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Review: could Ativan cause Ibs?

Summary: Ibs could be caused by Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Seroquel, and have Anxiety.

We study 32,949 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 102 have Ibs. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs and more.

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Ativan

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,106 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) (latest reports from 70,466 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, osteopenia, depression, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 32,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 102 people (0.31%) have Ibs. They amount to 0.15% of all the 70,105 people who have Ibs on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ibs in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Ibs * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ibs0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%

Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Ibs88.68%11.32%

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibs0.00%0.00%1.11%18.89%7.78%27.78%16.67%27.78%

Severity of Ibs when taking Ativan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ibs0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ibs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ibs0.00%50.00%50.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (28 people, 27.45%)
  2. Pain (15 people, 14.71%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (10 people, 9.80%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 7.84%)
  5. Contraception (6 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (33 people, 32.35%)
  2. Zoloft (32 people, 31.37%)
  3. Ambien (26 people, 25.49%)
  4. Prozac (26 people, 25.49%)
  5. Valium (25 people, 24.51%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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