Halazepam Side Effects

Not all side effects for halazepam may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to halazepam: oral tablet

If you experience any of the following serious side effects, stop taking halazepam and seek emergency medical attention:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, face, or tongue; or hives);

  • sores in the mouth or throat;

  • yellowing of the skin or eyes;

  • a rash;

  • hallucinations or severe confusion; or

  • changes in vision.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to take halazepam and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • drowsiness, dizziness, or clumsiness;

  • depression;

  • nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation;

  • difficulty urinating;

  • vivid dreams;

  • headache;

  • dry mouth;

  • decreased sex drive; or

  • changes in behavior.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to halazepam: oral tablet

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have been common and have included drowsiness, sedation, somnolence, confusion, poor memory, dizziness, ataxia, and decreased motor coordination (particularly in elderly patients). Paradoxical excitement and behavioral disinhibition have also been observed by some clinicians.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects including nausea and dry mouth have been reported.

Other

Other side effects have included withdrawal symptoms after either abrupt cessation or fast tapering of benzodiazepines and tolerance to the pharmacologic effects of other benzodiazepines has been reported . However, withdrawal symptoms have not been specifically reported for halazepam.

Withdrawal symptoms may include agitation, restlessness, anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremor, abdominal discomfort, blurred vision, vomiting, sweating, and seizures.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects including dose-dependent respiratory depression have been associated with use of other benzodiazepines but has not been specifically reported for halazepam.

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