Review: could Ativan cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?


Summary

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 43,708 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 141 have Irritable bowel syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Irritable bowel syndrome 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 46,005 users)

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, constipation, drug ineffective, abdominal pain, diarrhea (latest reports from 21,911 Irritable bowel syndrome patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

43,708 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 141 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: 86.43 %
  • male: 13.57 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.69 %
  • 20-29: 14.41 %
  • 30-39: 6.78 %
  • 40-49: 24.58 %
  • 50-59: 15.25 %
  • 60+: 37.29 %

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 (36 people, 25.53%)
  • Pain (20 people, 14.18%)
  • Depression (17 people, 12.06%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (13 people, 9.22%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (13 people, 9.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Seroquel (39 people, 27.66%)
  • Zoloft (34 people, 24.11%)
  • Ambien (30 people, 21.28%)
  • Xanax (27 people, 19.15%)
  • Prozac (26 people, 18.44%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (65 people, 46.10%)
  • Depression (64 people, 45.39%)
  • Hypertension (50 people, 35.46%)
  • Insomnia (39 people, 27.66%)
  • Back Pain (37 people, 26.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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