Review: could Ativan cause Panic Attack?


Panic attack is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Xanax, and have Anxiety . We study 36,728 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 494 have Panic attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attack and more.

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Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 38,886 users)

Panic Attack

Panic attack has been reported by people with drug withdrawal syndrome, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 27,844 Panic attack patients).

On Aug, 27, 2016

36,728 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 494 people (1.35%) have Panic Attack

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Panic attack?

Time on Ativan when people have Panic Attack *:

  • < 1 month: 29.17 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 8.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 12.5 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 25.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 4.17 %
  • 10+ years: 20.83 %

Gender of people who have Panic Attack when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 65.43 %
  • male: 34.57 %

Age of people who have Panic Attack when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 3.77 %
  • 20-29: 12.31 %
  • 30-39: 22.61 %
  • 40-49: 25.63 %
  • 50-59: 18.84 %
  • 60+: 16.83 %

Severity if Panic Attack when taking Ativan **:

  • least: 14.29 %
  • moderate: 28.57 %
  • severe: 42.86 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Panic Attack **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 60 %
  • not yet: 40 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (123 people)
  • Depression (71 people)
  • Pain (46 people)
  • Panic Attack (30 people)
  • Bipolar Disorder (29 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Xanax (126 people)
  • Seroquel (104 people)
  • Ambien (83 people)
  • Neurontin (75 people)
  • Celexa (74 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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