Klonopin Sexual Side Effects
Clinical studies have shown that Klonopin can cause certain sexual side effects, such as changes in sex drive, ejaculation problems, and impotence. If you experience any of these Klonopin sexual side effects, talk with your healthcare provider. He or she may be able to recommend treatment, or may suggest changing your Klonopin dosage or switching to a different medication for your condition.
Klonopin Sexual Side Effects: An OverviewKlonopin® (clonazepam), like many other medications, is known to cause certain sexual side effects. These Klonopin sexual side effects may include:
- Changes in sex drive (also known as libido)
- Ejaculation problems
- Impotence (also known as erectile dysfunction or ED)
Klonopin and Sex DriveIn studies, people taking Klonopin reported changes in sex drive, including an increased or decreased sex drive. These problems were rare, with less than 1 percent of people reporting these Klonopin side effects.
Klonopin and Ejaculation ProblemsKlonopin is also known to cause ejaculatory problems in men. In clinical studies where the side effects of Klonopin were documented, up to 2 percent of men taking Klonopin for panic disorder treatment reported problems with delayed ejaculation.
Klonopin and ImpotenceKlonopin is known to cause impotence in men. Impotence is often defined as a total inability to achieve an erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. Ultimately, impotence is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. In clinical studies where the side effects of Klonopin were documented, impotence occurred in up to 3 percent of men taking Klonopin for panic disorder.