Review: could Ativan cause Dementia?
Summary: Dementia could be caused by Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prilosec, and have Anxiety.
We study 32,945 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 123 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia and more.
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On Apr, 14, 2014: 32,945 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 135 people (0.41%) have Dementia. They amount to 0.31% of all the 43,901 people who have Dementia on eHealthMe.
Time on Ativan when people have Dementia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan * :
Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan * :
Severity of Dementia when taking Ativan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Dementia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (30 people, 22.22%)
- Pain (29 people, 21.48%)
- Insomnia (27 people, 20.00%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (23 people, 17.04%)
- Hypertension (22 people, 16.30%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prilosec (45 people, 33.33%)
- Nitroglycerin (38 people, 28.15%)
- Seroquel (38 people, 28.15%)
- Zantac (36 people, 26.67%)
- Aspirin (36 people, 26.67%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Doesn't know who her family is. Doesn't know where she is. Had to start wearing adult diapers, has troubles swallowing foods, can't sit still, does things and says things she never would have said before.
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