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Review: could Ativan cause Ototoxicity?

Summary: Ototoxicity could be caused by Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Cisplatin, and have Ovarian cancer.

We study 32,949 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Ototoxicity. Find out below who they are, when they have Ototoxicity 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.

Ototoxicity

Ototoxicity (damage to the ear) (latest reports from 1,747 patients) has been reported by people with preventive health care, ovarian cancer, non-hodgkin's lymphoma, sinusitis, infection.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 32,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 4 people (0.01%) have Ototoxicity. They amount to 0.23% of all the 1,744 people who have Ototoxicity on eHealthMe.

Trend of Ototoxicity in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Ototoxicity * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ototoxicity100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Ototoxicity75.00%25.00%

Age of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ototoxicity0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%25.00%75.00%

Severity of Ototoxicity when taking Ativan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Ototoxicity ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Ovarian cancer (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Pain (1 people, 25.00%)
  3. Nasopharyngeal cancer (1 people, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Cisplatin (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Taxotere (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Dexamethasone (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Ondansetron hcl (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Kytril (1 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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