Could Ativan cause 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 44,745 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 306 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 47,058 users)

Delirium

Delirium (wild excitement) has been reported by people with depression, pain, high blood pressure, insomnia, cancer pain (latest reports from 20,557 Delirium patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

44,745 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 306 people (0.68%) have Delirium


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Delirium?

Time on Ativan when people have Delirium *:

  • < 1 month: 76.19 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.52 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.52 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 55.92 %
  • male: 44.08 %

Age of people who have Delirium when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.39 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.93 %
  • 20-29: 4.63 %
  • 30-39: 6.18 %
  • 40-49: 10.42 %
  • 50-59: 13.51 %
  • 60+: 62.93 %

Severity of Delirium **:

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

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (49 people, 16.01%)
  • Vioxx (45 people, 14.71%)
  • Oxycontin (45 people, 14.71%)
  • Lipitor (44 people, 14.38%)
  • Prilosec (42 people, 13.73%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Ativan, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (18 people, 5.88%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Confusional State (100 people, 32.68%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (78 people, 25.49%)
  • Weakness (76 people, 24.84%)
  • Pain (67 people, 21.90%)
  • Agitation (66 people, 21.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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