Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Side Effects

Anti-anxiety drugs are prescription medications that are prescribed to people with anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic disorders and muscle spasms. These are known as benzodiazepines or benzos, which are a class of psychoactive drugs.

WARNING: Do not attempt to come off of psychiatric drugs without a doctor’s supervision. Call 855-734-2223 to find out more about getting off of anti-anxiety drugs.

Anti-anxiety drugs have been known to cause death, heart problems, hostility, suicide attempts, homicidal ideation, cognitive impairment, depression, addiction, sleepwalking, amnesia hallucinations and more.

36,472,663 people in the USA between the ages of 0-65+ were taking anti-anxiety drugs noted in 2014.

There have been 35,110 reports of adverse reactions to the US FDA in connection with taking anti-anxiety drugs.

Here are the top 10 adverse reactions that have been reported.

  • Anti-anxiety drug being ineffective
  • Insomnia
  • Dysgeusia
  • Completed suicide
  • Somnolence
  • Amnesia
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Respiratory arrest
  • Death
  • Anxiety

Some documented side effects of taking Anti-anxiety drugs:

  • Aggressive behavior
  • Agitation
  • Agranulocytosis
  • Amnesia
  • Epileptic seizures
  • Hallucinations
  • Hostility
  • Insomnia
  • Jaundice
  • Liver problems
  • Psychosis
  • Muscle tremors
  • Memory impairment
  • Nightmares

Side effects can persist for months or years after getting off anti-anxiety drugs.

Below is a list of common anti-anxiety drugs and some of the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented which are provided to help the public make informed and educated decisions.

Click on one of the drugs listed below to find out more about the drug reactions and harmful side effects that have been reported and documented.

  • Ambien (5,644 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Ativan (2,727 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Halcion (548 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Klonopin (3,298 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Valium (3,139 reports of adverse reactions)
  • Xanax (6,368 reports of adverse reactions)

If you or a loved one need help with getting off Anti-anxiety drugs, please contact a Narconon Fresh Start drug rehab counselor today at 855-734-2223.