Benzodiazepine Side Effects

You should seek medical attention if you suffer from any of these possible benzodiazepine side effects; the list should not be considered exhaustive. The cause of these symptoms may be unrelated to your use of benzodiazepines.

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Clumsiness
  • Weakness
  • Lethargy
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Memory impairment
  • Headache
  • Sleep disturbances, insomnia
  • Slurred speech
  • Anxiety
  • Increased nervousness, excitability, or irritability
  • Behavioural changes
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hallucinations
  • Muscle spasms
  • Skin rashes
  • Constipation
  • Nausea
  • Muscle weakness
  • Tremor
  • Changes in libido
  • Urinary retention or incontinence
  • Low blood pressure

Please regard these documents as informed opinion and not replacements for professional healthcare. We do not claim them to be complete, nor 100% correct for all people. It is important that you discuss any ideas from this website with your doctor or other appropriate healthcare practitioner.