Review: could Ativan cause Agoraphobia?


Summary

Agoraphobia is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Anxiety . We study 36,728 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 41 have Agoraphobia. Find out below who they are, when they have Agoraphobia and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 38,886 users)

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia (extreme or irrational fear of crowded spaces or enclosed public places) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, drug ineffective, agitation, diarrhea, insomnia (latest reports from 990 Agoraphobia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

36,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 41 people (0.11%) have Agoraphobia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Agoraphobia?

Time on Ativan when people have Agoraphobia *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 33.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Agoraphobia when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 37.5 %
  • male: 62.5 %

Age of people who have Agoraphobia when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 12.12 %
  • 20-29: 18.18 %
  • 30-39: 21.21 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 27.27 %
  • 60+: 3.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (9 people)
  • Pain (7 people)
  • Depression (7 people)
  • Neck Pain (6 people)
  • Road Traffic Accident (4 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (19 people)
  • Valium (16 people)
  • Neurontin (15 people)
  • Xanax (13 people)
  • Vistaril (11 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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