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Review: could Ativan cause Nightmare (Nightmares)?

Summary: Nightmare is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression.

We study 33,058 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 169 have Nightmare. Find out below who they are, when they have Nightmare and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,228 Ativan users)

Nightmare

Nightmare (unpleasant dream) has been reported by people with quit smoking, depression, stress and anxiety, pain, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 14,338 Nightmare patients)

On Mar, 5, 2015: 33,058 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 169 people (0.51%) have Nightmare.

Trend of Nightmare in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Nightmare * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nightmare44.44%55.56%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nightmare when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Nightmare59.77%40.23%

Age of people who have Nightmare when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nightmare0.00%0.00%9.46%4.73%19.59%25.00%22.30%18.92%

Severity of Nightmare when taking Ativan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nightmare0.00%50.00%0.00%50.00%

How people recovered from Nightmare ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (30 people, 17.75%)
  2. Anxiety (30 people, 17.75%)
  3. Smoking cessation therapy (25 people, 14.79%)
  4. Pain (24 people, 14.20%)
  5. Insomnia (22 people, 13.02%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Seroquel (35 people, 20.71%)
  2. Zyprexa (29 people, 17.16%)
  3. Paxil (28 people, 16.57%)
  4. Neurontin (28 people, 16.57%)
  5. Depakote (24 people, 14.20%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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