Ativan and Delirium - from FDA reports


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 Lasix, and have Depression . We study 43,709 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 308 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 False. (latest outcomes from Ativan 47,105 users)

Delirium

Delirium (wild excitement) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, cancer pain (latest reports from 20,561 Delirium patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

43,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 308 people (0.7%) have Delirium


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Delirium?

Time on Ativan when people have Delirium *:

  • < 1 month: 84.21 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 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: 56.54 %
  • male: 43.46 %

Age of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.38 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.92 %
  • 20-29: 4.6 %
  • 30-39: 6.13 %
  • 40-49: 10.34 %
  • 50-59: 13.41 %
  • 60+: 63.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (36 people, 11.69%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (35 people, 11.36%)
  • Pain (31 people, 10.06%)
  • High Blood Pressure (22 people, 7.14%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 5.84%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (50 people, 16.23%)
  • Vioxx (45 people, 14.61%)
  • Oxycontin (45 people, 14.61%)
  • Lipitor (44 people, 14.29%)
  • Zometa (42 people, 13.64%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Confusional State (102 people, 33.12%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (79 people, 25.65%)
  • Weakness (77 people, 25.00%)
  • Pain (67 people, 21.75%)
  • Agitation (66 people, 21.43%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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