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Seizure control, taking clonazepam. Irregular periods since taking clonazepam. Side effects of clonazepam?

I started taking clonazepam for seizure control in January and have had extremely irregular periods since then. Each month I am scared I am pregnant, but eventually it has come. I am later than the last three months and don't think I am pregnant. Is it a commonly experienced side effect of clonazepam to have what used to be extremely regular menstrual cycle become unpredictable?
Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, sedative, and hypnotic properties.

More common side effects with this medications are

Interference with cognitive and motor performance
Irritability and aggression
Psychomotor agitation
Lack of motivation
Loss of libido
Impaired motor function
Impaired coordination
Impaired balance
Cognitive impairments
Short-term memory loss
Anterograde amnesia (common with higher doses)

As you can see menstrual disturbances are not the common side effect of this medication although it can happen as a rare side effect.

Please consult a doctor if the problem persists.

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