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What are the side effects of lorazepam?

Common side effects of lorazepam include: unintended sleepiness, unsteadiness, dizziness, weakness, nausea, diarrhea, dry mouth, changes in appetite, fatigue, confusion, disorientation, vision changes, slurred speech, memory loss, vertigo, constipation, changes in libido, hair loss, erectile dysfunction, trouble reaching orgasm, lowered blood pressure or frequent difficult urination. Contact your doctor if these symptoms become persistent or severe. You may have an allergic reaction to this drug marked by difficulty breathing, hives, itchy rash and/or swelling in the face, throat or mouth. Serious side effects of lorazepam include: seizures, suicidal thoughts or depression, worsening of existing depression, hallucinations, insomnia, aggression or hostility, feelings of rage, anxiety, agitation or excitation, persistent tremors, inability to sit still, difficulty swallowing, yellowing of the eyes or skin (jaundice), arrhythmia, shuffling walk and fever. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop any of the serious side effects of lorazepam.

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