Could Lorazepam cause Dementia - from FDA reports


Summary

Dementia is found among people who take Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Stress and anxiety . We study 51,944 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA. Among them, 168 have Dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Dementia 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 70,064 users)

Dementia

Dementia (madness) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 18,305 Dementia patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

51,944 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam.
Among them, 168 people (0.32%) have Dementia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lorazepam cause Dementia?

Time on Lorazepam when people have Dementia *:

  • < 1 month: 23.08 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 61.54 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.69 %
  • 10+ years: 7.69 %

Gender of people who have Dementia when taking Lorazepam *:

  • female: 53.05 %
  • male: 46.95 %

Age of people who have Dementia when taking Lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.67 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.67 %
  • 30-39: 1.34 %
  • 40-49: 11.41 %
  • 50-59: 7.38 %
  • 60+: 78.52 %

Severity of Dementia **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (44 people, 26.19%)
  • Prilosec (35 people, 20.83%)
  • Lasix (35 people, 20.83%)
  • Coumadin (34 people, 20.24%)
  • Seroquel (33 people, 19.64%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (16 people, 9.52%)
  • Schizophrenia (15 people, 8.93%)
  • Psychotic Disorder (12 people, 7.14%)
  • Agitation (10 people, 5.95%)
  • Bipolar Disorder (9 people, 5.36%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Stress And Anxiety (45 people, 26.79%)
  • Nausea (45 people, 26.79%)
  • Memory Loss (44 people, 26.19%)
  • Dizziness (44 people, 26.19%)
  • Pneumonia (42 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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