Review: could Lorazepam cause Paranoia?


Summary

Paranoia is found among people who take Lorazepam, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Oxycontin, and have Pain . We study 51,930 people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam from FDA and social media. Among them, 288 have Paranoia. Find out below who they are, when they have Paranoia 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 67,727 users)

Paranoia

Paranoia (psychotic disorder characterized by delusions of persecution with or without grandeur) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, drug ineffective, insomnia, high blood cholesterol, fatigue (latest reports from 14,020 Paranoia patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

51,930 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam.
Among them, 288 people (0.55%) have Paranoia


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lorazepam cause Paranoia?

Time on Lorazepam when people have Paranoia *:

  • < 1 month: 41.67 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 16.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Paranoia when taking Lorazepam *:

  • female: 49.47 %
  • male: 50.53 %

Age of people who have Paranoia when taking Lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.28 %
  • 20-29: 16.17 %
  • 30-39: 19.57 %
  • 40-49: 25.11 %
  • 50-59: 13.19 %
  • 60+: 24.68 %

Severity if Paranoia when taking Lorazepam **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Paranoia **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (38 people, 13.19%)
  • Depression (31 people, 10.76%)
  • Anxiety (28 people, 9.72%)
  • Schizophrenia (18 people, 6.25%)
  • Smoking Cessation Therapy (16 people, 5.56%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (65 people, 22.57%)
  • Ambien (59 people, 20.49%)
  • Seroquel (47 people, 16.32%)
  • Paxil (41 people, 14.24%)
  • Diazepam (41 people, 14.24%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Anxiety (95 people, 32.99%)
  • Depression (84 people, 29.17%)
  • Suicidal Ideation (82 people, 28.47%)
  • Agitation (76 people, 26.39%)
  • Headache (75 people, 26.04%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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