Review: could Ativan cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


Irritable bowel syndrome 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 Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome and more.

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Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 37,985 users)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, abdominal pain upper, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 17,030 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).

On Aug, 22, 2016

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

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Irritable bowel syndrome?

Time on Ativan when people have Irritable Bowel Syndrome *:

  • < 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 Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 85.59 %
  • male: 14.41 %

Age of people who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome 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 Irritable Bowel Syndrome when taking Ativan **:

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

How people recovered from Irritable Bowel Syndrome **:

  • 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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