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Ativan vs Valium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 38

This is personalized comparison of Ativan vs Valium for a female aged 38. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,193 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,809 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

What is the symptom

Disorientation (disability in which the senses of time, direction, and recognition of people and places) (latest reports from 193,609 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis, stress and anxiety.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 7,391 female patients aged 35 who take the same drugs are studied in Ativan vs Valium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female35Post Concussion Syndrome

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Ativan lorazepamBiovail
Valium diazepamRoche

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 35 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Ativan (Biovail)Valium (Roche)
Disorientation2.35%2.44%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ativan (Biovail)Valium (Roche)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
AnxietyAnxiety
DepressionDizziness
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
Headache (pain in head)Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
Pyrexia (fever)Depression
VomitingFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessVomiting
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Pyrexia (fever)
Suicidal IdeationInsomnia (sleeplessness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Ativan (Biovail)Valium (Roche)
Headache (pain in head)Insomnia (sleeplessness)
AnxietyNight Sweats (sweating in night)
Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)Renal Failure (kidney dysfunction)
Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder)Weight Loss - Unintentional
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Dizziness
Tibia Fracture (fracture of lower leg bone)Exhaustion, Fatigue, Lethargy, Tiredness, Weariness (feeling of tiredness)
Pelvic PainPregnancy
Emotional DistressWeight Increased
Swelling Of The Ankles - Feet - LegsAbdominal Bloating (feeling of tightness around abdomen)
Oedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Ativan2.03%19.46%37.06%34.52%6.94%
Valium4.63%25.98%37.01%25.27%7.12%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Ativan (lorazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Valium (diazepam) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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