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 36,726 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,353 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 Ativan 37,985 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, weakness, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 95,174 Constipation patients).

On Aug, 24, 2016

36,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 1,353 people (3.68%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Constipation?

Time on Ativan when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 23.53 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 26.47 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 14.71 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 26.47 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 2.94 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 65.33 %
  • male: 34.67 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.64 %
  • 10-19: 0.91 %
  • 20-29: 2.9 %
  • 30-39: 10.62 %
  • 40-49: 21.78 %
  • 50-59: 27.5 %
  • 60+: 35.57 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Ativan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 46.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 20.0 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 12.5 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 75.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (187 people)
  • Anxiety (143 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (135 people)
  • Depression (117 people)
  • Metastases To Bone (82 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (388 people)
  • Ambien (312 people)
  • Aredia (272 people)
  • Percocet (270 people)
  • Oxycontin (252 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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