Ativan and Homicidal ideation - from FDA reports

Homicidal ideation is found among people who take Ativan, especially for people who are male, 40-49 old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Seroquel, and have Depression. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 46,976 people who have side effects when taking Ativan from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jul, 28, 2018

46,976 people reported to have side effects when taking Ativan.
Among them, 108 people (0.23%) have Homicidal ideation

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ativan cause Homicidal ideation?

Time on Ativan when people have Homicidal ideation *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Homicidal ideation when taking Ativan *:

  • female: 46.3 %
  • male: 53.7 %

Age of people who have Homicidal ideation when taking Ativan *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 11.39 %
  • 20-29: 8.86 %
  • 30-39: 18.99 %
  • 40-49: 43.04 %
  • 50-59: 15.19 %
  • 60+: 2.53 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Depression: 29 people, 26.85%
  2. Pain: 18 people, 16.67%
  3. Bipolar Disorder (mood disorder): 11 people, 10.19%
  4. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 11 people, 10.19%
  5. Sleep Disorder: 7 people, 6.48%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Seroquel: 24 people, 22.22%
  2. Zyprexa: 22 people, 20.37%
  3. Paxil: 22 people, 20.37%
  4. Ambien: 19 people, 17.59%
  5. Celexa: 18 people, 16.67%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Suicidal Ideation: 68 people, 62.96%
  2. Depression: 42 people, 38.89%
  3. Anger: 30 people, 27.78%
  4. Suicide Attempt: 29 people, 26.85%
  5. Agitation (state of anxiety or nervous excitement): 23 people, 21.30%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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