Lorazepam and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports


Breathing difficulty is found among people who take Lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Breathing difficulty with Lorazepam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 73,867 people who have side effects when taking Lorazepam from FDA, and is updated regularly.



On Jul, 15, 2018

73,867 people reported to have side effects when taking Lorazepam.
Among them, 3,816 people (5.17%) have Breathing difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lorazepam cause Breathing difficulty?

Time on Lorazepam when people have Breathing difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 48.52 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 1.18 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 7.1 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.88 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 2.37 %
  • 10+ years: 1.78 %

Gender of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Lorazepam *:

  • female: 64.27 %
  • male: 35.73 %

Age of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking Lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.19 %
  • 2-9: 0.35 %
  • 10-19: 1.73 %
  • 20-29: 3.1 %
  • 30-39: 8.13 %
  • 40-49: 15.3 %
  • 50-59: 20.45 %
  • 60+: 50.75 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Pain: 408 people, 10.69%
  2. Depression: 341 people, 8.94%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 329 people, 8.62%
  4. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 253 people, 6.63%
  5. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 171 people, 4.48%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zometa: 421 people, 11.03%
  2. Aspirin: 399 people, 10.46%
  3. Lasix: 397 people, 10.40%
  4. Ambien: 335 people, 8.78%
  5. Prednisone: 334 people, 8.75%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 881 people, 23.09%
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 766 people, 20.07%
  3. Chest Pain: 739 people, 19.37%
  4. Weakness: 717 people, 18.79%
  5. Dizziness: 710 people, 18.61%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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