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 Lipitor, and have Depression . We study 33,032 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 254 have Delirium. Find out below who they are, when they have Delirium 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 34,723 users)

Delirium

Delirium (wild excitement) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, otosclerosis, xxxy syndrome, respiratory depression (latest reports from 14,311 Delirium patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

33,032 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 254 people (0.77%) have Delirium


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Delirium?

Time on Ativan when people have Delirium *:

  • < 1 month: 73.68 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10.53 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10.53 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 52.96 %
  • male: 47.04 %

Age of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.4 %
  • 20-29: 6.05 %
  • 30-39: 6.51 %
  • 40-49: 10.7 %
  • 50-59: 14.42 %
  • 60+: 60.93 %

Severity if Delirium when taking Ativan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Delirium **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 100 %
  • not yet: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (28 people)
  • Pain (25 people)
  • Anxiety (24 people)
  • Hypertension (16 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (12 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Vioxx (42 people)
  • Lipitor (42 people)
  • Lasix (41 people)
  • Zometa (36 people)
  • Prednisone (36 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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