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Review: could Ativan cause Stroke?
We study 33,005 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 (latest outcomes from 35,183 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety.
Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) (latest reports from 439,452 patients) has been reported by people with diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, pain, multiple sclerosis.
On Sep, 17, 2014: 33,005 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan. Among them, 687 people (2.08%) have Stroke.
Time on Ativan when people have Stroke * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan * :
Age of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan * :
Severity of Stroke when taking Ativan ** :
How people recovered from Stroke ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Anxiety (102 people, 14.85%)
- Depression (80 people, 11.64%)
- Arthritis (78 people, 11.35%)
- Pain (76 people, 11.06%)
- Hypertension (71 people, 10.33%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (184 people, 26.78%)
- Lasix (155 people, 22.56%)
- Plavix (124 people, 18.05%)
- Vioxx (120 people, 17.47%)
- Coumadin (119 people, 17.32%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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