side effects can be handled with other medications. Also remember, that is you happen to experience something that renders you incapacitated, please seek emergency treatment immediately.
These klonopin side effects should be taken seriously, but you should be aware that they do not occur in the majority or patients that ingest this medication. The best thing you can do is keep an open line of communication with your health care provider so you know what to expect.