Review: could Lorazepam cause Constipation?


Summary

Constipation is found among people who take Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 44,548 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,469 have Constipation. Find out below who they are, when they have Constipation and more.

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Lorazepam

Lorazepam has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Lorazepam 46,073 users)

Constipation

Constipation has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea, urobilinogen urine increased (latest reports from 77,060 Constipation patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

44,548 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam.
Among them, 1,469 people (3.3%) have Constipation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lorazepam cause Constipation?

Time on Lorazepam when people have Constipation *:

  • < 1 month: 39.58 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10.42 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 14.58 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 2.08 %

Gender of people who have Constipation when taking Lorazepam *:

  • female: 61.86 %
  • male: 38.14 %

Age of people who have Constipation when taking Lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.08 %
  • 2-9: 0.74 %
  • 10-19: 2.13 %
  • 20-29: 3.19 %
  • 30-39: 8.02 %
  • 40-49: 19.97 %
  • 50-59: 26.6 %
  • 60+: 39.28 %

Severity if Constipation when taking Lorazepam **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 46.15 %
  • severe: 46.15 %
  • most severe: 7.69 %

How people recovered from Constipation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 8.33 %
  • not yet: 91.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (191 people)
  • Pain (184 people)
  • Anxiety (139 people)
  • Multiple Myeloma (134 people)
  • Hypertension (87 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (348 people)
  • Ambien (234 people)
  • Oxycontin (206 people)
  • Zofran (195 people)
  • Dexamethasone (194 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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