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 33,072 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 has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,245 Ativan users)
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 93,281 Stroke patients)
On May, 4, 2015: 33,066 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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