Review: could Ativan cause Ibs?


Summary

Ibs is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Seroquel, and have Anxiety . We study 36,726 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 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 37,985 users)

Ibs

Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome -chronic abdominal pain, discomfort, bloating) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 17,030 Ibs patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

36,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 119 people (0.32%) have Ibs


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Ibs?

Time on Ativan when people have Ibs *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 66.67 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 33.33 %

Gender of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 85.59 %
  • male: 14.41 %

Age of people who have Ibs when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.98 %
  • 20-29: 16.83 %
  • 30-39: 7.92 %
  • 40-49: 26.73 %
  • 50-59: 16.83 %
  • 60+: 29.7 %

Severity if Ibs when taking Ativan **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Ibs **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (31 people)
  • Pain (15 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (13 people)
  • Depression (12 people)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (8 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (36 people)
  • Zoloft (33 people)
  • Ambien (28 people)
  • Xanax (26 people)
  • Prozac (26 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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