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Review: could Lorazepam cause Constipation?

Summary: Constipation could be caused by Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Depression.

We study 44,991 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,433 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Lorazepam

Lorazepam (latest outcomes from 46,986 users) has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder. Commonly reported side effects of Lorazepam include nausea, nausea aggravated, fatigue, stress and anxiety, anxiety aggravated.

Constipation

Constipation (latest reports from 506,394 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, high blood pressure, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 44,943 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 1,435 people (3.19%) have Constipation. They amount to 0.28% of all the 504,793 people who have Constipation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Constipation in Lorazepam reports

Time on Lorazepam when people have Constipation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Constipation52.38%16.67%7.14%9.52%9.52%4.76%0.00%

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Lorazepam * :

FemaleMale
Constipation62.39%37.61%

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lorazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Constipation0.08%0.71%2.13%3.15%7.73%20.35%26.97%38.88%

Severity of Constipation when taking Lorazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Constipation0.00%42.11%52.63%5.26%

How people recovered from Constipation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Constipation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (204 people, 14.22%)
  2. Pain (201 people, 14.01%)
  3. Anxiety (168 people, 11.71%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (134 people, 9.34%)
  5. Hypertension (108 people, 7.53%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (360 people, 25.09%)
  2. Aspirin (259 people, 18.05%)
  3. Ambien (242 people, 16.86%)
  4. Zofran (206 people, 14.36%)
  5. Oxycontin (206 people, 14.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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