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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 Anxiety.

We study 33,028 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 103 have Ibs. Find out below who they are, when they have Ibs 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 35,203 users)

Ibs

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 Ibs 14,811 patients)

On Nov, 26, 2014: 33,026 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 103 people (0.31%) have Ibs.

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%66.67%0.00%0.00%33.33%

Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Ibs88.79%11.21%

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ibs0.00%0.00%1.10%18.68%8.79%27.47%16.48%27.47%

Severity of Ibs when taking Ativan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ibs0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Ibs ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ibs0.00%33.33%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (28 people, 27.18%)
  2. Pain (15 people, 14.56%)
  3. Bipolar disorder (10 people, 9.71%)
  4. Depression (8 people, 7.77%)
  5. Irritable bowel syndrome (6 people, 5.83%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (33 people, 32.04%)
  2. Zoloft (32 people, 31.07%)
  3. Prozac (26 people, 25.24%)
  4. Ambien (26 people, 25.24%)
  5. Valium (25 people, 24.27%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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