Review: could Ativan cause Delirium?
Summary: Delirium is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Depression.
We study 33,066 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 252 have Delirium. Find out below who they are, when they have Delirium and more.
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Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,240 Ativan users)
Delirium (wild excitement) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, herpes zoster. (latest reports from 14,586 Delirium patients)
On Mar, 30, 2015: 33,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 252 people (0.76%) have Delirium.
Time on Ativan when people have Delirium * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan * :
Age of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan * :
Severity of Delirium when taking Ativan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Delirium ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (29 people, 11.51%)
- Pain (28 people, 11.11%)
- Anxiety (24 people, 9.52%)
- Hypertension (17 people, 6.75%)
- Multiple myeloma (12 people, 4.76%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (44 people, 17.46%)
- Vioxx (43 people, 17.06%)
- Lasix (42 people, 16.67%)
- Lipitor (42 people, 16.67%)
- Oxycontin (40 people, 15.87%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
Comments for this study:
TXGERL (2 years ago):
Question. My husband 65 has chf and afib. He has alot of medical problems but dementia was not one of them. He was giving ativan for his anxiety and his B/P and resp. dropped B/P 48/24 and had like a sleep apnea. They gave him a drug to reverse it. Afterwards he seemed slightly confused and I was told it was from his liver function being impaired and was the toxins causing it. He came home a couple weeks later but his afib went out of control 198 and was defib x2 in ambulance and on a vent. when I arrived at ER. He was off vent the next day and was ok mentally with a little trouble with his memory. He is scared of hospitals and had an anxiety attack and was giving ativan again. This time he acts like he has full dementia. How can he have dementia overnight? I asked about Delirium and was told no he just "turned a corner" from being sick.?
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