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Review: could Ativan cause Stroke?

Summary: Stroke is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have Stress and anxiety.

We study 33,040 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 687 have Stroke. Find out below who they are, when they have Stroke and more.

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Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,217 Ativan users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis. (latest reports from 93,279 Stroke patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 33,040 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 687 people (2.08%) have Stroke.

Trend of Stroke in Ativan reports

Time on Ativan when people have Stroke * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Stroke50.00%28.95%0.00%10.53%0.00%10.53%0.00%

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan * :

FemaleMale
Stroke64.81%35.19%

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Stroke0.00%0.00%0.49%3.24%4.86%14.59%25.12%51.70%

Severity of Stroke when taking Ativan ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Stroke ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Anxiety (102 people, 14.85%)
  2. Depression (80 people, 11.64%)
  3. Arthritis (78 people, 11.35%)
  4. Pain (76 people, 11.06%)
  5. Hypertension (71 people, 10.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (184 people, 26.78%)
  2. Lasix (155 people, 22.56%)
  3. Plavix (124 people, 18.05%)
  4. Vioxx (120 people, 17.47%)
  5. Coumadin (119 people, 17.32%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    dyslexic on Jan, 6, 2015:

    I have taken Ativan day every day for 30 years and would have been dead without it . You can all read your fancy information but it works for me so do has you like. Why would I want to live a life of acute anxiety when I don't have to ,If you read every side effect on PARACETAMOL you would not take them yet hospital its the top pain killer .Near every mental hospital patient take Ativan in ENGLAND, people don't havea problem on Ativan its when they try to get off you find the problem so why try. I have gone up 4 mg to 6mg in 30 years hardly earth shattering .

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    Lethe on Jan, 6, 2015:

    Benzodiazepines accumulate in the brain over time causing permanent damage to the neurons. When you have to increase the dose to achieve the same effect that is tolerance or addiction. Your brain wants more of the drug. This is the point where you need to taper slowly off this drug. Just check out the side effects with long term use from dementia, falls, cognition and memory problems, lung depression, rage and depression, uncontrollable crying. This drugs are to be taken only 2-4 WEEKS not for years and years. Doctors seem to be ignorant about a highly addictive central nervous system depressant. It depresses you and then you take antidepressants to feel better. Does that make sense to you?

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    dyslexic on Dec, 27, 2014:

    I am 66male and take 6mg Ativan a day and 5 mg Lexapro I am borderline bipolar but I wont take anti phychotics to much wait gain. Ativan acts ha a mood stabiliser and 5mg Lexapro keeps depression at bay . This is my med routine not the mental hospital or the gp , the gp gave me 6 mg Ativan after being on 4mg for 10 years , natural progression says I will go up so I did to 6mg and now stable. 4mg is the most they like to give but if it don't work then 6 it must be.

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