lorazepam and Dementia - from FDA reports

Dementia 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 Aspirin, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Dementia 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 Apr, 29, 2018

118,725 people reported to have side effects when taking drugs with ingredients of lorazepam.
Among them, 355 people (0.3%) have Dementia

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

  • < 1 month: 38.1 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 4.76 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 38.1 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 4.76 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 9.52 %
  • 10+ years: 4.76 %

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

  • female: 57.56 %
  • male: 42.44 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.6900000000000001 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.6900000000000001 %
  • 20-29: 0.34 %
  • 30-39: 1.03 %
  • 40-49: 8.93 %
  • 50-59: 8.59 %
  • 60+: 79.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain: 40 people, 11.27%
  • Depression: 38 people, 10.70%
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 30 people, 8.45%
  • High Blood Pressure: 28 people, 7.89%
  • Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 25 people, 7.04%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin: 77 people, 21.69%
  • Seroquel: 72 people, 20.28%
  • Lasix: 69 people, 19.44%
  • Prilosec: 65 people, 18.31%
  • Coumadin: 65 people, 18.31%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure: 88 people, 24.79%
  • Weakness: 86 people, 24.23%
  • Fall: 86 people, 24.23%
  • Confusional State: 82 people, 23.10%
  • Pain: 79 people, 22.25%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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