Review: could Ativan cause Dementia?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 5, 2014)
Severity ratings: 3.0/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 32,833 people who take Ativan. Among them, 135 have Dementia. See who they are, when they have Dementia and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,079 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Ativan include nausea, nausea aggravated, stress and anxiety, fatigue, anxiety aggravated.
Dementia (madness) (latest reports from 43,977 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.
On Mar, 5, 2014: 32,833 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 135 people (0.41%) have Dementia.
Time on Ativan when people have Dementia * :
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Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan * :
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Severity of Dementia when taking Ativan ** :
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How people recovered from Dementia ** :
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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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