Review: could Ativan cause Ibs (Irritable bowel syndrome)?
Summary: Ibs is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Stress and anxiety.
We study 33,055 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 104 have Ibs. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs and more.
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Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,225 Ativan users)
Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 15,620 Ibs patients)
On Feb, 1, 2015: 33,040 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 103 people (0.31%) have Ibs.
Time on Ativan when people have Ibs * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan * :
Age of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan * :
Severity of Ibs when taking Ativan ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Ibs ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (28 people, 27.18%)
- Pain (15 people, 14.56%)
- Bipolar disorder (10 people, 9.71%)
- Depression (8 people, 7.77%)
- Irritable bowel syndrome (6 people, 5.83%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Seroquel (33 people, 32.04%)
- Zoloft (32 people, 31.07%)
- Prozac (26 people, 25.24%)
- Ambien (26 people, 25.24%)
- Valium (25 people, 24.27%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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dyslexic on Jan, 6, 2015:
I have taken Ativan day every day for 30 years and would have been dead without it . You can all read your fancy information but it works for me so do has you like. Why would I want to live a life of acute anxiety when I don't have to ,If you read every side effect on PARACETAMOL you would not take them yet hospital its the top pain killer .Near every mental hospital patient take Ativan in ENGLAND, people don't havea problem on Ativan its when they try to get off you find the problem so why try. I have gone up 4 mg to 6mg in 30 years hardly earth shattering .
Lethe on Jan, 6, 2015:
Benzodiazepines accumulate in the brain over time causing permanent damage to the neurons. When you have to increase the dose to achieve the same effect that is tolerance or addiction. Your brain wants more of the drug. This is the point where you need to taper slowly off this drug. Just check out the side effects with long term use from dementia, falls, cognition and memory problems, lung depression, rage and depression, uncontrollable crying. This drugs are to be taken only 2-4 WEEKS not for years and years. Doctors seem to be ignorant about a highly addictive central nervous system depressant. It depresses you and then you take antidepressants to feel better. Does that make sense to you?
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