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 Hypercalcaemia of malignancy. This review analyzes which people have Dementia with Ativan. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 46,976 people who have side effects when taking Ativan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 21, 2017

46,976 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 179 people (0.38%) 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: 62.5 %
  • male: 37.5 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.7 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.4 %
  • 20-29: 0.7 %
  • 30-39: 1.4 %
  • 40-49: 9.79 %
  • 50-59: 11.19 %
  • 60+: 74.83 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypercalcaemia Of Malignancy (16 people, 8.94%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (14 people, 7.82%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (12 people, 6.70%)
  • Metastases To Bone (11 people, 6.15%)
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (11 people, 6.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (41 people, 22.91%)
  • Prilosec (38 people, 21.23%)
  • Coumadin (37 people, 20.67%)
  • Lasix (36 people, 20.11%)
  • Aspirin (33 people, 18.44%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weakness (59 people, 32.96%)
  • Fall (59 people, 32.96%)
  • Anaemia (43 people, 24.02%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (42 people, 23.46%)
  • Confusional State (41 people, 22.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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