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Review: could Lorazepam cause Depression?

Summary: Depression 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, 2,223 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression 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.

Depression

Depression (latest reports from 1,144,595 patients) has been reported by people with quit smoking, multiple sclerosis, pain, pain relief by acupuncture, acupuncture and pain.

On Apr, 16, 2014: 44,991 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 2,223 people (4.94%) have Depression. They amount to 0.19% of all the 1,146,465 people who have Depression on eHealthMe.

Trend of Depression in Lorazepam reports

Time on Lorazepam when people have Depression * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Depression31.85%30.57%7.64%7.64%17.20%1.91%3.18%

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam * :

FemaleMale
Depression64.65%35.35%

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Depression0.00%0.40%2.31%7.34%12.81%21.91%26.43%28.79%

Severity of Depression when taking Lorazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Depression4.00%44.00%40.00%12.00%

How people recovered from Depression ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Depression0.00%20.00%80.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (517 people, 23.26%)
  2. Anxiety (366 people, 16.46%)
  3. Pain (244 people, 10.98%)
  4. Smoking cessation therapy (150 people, 6.75%)
  5. Hypertension (137 people, 6.16%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (355 people, 15.97%)
  2. Aspirin (331 people, 14.89%)
  3. Ambien (302 people, 13.59%)
  4. Neurontin (286 people, 12.87%)
  5. Oxycontin (273 people, 12.28%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I take all my medications between 12:00pm & 2pm. I start getting nauseous between 6:00pm & 7:00pm every night.

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  • I am currently off Cymbalta for almost two months with severe depression results.

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