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Review: could Lorazepam cause Nystagmus (Eye movements - uncontrollable)?

Summary: Nystagmus is found among people who take Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Morphine, and have Pain.

We study 45,108 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 50 have Nystagmus. Find out below who they are, when they have Nystagmus and more.

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Lorazepam

Lorazepam has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 47,113 Lorazepam users)

Nystagmus

Nystagmus (a condition of involuntary eye movement) has been reported by people with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, depression, convulsion, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 3,547 Nystagmus patients)

On Feb, 3, 2015: 45,100 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam. Among them, 70 people (0.16%) have Nystagmus.

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
Nystagmus80.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%20.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Nystagmus when taking Lorazepam * :

FemaleMale
Nystagmus66.67%33.33%

Age of people who have Nystagmus when taking Lorazepam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nystagmus0.00%1.59%6.35%9.52%22.22%12.70%25.40%22.22%

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, 14.29%)
  2. Hypoglycaemia (6 people, 8.57%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (6 people, 8.57%)
  4. Irritability (6 people, 8.57%)
  5. Cholestasis (6 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Morphine (8 people, 11.43%)
  2. Gabapentin (7 people, 10.00%)
  3. Calcium gluconate (7 people, 10.00%)
  4. Phenytoin (7 people, 10.00%)
  5. Oxygen (6 people, 8.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I had severe perinatal mood disorder at 6 months pregnant feb 2012 became impatient after a strong reaction to Paxil was switched to Effexor March 2012

    At daughters birth i was suicidal, utterly depressed, and extremely anxious was switched from Effexor to Zoloft 250mg may 2012

    My anxiety was horrendous and soon after (2weeks) I was put on Ativan twice daily 2 mg

    Still on Zoloft 250 mg and 2 mg of Ativan daily

    Had vision problems in early 20s except every time I had an exam my prescription was different.
    I gave up on glasses it suffer trying to drive at night and have a glare or like aura around lights.

    Never had this twitching eye before 2 months ago. It's very rapid, seems to be for no reason and my eyes dart back and forth involuntarily.

    Reply

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