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 - 6 months, also take medication Zometa, and have Depression . We study 51,930 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 2,228 have Depression. Find out below who they are, when they have Depression 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 67,728 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with suicidal ideation, pain, drug ineffective, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 355,823 Depression patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

51,930 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam.
Among them, 2,228 people (4.29%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lorazepam cause Depression?

Time on Lorazepam when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 30.23 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.98 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.98 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.14 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.28 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.91 %
  • 10+ years: 3.49 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam *:

  • female: 65.3 %
  • male: 34.7 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.33 %
  • 10-19: 2.82 %
  • 20-29: 6.63 %
  • 30-39: 12.38 %
  • 40-49: 21.77 %
  • 50-59: 26.41 %
  • 60+: 29.67 %

Severity if Depression when taking Lorazepam **:

  • least: 5.71 %
  • moderate: 48.57 %
  • severe: 31.43 %
  • most severe: 14.29 %

How people recovered from Depression **:

  • while on drug: 5.88 %
  • after off the drug: 11.76 %
  • not yet: 82.35 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Depression (520 people, 23.34%)
  • Anxiety (385 people, 17.28%)
  • Pain (258 people, 11.58%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (146 people, 6.55%)
  • Hypertension (135 people, 6.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (394 people, 17.68%)
  • Ambien (322 people, 14.45%)
  • Neurontin (296 people, 13.29%)
  • Aredia (286 people, 12.84%)
  • Oxycontin (279 people, 12.52%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (1,110 people, 49.82%)
  • Pain (693 people, 31.10%)
  • Insomnia (554 people, 24.87%)
  • Nausea (531 people, 23.83%)
  • Fatigue (493 people, 22.13%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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