Review: could Ativan cause Stroke?


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 Anxiety . We study 36,726 people who have side effects while taking Ativan from FDA and social media. Among them, 737 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 Ativan 37,985 users)


Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, weakness, diarrhea, fatigue (latest reports from 103,875 Stroke patients).

On Aug, 20, 2016

36,726 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 737 people (2.01%) have Stroke

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Stroke?

Time on Ativan when people have Stroke *:

  • < 1 month: 48.28 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 20.69 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 3.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 13.79 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 13.79 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 66.24 %
  • male: 33.76 %

Age of people who have Stroke when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.16 %
  • 10-19: 0.48 %
  • 20-29: 4.35 %
  • 30-39: 5.48 %
  • 40-49: 15.0 %
  • 50-59: 24.03 %
  • 60+: 50.48 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Anxiety (102 people)
  • Depression (79 people)
  • Pain (72 people)
  • Hypertension (72 people)
  • Arthritis (71 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lasix (158 people)
  • Aspirin (158 people)
  • Plavix (117 people)
  • Zometa (114 people)
  • Coumadin (108 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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