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Ativan Overdose Side Effects

Ativan Overdose Side Effect Reports


The following Ativan Overdose side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Overdose, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Ativan or it might take time to develop.



Ear Pain, Overdose, Off Label Use, Hallucination, Visual, Asthenia

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 49-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: detoxification. The patient was prescribed Ativan (dosage: NA), which was started on Oct 18, 2013. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Librium
  • Valium (diazepam)
  • Seroquel
  • Ativan (lorazepam)
  • Enalapril
  • Ambien (zolpidem Tartrate)
When starting to take Ativan the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Ear Pain
  • Overdose
  • Off Label Use
  • Hallucination, Visual
  • Asthenia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ativan.
Asthenia, Overdose, Ear Pain, Hallucination

This Overdose Ativan side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US on Nov 05, 2013. A male , 49 years of age, weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ativan. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Asthenia
  • Overdose
  • Ear Pain
  • Hallucination
. Ativan dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Librium
  • Seroquel
  • Valium
Coma, Overdose

This is a Ativan side effect report of a 99-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from US, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, who was treated with Ativan (dosage:NA, start time: Aug 14, 2013), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Coma
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ativan treatment in female patients suffering from nuclear magnetic resonance imaging, resulting in Overdose.

Tremor, Muscle Twitching, Headache, Vomiting, Convulsion, Vertigo, Insomnia, Overdose

A 30-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Ativan treatment (dosage: NA) on Mar 01, 2011. Soon after starting Ativan treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Tremor
  • Muscle Twitching
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Convulsion
  • Vertigo
  • Insomnia
  • Overdose
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lamictal (400mg Per Day)
  • Lamictal (400mg Per Day)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ativan side effects, such as Overdose.
Emergency Care, Intensive Care, Unresponsive To Stimuli, Hospitalisation, Overdose

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ativan on May 04, 2011. Patient felt the following Ativan side effects: emergency care, intensive care, unresponsive to stimuli, hospitalisation, overdose Additional patient health information: male , child 7 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Ativan dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Phenobarb
  • Lioresal (See B5 Mcg, Daily, Intrathecal)
The patient was hospitalized.
Pain In Extremity, Cerumen Impaction, Restlessness, Vertigo, Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type, Panic Attack, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Ativan Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): anxiety,sleep disorder,pain,bipolar disorder,dyspepsia,arthritis,attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and used Ativan (dosage: 1 Mg, As Req'd Up To 4 Times Daily) starting Jan 01, 2007. Soon after starting Ativan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Pain In Extremity
  • Cerumen Impaction
  • Restlessness
  • Vertigo
  • Schizophrenia, Paranoid Type
  • Panic Attack
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Trazodone Hcl (50 Mg, 1x/day:qd)
  • Elavil (50 Mg, 2x/day:bid)
  • Lithium /00033702/ (300 Mg, 1x/day:qd)
  • Ranitidine (150 Mg, 2x/day:bid)
  • Morphine
  • Mas (mixed Amphetamine Salts) (30 Mg, 2x/day:bid)
Although Ativan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Respiratory Failure, Visual Impairment, Overdose, Mental Status Changes

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 03, 2011 by a Female taking Ativan (dosage: 1df:1-1/2mg Q6h) . Location: INDIA , 70 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ativan side effects: respiratory failure, visual impairment, overdose, mental status changes. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Yervoy (Discontinued On 01-apr-2011)
  • Metformin Hcl
The patient was hospitalized.
Overdose, Mental Status Changes, Visual Impairment, Respiratory Failure

This Overdose problem was reported by a health professional from INDIA. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jan 01, 2006 a consumer started treatment with Ativan (dosage: 1df:1-1/2mg Q6h). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Ipilimumab
  • Metformin Hcl
When commencing Ativan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Visual Impairment
  • Respiratory Failure
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Abdominal Pain, Back Pain, Depressed Level Of Consciousness, Overdose, Somnolence

This is a Ativan side effect report of a 70-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: prostate cancer metastatic and was treated with Ativan (dosage: NA) starting Jul 02, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ipilimumab
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Depressed Level Of Consciousness
  • Overdose
  • Somnolence
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Ativan could cause Overdose and that some patients may be more susceptible.
Fatigue, Hallucination, Off Label Use, Overdose, Somnolence

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 19, 2008. A patient from UNITED STATES , weighting 70.00 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ativan. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Ativan side effects: fatigue, hallucination, off label use, overdose, somnolence. Ativan dosage: (6 Mg Total, Given Over Three Hours. Oral).
Associated medications used:
  • Risperdal
These side effects may potentially be related to Ativan.
Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 3-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Ativan (dosage: NA), which was started on May 01, 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Ativan the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Overdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Ativan.
Dependence, Incontinence, Motor Dysfunction, Overdose

This Overdose Ativan side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Sep 25, 2008. A Female , 60 years of age, weighting 172.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Ativan. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Dependence
  • Incontinence
  • Motor Dysfunction
  • Overdose
. Ativan dosage: Various. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Neutropenia, Overdose, Somnolence

This is a Ativan side effect report of a 34-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: anxiety,multiple sclerosis, who was treated with Ativan (dosage:NA, start time: Jun 18, 2007), combined with:
  • Cytoxan
  • Rebif
  • Rebif
  • Corticosteroid Nos
  • Cytoxan
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Neutropenia
  • Overdose
  • Somnolence
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Ativan treatment in female patients suffering from anxiety,multiple sclerosis, resulting in Overdose.
Abdominal Pain Upper, Confusional State, Delusion, Overdose, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Ativan treatment (dosage: 5 Mg, Unk) on NS. Soon after starting Ativan treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Abdominal Pain Upper
  • Confusional State
  • Delusion
  • Overdose
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Toprol-xl (50 Mg, Unk)
  • Celexa (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Elavil (25 Mg, Unk)
  • Calan (240 Mg, Unk)
  • Potassium Chloride (10 Meq, Unk)
  • Coumadin (10 Mg, Unk)
  • Lasix (20 Mg, Unk)
  • Diovan (80 Mg, Unk)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Ativan side effects, such as Overdose.
Overdose

