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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.

What are the drugs

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,195 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Valium (latest outcomes from 21,812 users) has active ingredients of diazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

On Nov, 17, 2014: 8,473 female patients aged 70 who take the same drugs 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)
None

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)
DepressionAnxiety
Weight Gain PoorDelusion (a false belief or opinion)
Listless (lack of interest, energy, or spirit)Fall
Mood Swings (an extreme or rapid change in mood)Victim Of Abuse
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Transient Ischaemic Attack (a transient episode of neurologic dysfunction caused by ischemia (loss of blood flow))
Tinnitus (a ringing in the ears)Drug Withdrawal Convulsions
Headache (pain in head)Rectal Bleeding (bleeding from rectum)
WeaknessFrequent Bowel Movements
Cardiogenic Shock (inadequate circulation of blood)Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur)
Multi-organ Failure (multisystem organ failure)Hallucination (an experience involving the perception of something not present)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
ativan6.45%16.13%42.74%29.03%5.65%
Valium2.04%26.53%28.57%32.65%10.20%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

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:

Recent related drug comparison:

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

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