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 43,709 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 47 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 46,004 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 1,178 Agoraphobia patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

43,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 47 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: 36.36 %
  • male: 63.64 %

Age of people who have Agoraphobia when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 10.81 %
  • 20-29: 16.22 %
  • 30-39: 21.62 %
  • 40-49: 16.22 %
  • 50-59: 29.73 %
  • 60+: 5.41 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (9 people, 19.15%)
  • Depression (8 people, 17.02%)
  • Road Traffic Accident (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Pain (7 people, 14.89%)
  • Neck Pain (6 people, 12.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (19 people, 40.43%)
  • Valium (18 people, 38.30%)
  • Neurontin (15 people, 31.91%)
  • Xanax (13 people, 27.66%)
  • Vistaril (11 people, 23.40%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (24 people, 51.06%)
  • Depression (22 people, 46.81%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (21 people, 44.68%)
  • Panic Attack (16 people, 34.04%)
  • Vomiting (15 people, 31.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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