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Review: could Ativan cause Ibs (Irritable bowel syndrome)?

We study 33,005 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

Ativan (latest outcomes from 35,180 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 71,234 patients) has been reported by people with acne, osteoporosis, depression, osteopenia, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 17, 2014: 33,005 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 day ago):

  • I started taking garcinia cambogia to lose some weight, but three days after taking it I began to have diarreah, green stool, and awful sharp stomach pains.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • seems to black out standing up after bowel movements but not always.

    Reply

    nurse14 on Aug, 27, 2014:

    Hi I am a RN and the symptoms you are describing are very dangerous!! Your heart rate is dropping so low due to pressure on the vagus nerve when you are exerting yourself during a bowel movement. Please call your doctor as soon as possible or go to the ER, as you can fall and seriously get hurt!!

    Reply

  • From this study (5 days ago):

  • mostly head tremor; also right hand and right arm; the tremor begins when I rest, when Im Trying to sleep lay in bed

    Reply

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