Unless noted, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • osteoporotic changes

  • osteoporosis

  • overdose with opioids

  • 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