Lorazepam and Depression - from FDA reports


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 Stress and anxiety . We study 66,821 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA. Among them, 2,622 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 70,086 users)

Depression

Depression has been reported by people with depression, multiple sclerosis, quit smoking, pain (latest reports from 365,256 Depression patients).

On Jan, 22, 2017

66,821 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam.
Among them, 2,622 people (3.92%) have Depression


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lorazepam cause Depression?

Time on Lorazepam when people have Depression *:

  • < 1 month: 32.16 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 37.43 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 6.43 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.85 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 13.45 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.34 %
  • 10+ years: 2.34 %

Gender of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam *:

  • female: 65.6 %
  • male: 34.4 %

Age of people who have Depression when taking Lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.29 %
  • 10-19: 2.87 %
  • 20-29: 6.23 %
  • 30-39: 12.88 %
  • 40-49: 21.07 %
  • 50-59: 26.29 %
  • 60+: 30.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (448 people, 17.09%)
  • Pain (301 people, 11.48%)
  • High Blood Pressure (157 people, 5.99%)
  • Quit Smoking (148 people, 5.64%)
  • Sleep Disorder (147 people, 5.61%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (402 people, 15.33%)
  • Ambien (341 people, 13.01%)
  • Neurontin (307 people, 11.71%)
  • Aredia (290 people, 11.06%)
  • Oxycontin (285 people, 10.87%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Stress And Anxiety (1,267 people, 48.32%)
  • Pain (748 people, 28.53%)
  • Fatigue (637 people, 24.29%)
  • Insomnia (623 people, 23.76%)
  • Nausea (601 people, 22.92%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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