Klonopin Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine drug (anti-anxiety drug), also known as Clonazepam, Clonex, Iktorivil, Paxam, Rivatril, Rivotril, Solfidin.

Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.



Klonopin Drug Warnings:

There have been two drug regulatory agency warnings from two countries (New Zealand and United States) on Klonopin (or clonazepam). These include the following (note that some warnings cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of warnings):

1 warning on Klonopin causing suicide risk or attempts
1 warning on Klonopin causing metabolic disorders

Klonopin Drug Studies:

There have been six studies done in six countries (Australia, Canada, France, Taiwan, United Kingdom and United States) on Klonopin (or clonazepam). These include the following (note that some studies cite more than one side effect, so the list below may not be equal to the total number of studies):

2 studies on Klonopin causing dementia
1 study on Klonopin causing death or increased risk of death
1 study on Klonopin causing violence
1 study on Klonopin causing homicidal ideation
1 study on Klonopin causing cancer

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 3,298 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Klonopin.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 316 cases of completed suicides
  • 257 cases of death
  • 233 cases of the drug being ineffective
  • 207 cases of cardiac arrest
  • 197 cases of respiratory arrest
  • 192 cases of anxiety
  • 180 cases of somnolence (sleepiness)
  • 175 cases of overdose
  • 170 cases of insomnia
  • 161 cases of convulsions


Documented Side Effects of Klonopin:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Behavior problems
Blurred vision
Depression
Difficulty breathing/ swallowing
Difficulty thinking/ remembering
Dizziness
Hives
Involuntary muscle movements

Memory disturbance
Muscle or joint pain
Problems with coordination
Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue or throat
Upper respiratory tract infection

Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.