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Review: could Ativan cause Panic attack?

Summary: Panic attack could be caused by Ativan, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Xanax, and have Anxiety.

We study 32,945 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 443 have Panic attack. Find out below who they are, when they have Panic attack 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.

Panic attack

Panic attack (latest reports from 119,977 patients) has been reported by people with depression, stress and anxiety, quit smoking, pain, high blood pressure.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 32,845 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 443 people (1.35%) have Panic Attack. They amount to 0.37% of all the 118,917 people who have Panic Attack on eHealthMe.

Trend of Panic attack in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Panic attack * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Panic attack14.81%11.11%0.00%11.11%44.44%3.70%14.81%

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

FemaleMale
Panic attack65.87%34.13%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Panic attack0.00%0.00%2.40%12.80%21.33%28.53%20.00%14.93%

Severity of Panic attack when taking Ativan ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Panic attack0.00%40.00%40.00%20.00%

How people recovered from Panic attack ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Panic attack0.00%100.00%0.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (114 people, 25.73%)
  2. Depression (64 people, 14.45%)
  3. Pain (52 people, 11.74%)
  4. Panic attack (37 people, 8.35%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (28 people, 6.32%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Xanax (125 people, 28.22%)
  2. Seroquel (99 people, 22.35%)
  3. Ambien (74 people, 16.70%)
  4. Neurontin (71 people, 16.03%)
  5. Celexa (70 people, 15.80%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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