Review: could Lorazepam cause Depression?
Summary: Depression 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 45,108 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,229 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression and more.
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Lorazepam has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 47,113 Lorazepam users)
Depression has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, osteoporosis, acne. (latest reports from 277,322 Depression patients)
On Feb, 27, 2015: 45,108 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 2,229 people (4.94%) have Depression.
Time on Lorazepam when people have Depression * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam * :
Age of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam * :
Severity of Depression when taking Lorazepam ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Depression ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (521 people, 23.37%)
- Anxiety (368 people, 16.51%)
- Pain (245 people, 10.99%)
- Smoking cessation therapy (150 people, 6.73%)
- Hypertension (138 people, 6.19%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (355 people, 15.93%)
- Aspirin (331 people, 14.85%)
- Ambien (302 people, 13.55%)
- Neurontin (286 people, 12.83%)
- Oxycontin (273 people, 12.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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