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Lorazepam Respiratory Failure Side Effects

Lorazepam Respiratory Failure Side Effect Reports


The following Lorazepam Respiratory Failure side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

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

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



Tachypnoea, Hypopnoea, Respiratory Failure, Hypercapnia

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 67-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: agitation. The patient was prescribed Lorazepam (dosage: NA), which was started on Jul 16, 2013. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lorazepam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Tachypnoea
  • Hypopnoea
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Hypercapnia
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lorazepam.
Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure Lorazepam 1 Mg side effect was reported by a pharmacist from US on Apr 16, 2013. A Female , 76 years of age, weighting 151.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lorazepam 1 Mg. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Respiratory Failure
. Lorazepam 1 Mg dosage: Lorazepam X1 Po?5/3, 6/2, 6/3. Additional drugs used at the same time: NA. The patient was hospitalized.
Vomiting, Pyrexia, Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia, Respiratory Failure, Myocardial Infarction, Asthenia, Urinary Tract Infection, Dyspnoea, Pulmonary Hypertension

This is a Lorazepam side effect report of a 66-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lorazepam (dosage:NA, start time: May 21, 2009), combined with:
  • Plavix
  • Detrol
  • Aspro (acetylsalicylate Sodium)
  • Antiarrhythmics, Class I And Iii (no Ingredients/substances)
  • Antidepressants (no Ingredients/substances)
  • Antihistamines (no Ingredients/substances)
  • Gleevec (200 Mg, Daily, Oral)
  • Simvastatin
, and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Vomiting
  • Pyrexia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Asthenia
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Dyspnoea
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lorazepam treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Respiratory Failure.

Fluid Retention, Pneumonia, Tachycardia, Brain Abscess, Respiratory Failure, Pancytopenia, Infection, Dyspnoea, Cystitis Haemorrhagic

A 19-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from JAPAN with the following symptoms: NA started Lorazepam treatment (dosage: Unk) on Aug 01, 2010. Soon after starting Lorazepam treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Fluid Retention
  • Pneumonia
  • Tachycardia
  • Brain Abscess
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Pancytopenia
  • Infection
  • Dyspnoea
  • Cystitis Haemorrhagic
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Epinastine Hydrochloride (Unk)
  • Alfacalcidol (Unk)
  • Prednisolone Sodium Succinate Inj (Unk)
  • Propofol (Unk)
  • Vitamin A (Unk)
  • Clobetasol Propionate (Unk)
  • Diphenhydramine Hcl (Unk)
  • Etizolam (Unk)
The patient was hospitalized and became disabled. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lorazepam side effects, such as Respiratory Failure.
Cerebral Haemorrhage, Thrombocytopenia, Respiratory Failure, Anaemia, Failure To Thrive

A female patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Lorazepam on Feb 15, 2012. Patient felt the following Lorazepam side effects: cerebral haemorrhage, thrombocytopenia, respiratory failure, anaemia, failure to thrive Additional patient health information: Female , 59 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Lorazepam dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Velcade
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
  • Revlimid (25 Milligram)
  • Dexamethasone
The patient was hospitalized.
Asthenia, Anaemia, Thrombocytopenia, Appetite Disorder, Fatigue, Failure To Thrive, Respiratory Failure, Tachycardia, Hypotension

This report suggests a potential Lorazepam Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lorazepam (dosage: NA) starting Jun 01, 2011. Soon after starting Lorazepam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Asthenia
  • Anaemia
  • Thrombocytopenia
  • Appetite Disorder
  • Fatigue
  • Failure To Thrive
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Tachycardia
  • Hypotension
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Revlimid (Revlimid 25 Mg Daily X14d/21d Orally)
  • Levothyroxine Sodium
Although Lorazepam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Neonatal Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Large For Dates Baby, Atrial Septal Defect, Petechiae, Respiratory Failure, Haemangioma Congenital, Transaminases Increased

