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Review: could Ativan cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 33,058 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,268 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,225 Ativan users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 81,454 Constipation patients)

On Feb, 13, 2015: 33,055 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 1,268 people (3.84%) have Constipation.

Trend of Constipation in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation22.50%27.50%17.50%20.00%5.00%0.00%7.50%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Constipation66.62%33.38%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.09%0.54%0.54%2.63%11.80%22.05%27.40%34.94%

Severity of Constipation when taking Ativan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%46.67%33.33%20.00%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation12.50%12.50%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (201 people, 15.85%)
  2. Anxiety (153 people, 12.07%)
  3. Multiple myeloma (138 people, 10.88%)
  4. Depression (126 people, 9.94%)
  5. Hypertension (77 people, 6.07%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (357 people, 28.15%)
  2. Ambien (300 people, 23.66%)
  3. Percocet (269 people, 21.21%)
  4. Aredia (253 people, 19.95%)
  5. Aspirin (249 people, 19.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Since being diagnosed with CRPS/RSD I have pain 100% of the time. It is not always a 10/10 but is always there in one form or another. It started in my right hand/arm after a accident while carrying a busing pan full of dirty dishes to be cleaned. While walking through a steel swinging door into the back of the kitchen the dishes started to shift weight and this caused the pan to shift and I found my whole body swinging with the pan/dishes. The pan/dishes and my upper body all swung to the right and into a solid steel door frame. This ended up crushing my hand, wrist, arm, and fingers and bus pan filled with about 60 lbs of wet dirty dishes between the mental frame connected to the wall/door. I remember trying not to drop the dishes and screaming as quietly as I could so that the customers would not walk out... I was given ice and taken to the closest ER for evaluation. I did notice since starting the Lorazepam 24 hours ago that I have to get up every hour to 2 hours to empty my bladder. I did have a Pelvic Sling placed and had to have it cut and partly removed due to noting being able to urinate on my own at all.

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  • From this study (12 months ago):

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