Review: could Ativan cause Delirium?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 3, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 32,833 people who take Ativan. Among them, 252 have Delirium. See who they are, when they have Delirium and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,079 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ativan include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, fatigue, anxiety aggravated.
Delirium (wild excitement) (latest reports from 84,617 patients) has been reported by people with depression, pain, acupuncture and pain, high blood pressure, insomnia.
On Mar, 3, 2014: 32,833 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 252 people (0.77%) have Delirium.
Time on Ativan when people have Delirium * :
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Gender of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan * :
Age of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan * :
Severity of Delirium when taking Ativan ** :
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How people recovered from Delirium ** :
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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.
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TXGERL (1 year 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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