An adverse event was reported by a health professional on Nov 17, 2011 by a male taking Lorazepam (dosage: NA) . Location: GERMANY , weighting 9.08 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lorazepam side effects: neonatal respiratory distress syndrome, large for dates baby, atrial septal defect, petechiae, respiratory failure, haemangioma congenital, transaminases increased. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Dimenhydrinate
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (74 Mg, 1 In 1, Transplacental; 100 Mg, 1 In 1, Transplacental)
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride (74 Mg, 1 In 1, Transplacental; 100 Mg, 1 In 1, Transplacental)
Respiratory Failure, Lethargy, Hypotension, Sensory Disturbance, Tachycardia, Pneumonia Aspiration, Dysphagia, Oxygen Saturation Decreased

This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES. A 45-year-old patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On Jun 28, 2011 a consumer started treatment with Lorazepam (dosage: NA). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Lorazepam, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Lethargy
  • Hypotension
  • Sensory Disturbance
  • Tachycardia
  • Pneumonia Aspiration
  • Dysphagia
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
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 Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, Renal Failure, Respiratory Failure, Haemodynamic Instability

This is a Lorazepam side effect report of a 61-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from CANADA. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Lorazepam (dosage: At Bedtime) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Budesonide (200 Microg, 2 Inhalations Daily)
  • Furosemide (40mg Daily)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (10mg As Needed)
  • Quetiapine
  • Trazodone Hydrochloride (At Bedtime)
  • Mometasone Furoate (0.5%, 2 Sprays Twice Daily)
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Levothyroxine Sodium (50 Microg Daily)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Renal Failure
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Haemodynamic Instability
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Lorazepam could cause Respiratory Failure and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Respiratory Failure, Cardiac Failure, Phlebitis, Renal Failure, Retroperitoneal Haematoma, Pneumonia, Sepsis Syndrome, Influenza, Cellulitis

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a physician from ARGENTINA on Sep 15, 2011. A female patient from ARGENTINA , 51 years of age, was treated with Lorazepam. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Lorazepam side effects: respiratory failure, cardiac failure, phlebitis, renal failure, retroperitoneal haematoma, pneumonia, sepsis syndrome, influenza, cellulitis. Lorazepam dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Tysabri
  • Pregabalin
  • Conjugated Estrogens
  • Tramadol Hcl
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lorazepam.
Myasthenia Gravis, Respiratory Failure

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a health professional from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Lorazepam (dosage: 1.5 Mg/day), which was started on Jan 01, 2005. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Lorazepam the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Respiratory Failure
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lorazepam.
Bradycardia, Cardiac Arrest, Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged, Muscle Fatigue, Respiratory Failure, Sinus Tachycardia

This Respiratory Failure Lorazepam side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from on Aug 24, 2010. A Female , child 11 years of age, weighting 79.37 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Lorazepam. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Electrocardiogram Qrs Complex Prolonged
  • Muscle Fatigue
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sinus Tachycardia
. Lorazepam dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Bupropion
  • Bupropion
Myasthenia Gravis, Respiratory Failure

This is a Lorazepam side effect report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lorazepam (dosage:1.5 Mg/day, start time: Jan 01, 2005), combined with: NA., and developed a serious reaction and a Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Respiratory Failure
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lorazepam treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Respiratory Failure.
Ammonia Increased, Aspiration, Hypercalcaemia, Hypercapnia, Liver Disorder, Malignant Melanoma, Mental Status Changes, Respiratory Failure, Schizophrenia

A 62-year-old patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: agitation started Lorazepam treatment (dosage: 2 Mg Prn Iv) on May 02, 2010. Soon after starting Lorazepam treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Ammonia Increased
  • Aspiration
  • Hypercalcaemia
  • Hypercapnia
  • Liver Disorder
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Mental Status Changes
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Schizophrenia
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Lorazepam side effects, such as Respiratory Failure.
Myasthenia Gravis, Respiratory Failure