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Ativan on Jul 25, 2006. After Ativan was administered, patient encountered several Ativan side effects: overdose Additional patient health information: Female , 79 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Ativan dosage: Df Once Po. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lunesta
  • Lipitor
  • Lexapro
  • Norvasc
  • Fosamax
The patient was hospitalized.
Brain Damage, Cataplexy, Off Label Use, Overdose, Respiratory Disorder

This report suggests a potential Ativan Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Ativan (dosage: 2 Mgs / 1 Mg Q4h/prn Q4h/prn Im) starting Sep 07, 2006. Soon after starting Ativan the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Brain Damage
  • Cataplexy
  • Off Label Use
  • Overdose
  • Respiratory Disorder
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Ambien (1 Mg Bid / Prn Po)
Although Ativan demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Cardiac Arrest, Overdose, Respiratory Arrest

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Oct 30, 2006 by a Patient taking Ativan (dosage: Oral) . Location: UNITED STATES , 42 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Ativan side effects: cardiac arrest, overdose, respiratory arrest. Additional medications/treatments:
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Clonazepam (Oral)
  • Effexor (Oral)
Overdose

This Overdose problem was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES. A 27-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Oct 17, 2004 a consumer started treatment with Ativan (dosage: Df Once Po). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Clozapine
When commencing Ativan, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Overdose
The patient was hospitalized. Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Intentional Misuse, Overdose

This is a Ativan side effect report of a 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Ativan (dosage: Df Once) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Mirtazapine (Df Once)
  • Zoplicone (Df Once)
  • Chloropromazine (Df Once)
  • Alcohol (Df)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Intentional Misuse
  • Overdose
This opens a possibility that Ativan could cause Overdose and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Confusional State, Cough, Mental Status Changes, Oedema Peripheral, Overdose, Sedation

This Overdose side effect was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES on Sep 09, 2005. A patient from UNITED STATES , 70 years of age, weighting 106.0 lb, was treated with Ativan. Patient felt the following Ativan side effects: confusional state, cough, mental status changes, oedema peripheral, overdose, sedation. Ativan dosage: 0.5 Mg One Time Iv.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Oxycodone 5mg (5 Mg-10 Mg Q4-6 Hrs Prn Po)
  • Morphine
  • Fentanyl
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Ativan.

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Ativan Overdose Causes and Reviews


Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. Some opioids are made from the opium plant, and others are synthetic (man-made).

A doctor may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some doctors prescribe them for chronic pain.

Opioids can cause side effects such as drowsiness, mental fog, nausea, and constipation. They may also cause slowed breathing, which can lead to Overdose deaths. If someone has signs of an Overdose, call 9-1-1:

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops

Other risks of using prescription opioids include dependence and addiction. Dependence means feeling withdrawal symptoms when not taking the drug. Addiction is a chronic brain disease that causes a person to compulsively seek out drugs, even though they cause harm. The risks of dependence and addiction are higher if you abuse the medicines. Abuse can include taking too much medicine, taking someone else's medicine, taking it in a different way than you are supposed to, or taking the medicine to get high.

Opioid abuse, addiction, and Overdoses are serious public health problems in the United States. Another problem is that more women are abusing opioids during pregnancy. This can lead to babies being addicted and going through withdrawal, known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Opioid abuse may sometimes also lead to heroin use, because some people switch from prescription opioids to heroin.

The main treatment for prescription opioid addiction is medication-assisted treatment (MAT). It includes medicines, counseling, and support from family and friends. MAT can help you stop using the drug, get through withdrawal, and cope with cravings. There is also a medicine called naloxone which can reverse the effects of an opioid Overdose and prevent death, if it is given in time.

To prevent problems with prescription opioids, be sure to follow your doctor's instructions when taking them. Do not share your medicines with anyone else. Contact your doctor if you have any concerns about taking the medicines.

NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse


Ativan Overdose Reviews

Sat, 14 May 2011

my email is skynet.ukr.net

Thu, 08 Jul 2010

I took this for 3 weeks and by the end of my treatment I wanted to shoot everyone in my home, myself included.

Sat, 23 Jan 2010

does valium cause afib?

Sun, 17 Oct 2010

What I have been exsperiencing is when I want to go to sleep I start having vivid confusing images that don't make sense. I will be thinking about my day then a thought like eating ice cream and cake will pop in my mind and I never ate ice cream and cake that day. Once my brain picks up on that my heart races and I think where did that thought come from since it was so vivid. It scares me so then I am afraid to go to sleep thinking I'm losing my mind or something. Should I just let me mind think what it wants after all I am just going to sleep. But it freaks me out.

Sat, 01 Jan 2011
My mother in law has been taking Ativan 4 times a day , every since then she has fallen and broke her nose twice in less than four mths apart,effected her eye sight,confussion,disorented,cant remember anything are anybody. They need to take this crap off market.
Tue, 18 Jan 2011
I was having bad dreams and anxiety attacks (My Mom was murdered in 2005). I started drinking to calm my nerves, but decided to quit alcohol. I was told by a nurse that quiting "Cold Turkey" could be dangerous, so I went to see the doctor at the University. He prescribed Lorazepam and sent me home with instructions. He said that since he did not have hospital privileges, I should take the medication and wean off alcohol at home. A couple weeks later, I "woke up" in jail. I had apparently been sleepdriving, but I have no memory of the experience.
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