Review: could Ativan cause Constipation?
Summary: Constipation could be caused by Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Zometa, and have Pain.
We study 32,945 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,266 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.
On Apr, 11, 2014: 32,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 1,266 people (3.85%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.25% of all the 504,822 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.
Time on Ativan when people have Constipation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ativan * :
Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ativan * :
Severity of Constipation when taking Ativan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Constipation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Pain (201 people, 15.88%)
- Anxiety (151 people, 11.93%)
- Multiple myeloma (138 people, 10.90%)
- Depression (125 people, 9.87%)
- Hypertension (77 people, 6.08%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (357 people, 28.20%)
- Ambien (300 people, 23.70%)
- Percocet (269 people, 21.25%)
- Aredia (253 people, 19.98%)
- Aspirin (249 people, 19.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Ativan (lorazepam) is often used for stress and anxiety. Find out below the conditions Ativan is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
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From this study (2 months ago):
I take all my medications between 12:00pm & 2pm. I start getting nauseous between 6:00pm & 7:00pm every night.
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