Lorazepam side effects - from FDA reports


In this review, we analyze Lorazepam side effects by the time on the drug, gender and age of the people who have side effects while taking Lorazepam. The review is based on 88,383 people who have side effects while taking the drug from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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Lorazepam

Lorazepam has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Lorazepam 91,719 users)


On Oct, 15, 2018

88,383 people who take Lorazepam are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Lorazepam side effects.

Most common side effects over time *:

< 1 month:
  • Sopor (sleep)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
1 - 6 months:
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Suicide attempt
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • White blood cell count increased
6 - 12 months:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)

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Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
male:
  • Vomiting
  • Death
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Suicide attempt
  • White blood cell count decreased

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Most common side effects by age *:

0-1:
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Pulmonary hypertension (increase in blood pressure in the lung artery)
  • Delirium (wild excitement)
  • Tremor neonatal (excited neuromuscular activity of newborns)
  • Respiratory disorder neonatal (disease of respiratory organs in a month old baby)
2-9:
  • Sleep disorder
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (pres), also known as reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome (rpls), is a syndrome characterized by headache, confusion, seizures and visual loss)
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight increased
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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