lorazepam and Breathing difficulty - from FDA reports


Breathing difficulty is found among people who take drugs with ingredients of lorazepam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drugs for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Breathing difficulty with drugs with ingredients of lorazepam. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 118,725 people who have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of lorazepam from FDA, and is updated regularly.


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On Jul, 31, 2018

118,725 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of lorazepam.
Among them, 6,920 people (5.83%) have Breathing difficulty


Number of reports submitted per year:

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Time on drugs with ingredients of lorazepam when people have Breathing difficulty *:

  • < 1 month: 46.47 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.2 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.8300000000000001 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.8100000000000005 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.13 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 1.6600000000000001 %
  • 10+ years: 2.9 %

Gender of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking drugs with ingredients of lorazepam *:

  • female: 65.66 %
  • male: 34.34 %

Age of people who have Breathing difficulty when taking drugs with ingredients of lorazepam *:

  • 0-1: 0.18 %
  • 2-9: 0.28 %
  • 10-19: 1.42 %
  • 20-29: 3.71 %
  • 30-39: 8.58 %
  • 40-49: 17.17 %
  • 50-59: 22.34 %
  • 60+: 46.32 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain: 737 people, 10.65%
  • Depression: 579 people, 8.37%
  • High Blood Pressure: 528 people, 7.63%
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe): 369 people, 5.33%
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 339 people, 4.90%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa: 982 people, 14.19%
  • Lasix: 891 people, 12.88%
  • Aspirin: 782 people, 11.30%
  • Ambien: 764 people, 11.04%
  • Zofran: 668 people, 9.65%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 1,792 people, 25.90%
  • Chest Pain: 1,671 people, 24.15%
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 1,602 people, 23.15%
  • Pain: 1,582 people, 22.86%
  • Weakness: 1,475 people, 21.32%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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