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ativan vs Valium, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 75

This is personalized comparison of ativan vs Valium for a female aged 75. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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On Feb, 1, 2014: 8,447 people are studied in ativan vs Valium

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female70anxiety

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
ativan lorazepamnot specified
Valium diazepamRoche

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 70 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

ativanValium (Roche)
None0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ativanValium (Roche)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Asthenia (weakness)Fall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaDizziness
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Asthenia (weakness)
FallPain
VomitingChest Pain
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
PainDiarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ativanValium (Roche)
DepressionTransient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
Weight Gain PoorDrug Withdrawal Convulsions
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Victim Of Abuse
Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)Delusion (a false belief or opinion)
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fall
Headache (pain in head)Rectal Bleeding (bleeding from rectum)
WeaknessAnxiety
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Headache (pain in head)
Cardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)Adjustment Disorder With Mixed Anxiety And Depressed Mood

For people in general (regardless of gender or age):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

ativanValium (Roche)
None0.00%0.00%

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ativanValium (Roche)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Asthenia (weakness)Fall
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DiarrhoeaDizziness
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Dehydration (dryness resulting from the removal of water)Asthenia (weakness)
FallPain
VomitingChest Pain
DizzinessHeadache (pain in head)
PainDiarrhoea

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
ativanValium (Roche)
DepressionTransient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)Rectal Bleeding (bleeding from rectum)
Weight Gain PoorFrequent Bowel Movements
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Headache (pain in head)
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Victim Of Abuse
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
Numbness And Tingling (unusual prickling sensations)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Fall
Cardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)Delusion (a false belief or opinion)
WeaknessParanoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)

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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.

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