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Review: could Ativan cause Dementia?
We study 33,005 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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Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,183 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 45,442 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Sep, 14, 2014: 33,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 135 people (0.41%) have Dementia.
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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