Review: could Ativan cause Cerebral Atrophy?


Cerebral atrophy is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 36,726 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 126 have Cerebral atrophy. Find out below who they are, when they have Cerebral atrophy and more.

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Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 37,985 users)

Cerebral Atrophy

Cerebral atrophy (decrement in size of brain) has been reported by people with vascular anomaly, postictal state, drug ineffective, mitral valve incompetence, insomnia (latest reports from 3,659 Cerebral atrophy patients).

On Aug, 19, 2016

36,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 126 people (0.34%) have Cerebral Atrophy

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Cerebral atrophy?

Time on Ativan when people have Cerebral Atrophy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Cerebral Atrophy when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 44.72 %
  • male: 55.28 %

Age of people who have Cerebral Atrophy when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.85 %
  • 20-29: 0.93 %
  • 30-39: 0.93 %
  • 40-49: 10.19 %
  • 50-59: 29.63 %
  • 60+: 56.48 %

Severity if Cerebral Atrophy when taking Ativan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Cerebral Atrophy **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (26 people)
  • Depression (21 people)
  • Pain (19 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (15 people)
  • Nausea (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (65 people)
  • Aredia (63 people)
  • Prednisone (45 people)
  • Dexamethasone (41 people)
  • Levaquin (39 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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