Review: could Ativan cause Hair Loss?


Summary

Hair loss is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for 10+ years, also take medication Zometa, and have Anxiety . We study 33,033 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 417 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss 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 34,724 users)

Hair Loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with loss of libido, rashes, stress and anxiety, erection problems, chest pain (latest reports from 41,370 Hair loss patients).

On Jul, 24, 2016

33,033 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 417 people (1.26%) have Hair Loss


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Hair loss?

Time on Ativan when people have Hair Loss *:

  • < 1 month: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 22.22 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 22.22 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Hair Loss when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 87.31 %
  • male: 12.69 %

Age of people who have Hair Loss when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.28 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.15 %
  • 30-39: 12.08 %
  • 40-49: 39.33 %
  • 50-59: 19.94 %
  • 60+: 20.22 %

Severity if Hair Loss when taking Ativan **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 33.33 %
  • severe: 44.44 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Hair Loss **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 12.5 %
  • not yet: 87.5 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (51 people)
  • Eczema (49 people)
  • Breast Cancer (39 people)
  • Depression (34 people)
  • Sleep Disorder (21 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (127 people)
  • Zofran (85 people)
  • Aredia (85 people)
  • Percocet (78 people)
  • Lorazepam (74 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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