Could Ativan cause Stroke - from FDA reports


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 Lasix, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 43,709 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 845 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 Ativan 47,099 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 170,410 Stroke patients).

On Dec, 28, 2016

43,709 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 845 people (1.93%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Stroke?

Time on Ativan when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 46.88 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.75 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.12 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.62 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.62 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 66.63 %
  • male: 33.37 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 4.63 %
  • 30-39: 6.31 %
  • 40-49: 14.31 %
  • 50-59: 23.14 %
  • 60+: 51.05 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (123 people, 14.56%)
  • Pain (89 people, 10.53%)
  • Depression (88 people, 10.41%)
  • High Blood Pressure (87 people, 10.30%)
  • Arthritis (71 people, 8.40%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (175 people, 20.71%)
  • Aspirin (164 people, 19.41%)
  • Plavix (127 people, 15.03%)
  • Zometa (119 people, 14.08%)
  • Coumadin (117 people, 13.85%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (246 people, 29.11%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (232 people, 27.46%)
  • Depression (168 people, 19.88%)
  • High Blood Pressure (165 people, 19.53%)
  • Fatigue (163 people, 19.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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