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.
To see the total figures from IQVia on the number of people taking antianxiety drugs in the U.S., click here.
Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without a doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.
Also, read the FDA’s Klonopin Medication Guide for more information. MedGuides include “the particular serious and significant public health concern that has created the need for the Medication Guide” and notes “pediatric risks.” (Note: Unfortunately, the FDA MedGuides only work on a desktop, not on a mobile device. Please complain to the FDA to make their public advisories accessible to all. 1-888-INFO-FDA or 1-888-463-6332.)
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.
Difficulty breathing/ swallowing
Difficulty thinking/ remembering
Involuntary muscle movements
Muscle or joint pain
Problems with coordination
Swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue or throat
Upper respiratory tract infection
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.