Could Ativan cause Dementia - from FDA reports


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 Seroquel, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 43,709 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 161 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 47,091 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, dementia (latest reports from 18,313 Dementia patients).

On Dec, 26, 2016

43,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 161 people (0.37%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Dementia?

Time on Ativan when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 18.18 %
  • 10+ years: 9.09 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 61.64 %
  • male: 38.36 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.78 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.56 %
  • 20-29: 0.78 %
  • 30-39: 0.78 %
  • 40-49: 10.16 %
  • 50-59: 11.72 %
  • 60+: 74.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (35 people, 21.74%)
  • Pain (20 people, 12.42%)
  • Depression (19 people, 11.80%)
  • High Blood Pressure (17 people, 10.56%)
  • Insomnia (16 people, 9.94%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (39 people, 24.22%)
  • Prilosec (37 people, 22.98%)
  • Coumadin (37 people, 22.98%)
  • Lasix (34 people, 21.12%)
  • Aspirin (33 people, 20.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fall (57 people, 35.40%)
  • Weakness (56 people, 34.78%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (48 people, 29.81%)
  • High Blood Pressure (47 people, 29.19%)
  • Pain (46 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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