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Review: could Ativan cause Impaired driving ability?

Summary: Impaired driving ability could be caused by Ativan, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Protonix, and have Depression.

We study 32,945 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 39 have Impaired driving ability. Find out below who they are, when they have Impaired driving ability 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.

Impaired driving ability

Impaired driving ability (latest reports from 24,765 patients) has been reported by people with depression, quit smoking, insomnia, pain, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 32,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 39 people (0.12%) have Impaired Driving Ability. They amount to 0.16% of all the 24,721 people who have Impaired Driving Ability on eHealthMe.

Trend of Impaired driving ability in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Impaired driving ability * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Impaired driving ability46.15%0.00%0.00%7.69%30.77%7.69%7.69%

Gender of people who have Impaired driving ability when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Impaired driving ability43.48%56.52%

Age of people who have Impaired driving ability when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Impaired driving ability0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.53%23.68%31.58%34.21%

Severity of Impaired driving ability when taking Ativan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Impaired driving ability ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (7 people, 17.95%)
  2. Pain (7 people, 17.95%)
  3. Drug withdrawal syndrome (6 people, 15.38%)
  4. Anxiety (6 people, 15.38%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (5 people, 12.82%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Protonix (12 people, 30.77%)
  2. Folic acid (8 people, 20.51%)
  3. Effexor xr (8 people, 20.51%)
  4. Lexapro (7 people, 17.95%)
  5. Nexium (6 people, 15.38%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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