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Review: could Lorazepam cause Nystagmus?

Summary: Nystagmus could be caused by Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Morphine, and have Pain.

We study 44,991 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 69 have Nystagmus. Find out below who they are, when they have Nystagmus and more.

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On Apr, 13, 2014: 44,991 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 69 people (0.15%) have Nystagmus. They amount to 0.53% of all the 12,952 people who have Nystagmus on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nystagmus in Lorazepam reports

Time on Lorazepam when people have Nystagmus * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Nystagmus88.89%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nystagmus when taking Lorazepam * :

FemaleMale
Nystagmus66.22%33.78%

Age of people who have Nystagmus when taking Lorazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nystagmus0.00%1.61%6.45%8.06%22.58%12.90%25.81%22.58%

Severity of Nystagmus when taking Lorazepam ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nystagmus0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Nystagmus ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (10 people, 14.49%)
  2. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (6 people, 8.70%)
  3. Cholestasis (6 people, 8.70%)
  4. Hypoglycaemia (6 people, 8.70%)
  5. Oxygen saturation decreased (6 people, 8.70%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine (8 people, 11.59%)
  2. Calcium gluconate (7 people, 10.14%)
  3. Phenytoin (7 people, 10.14%)
  4. Gabapentin (7 people, 10.14%)
  5. Dextrose (6 people, 8.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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