Quetiapine fumarate vs. Ativan


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Quetiapine fumarate and Ativan. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 277,671 people who take Quetiapine fumarate and Ativan, and is updated regularly.

What's eHealthMe?

eHealthMe is a health data analysis company based in Mountain View, California. eHealthMe monitors and analyzes the outcomes of drugs and supplements that are currently on the market. The results are readily available to health care professionals and consumers.

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How we gather our data?

Healthcare data is obtained from a number of sources including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This information is aggregated and used to produce personalized reports that patients can reference.

The information that eHealthMe collects includes:

  • Side effects (including severity and how people recover from them)
  • Associated conditions or symptoms
  • Drug effectiveness
  • Demographic data regarding drug use

How the study uses the data?

The study is based on quetiapine fumarate and lorazepam (the active ingredients of Quetiapine fumarate and Ativan, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Quetiapine fumarate?

Quetiapine fumarate has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. (latest outcomes from Quetiapine fumarate 10,860 users)

What is Ativan?

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Ativan 56,607 users)

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

On Mar, 19, 2019

277,671 people who take Quetiapine fumarate and Ativan are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Quetiapine fumarate vs Ativan drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Quetiapine Fumarate (quetiapine fumarate)
  • Ativan (lorazepam)

eHealthMe real world results:

Most common side effects:

Quetiapine Fumarate:
  1. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  3. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  4. Diarrhoea
  5. Pain
  6. Vomiting
  7. Headache (pain in head)
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Asthenia (weakness)
  10. Dizziness
  1. Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  2. Weight Increased
  3. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  4. Drug Ineffective
  5. Somnolence (a state of near-sleep, a strong desire for sleep)
  6. Completed Suicide (act of taking one's own life)
  7. Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  8. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  9. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  10. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

Quetiapine Fumarate:
  1. Headache (pain in head)
  2. Pain
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  6. Emotional Distress
  7. Suicidal Ideation
  8. Drug Ineffective
  9. Suicide Attempt
  10. Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)
  1. Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)
  2. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  3. Blood Cholesterol Increased
  4. Obesity (a medical condition in which excess body fat)
  5. Pancreatitis (inflammation of pancreas)
  6. Weight Increased
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (presence of excess lipids in the blood)
  8. Hyperglycaemia (high blood sugar)
  9. Diabetes Mellitus Inadequate Control
  10. Diabetic Ketoacidosis (diabetic ketoacidosis (dka) is high concentrations of ketone bodies)

Drug effectiveness:

Quetiapine Fumarate:
  • not at all: 2.76 %
  • somewhat: 22.06 %
  • moderate: 35.91 %
  • high: 28.29 %
  • very high: 10.98 %
  • not at all: 5.23 %
  • somewhat: 21.83 %
  • moderate: 31.03 %
  • high: 28.99 %
  • very high: 12.91 %

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