Ativan and 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. This review analyzes which people have Dementia with Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 43,709 people who have side effects when taking Ativan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Mar, 06, 2017

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%)
  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (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.

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