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 44,751 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA. Among them, 837 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 47,058 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 170,403 Stroke patients).

On Nov, 27, 2016

44,751 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 837 people (1.87%) 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: 66.67 %
  • male: 33.33 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.14 %
  • 10-19: 0.43 %
  • 20-29: 4.68 %
  • 30-39: 6.38 %
  • 40-49: 14.33 %
  • 50-59: 23.4 %
  • 60+: 50.64 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (175 people, 20.91%)
  • Aspirin (164 people, 19.59%)
  • Plavix (127 people, 15.17%)
  • Zometa (119 people, 14.22%)
  • Coumadin (117 people, 13.98%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Ativan, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Pain (88 people, 10.51%)
  • Depression (88 people, 10.51%)
  • High Blood Pressure (86 people, 10.27%)
  • Arthritis (71 people, 8.48%)
  • Sleep Disorder (47 people, 5.62%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (245 people, 29.27%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (232 people, 27.72%)
  • Depression (168 people, 20.07%)
  • High Blood Pressure (164 people, 19.59%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (163 people, 19.47%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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