Review: could Ativan cause Dementia?


Summary

Dementia 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 Prilosec, and have Anxiety . We study 36,728 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 144 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia 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 38,886 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with death, weakness, drowsiness, diarrhea, pneumonia (latest reports from 13,833 Dementia patients).

On Aug, 25, 2016

36,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 144 people (0.39%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Dementia?

Time on Ativan when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 38.46 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 7.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.38 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 15.38 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.38 %
  • 10+ years: 7.69 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 59.15 %
  • male: 40.85 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.86 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.86 %
  • 20-29: 0.86 %
  • 30-39: 0.86 %
  • 40-49: 11.21 %
  • 50-59: 9.48 %
  • 60+: 75.86 %

Severity if Dementia when taking Ativan **:

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

How people recovered from Dementia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (28 people)
  • Pain (20 people)
  • Insomnia (16 people)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (16 people)
  • Hypertension (15 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (37 people)
  • Prilosec (37 people)
  • Coumadin (36 people)
  • Nitroglycerin (33 people)
  • Lasix (33 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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