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 73,915 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 77,250 users)


On Mar, 29, 2018

73,915 people who take Lorazepam are studied.


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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)
  • Sedation
  • Overdose
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Self injurious behaviour
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
1 - 6 months:
  • Vomiting
  • Psychotic disorder
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Hyponatraemia (abnormally low level of sodium in the blood; associated with dehydration)
  • Restlessness (not able to rest)
  • White blood cell count increased
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • Parkinsonism (degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination)
  • Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes)
  • Suicide attempt
6 - 12 months:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Small for dates baby (an unborn baby is growing more slowly and is smaller than most babies are at the same age)
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Neurological decompensation (inability of brain to maintain proper function)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Cardiac failure
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Sopor (sleep)
  • Weight decreased
  • Acrochordon (small, soft, common, benign skin tag)
1 - 2 years:
  • Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
  • Dementia (madness)
  • Back pain
  • Psychomotor hyperactivity (feelings of extreme restlessness)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Pain
  • Weight increased
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Drug dependence
2 - 5 years:
  • Drug dependence
  • Sexual dysfunction (difficulty experienced by an individual or a couple during any stage of a normal sexual activity)
  • Therapeutic response unexpected
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Depression
  • Diabetes mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  • Diabetes mellitus inadequate control
  • Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  • Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
  • Sudden death
5 - 10 years:
  • Tuberculosis (a bacterial infection by mycobacterium tuberculosis)
  • Drug dependence
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Death
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clot in a major vein that usually develops in the legs and/or pelvis)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Sleep apnoea syndrome (a sleep-related disorder in which the effort to breathe is diminished or absent)
  • Acute myocardial infarction (acute heart attack)
  • Bradykinesia (decreased bodily movement. it is associated with basal ganglia diseases)
  • Chest pain
10+ years:
  • Drug dependence
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Depressed level of consciousness
  • Gastrointestinal haemorrhage (bleeding gastrointestinal tract)
  • Hypovolaemic shock (shock caused by severe blood or fluid loss)
  • Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of ventricles (lower chambers) in the heart)
  • Abnormal dreams
not specified:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • White blood cell count decreased

Most common side effects by gender *:

female:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
male:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight increased
  • Drug ineffective
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Pneumonia

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)
  • Ventricular septal defect (a hole in the heart, is a common heart defect that's present at birth (congenital))
  • Delirium (wild excitement)
  • Vomiting
  • Jaundice neonatal (yellowing of skin in neonate)
  • Retrognathia (a condition in which either or both jaws recede with respect to the frontal plane of the forehead)
  • Status epilepticus (a life-threatening condition in which the brain is in a state of persistent seizure)
  • Drug ineffective
  • Electrocardiogram qt prolonged
  • Neonatal tachypnoea (a slow breathing in neonate)
2-9:
  • Pyrexia (fever)
  • 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)
  • Sleep disorder
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Vomiting
  • Respiratory failure (inadequate gas exchange by the respiratory system)
  • Death
  • Tetany (involuntary contraction of muscles)
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
  • Abdominal pain
10-19:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Suicide attempt
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
  • Ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat that originates in one of the lower chambers (the ventricles) of the heart)
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Weight decreased
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a life-threatening neurological disorder most often caused by an adverse reaction to neuroleptic or antipsychotic agents)
  • Respiratory arrest (cessation of normal respiration due to failure of the lungs to function effectively)
20-29:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Vomiting
  • Weight increased
  • Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Overdose
  • Death
30-39:
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Vomiting
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Unresponsive to stimuli
  • White blood cell count decreased
40-49:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Suicide attempt
  • Weight increased
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • White blood cell count decreased
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
50-59:
  • Vomiting
  • Completed suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  • Weight decreased
  • Weight increased
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • White blood cell count decreased
60+:
  • Vomiting
  • Weight decreased
  • Death
  • Drug ineffective
  • Pneumonia
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  • Weight increased
  • Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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