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 Lasix, and have Anxiety . We study 43,708 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 822 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 46,005 users)

Stroke

Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with gastrointestinal haemorrhage, breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, drug ineffective, weakness (latest reports from 162,954 Stroke patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

43,708 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 822 people (1.88%) have Stroke


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Stroke?

Time on Ativan when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 48.48 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.03 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 15.15 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 15.15 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 66.79 %
  • male: 33.21 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.43 %
  • 20-29: 4.76 %
  • 30-39: 6.35 %
  • 40-49: 14.43 %
  • 50-59: 23.67 %
  • 60+: 50.22 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (119 people, 14.48%)
  • Depression (85 people, 10.34%)
  • Pain (82 people, 9.98%)
  • Hypertension (80 people, 9.73%)
  • Arthritis (71 people, 8.64%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (172 people, 20.92%)
  • Aspirin (164 people, 19.95%)
  • Plavix (126 people, 15.33%)
  • Zometa (119 people, 14.48%)
  • Coumadin (117 people, 14.23%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (245 people, 29.81%)
  • Anxiety (215 people, 26.16%)
  • Depression (168 people, 20.44%)
  • Headache (159 people, 19.34%)
  • Dyspnoea (159 people, 19.34%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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