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Paxipam Side Effects

Generic Name: halazepam

Note: This document contains side effect information about halazepam. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Paxipam.

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.[Ref]


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


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 (the active ingredient contained in Paxipam) [Ref]

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


Respiratory side effects including dose-dependent respiratory depression have been associated with use of other benzodiazepines but has not been specifically reported for halazepam (the active ingredient contained in Paxipam) [Ref]


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Some side effects of Paxipam may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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