Review: could Ativan cause Ototoxicity?


Ototoxicity is reported only by a few people who take Ativan. We study 44,732 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 has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 47,035 users)


Ototoxicity (damage to the ear) has been reported by people with gestational trophoblastic tumour, rhabdomyosarcoma, preventive health care, high blood pressure, tuberculosis (latest reports from 831 Ototoxicity patients).

On Oct, 20, 2016

44,732 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 4 people (0.01%) have Ototoxicity

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Ototoxicity?

Time on Ativan when people have Ototoxicity *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Ototoxicity when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25 %
  • 60+: 75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Ovarian Cancer (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Pain (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer (1 person, 25.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Cisplatin (3 people, 75.00%)
  • Taxotere (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Ondansetron Hcl (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Dexamethasone (2 people, 50.00%)
  • Bevacizumab (1 person, 25.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pyrexia (1 person, 25.00%)
  • Otitis Media (1 person, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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