A female patient from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA was prescribed and started Lorazepam on May 17, 2010. After Lorazepam was administered, patient encountered several Lorazepam side effects: myasthenia gravis, respiratory failure Additional patient health information: Female , 26 years of age, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Lorazepam dosage: 1.5 Mg, Daily. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bipiden (1.5 Mg Daily)
  • Quetiapine (200 Mg Daily)
  • Aripiprazole (10 Mg Daily)
  • Clozapine (50 Mg Daily)
Anxiety, Condition Aggravated, Dysphagia, Dysphonia, Myasthenia Gravis, Psychotic Disorder, Respiratory Failure, Salivary Hypersecretion, Tardive Dyskinesia

This report suggests a potential Lorazepam Respiratory Failure side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Lorazepam (dosage: 1.5 Mg/day) starting Jan 01, 2005. Soon after starting Lorazepam the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Anxiety
  • Condition Aggravated
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Salivary Hypersecretion
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Amisulpride (amisulpride) (240-400 Mg/day)
  • Quetiapine (Less Than Or Equal To 200mg/day)
  • Aripiprazole (Less Than Or Equal To 10mg/day)
  • Clozapine (Less Than Or Equal To 50mg/day)
  • Biperiden Hydrochloride Tab (1.5mg/day)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Lorazepam demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Respiratory Failure, may still occur.
Delusion, Hallucination, Auditory, Muscular Weakness, Respiratory Failure

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on May 17, 2010 by a Female taking Lorazepam (dosage: 1.5 Mg) . Location: , 26 years of age, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Lorazepam side effects: delusion, hallucination, auditory, muscular weakness, respiratory failure. Additional medications/treatments: The patient was hospitalized.
Anxiety, Dysphagia, Dysphonia, Dyspnoea, Endotracheal Intubation, Myasthenia Gravis, Respiratory Failure, Tardive Dyskinesia

This Respiratory Failure problem was reported by a health professional from TAIWAN, PROVINCE OF CHINA. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Lorazepam (dosage: 1.5 Mg/day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Amisulpride (ngx) (Dosages Ranging From 200 To 400 Mg/day)
  • Quetiapine (ngx) (Up To 200 Mg/day)
  • Aripiprazole (Upt O 10 Mg/day)
  • Clozapine (Up To 50 Mg/day)
  • Biperiden Hydrochloride (ngx) (1.5 Mg/day)
When commencing Lorazepam, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Anxiety
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Dyspnoea
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Tardive Dyskinesia
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 Respiratory Failure, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Respiratory Failure, Sleep Apnoea Syndrome

This is a Lorazepam side effect report of a 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: insomnia and was treated with Lorazepam (dosage: 0.5 Mg, Qd) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Temazepam (10 Mg, Qd)
  • Temazepam (20 Mg, Qd)
  • Oramorph Sr
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)
Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome
This opens a possibility that Lorazepam could cause Respiratory Failure and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Coma, Hyperhidrosis, Pneumonia, Respiratory Failure, Suicide Attempt, Tachycardia

This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a health professional from GERMANY on Feb 02, 2009. A female patient from GERMANY , 38 years of age, was treated with Lorazepam. Patient felt the following Lorazepam side effects: coma, hyperhidrosis, pneumonia, respiratory failure, suicide attempt, tachycardia. Lorazepam dosage: 11 Mg 1x, Not The Prescribed Amount Oral.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Alcohol (alcohol - Ethanol) (0.5 L Of Wine Oral)
  • Trimipramine Maleate (1x, Not The Prescribed Amount Oral)
  • Zopiclone (zopiclone) (97.5 Mg 1x, No The Prescribed Amount Oral)
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Lorazepam.

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Lorazepam Respiratory Failure Causes and Reviews


Respiratory failure happens when not enough oxygen passes from your lungs into your blood. Your body's organs, such as your heart and brain, need oxygen-rich blood to work well. Respiratory failure also can happen if your lungs can't remove carbon dioxide (a waste gas) from your blood. Too much carbon dioxide in your blood can harm your body's organs.

Diseases and conditions that affect your breathing can cause respiratory failure. Examples include

  • Lung diseases such as COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, and cystic fibrosis
  • Conditions that affect the nerves and muscles that control breathing, such as spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy and stroke
  • Damage to the tissues and ribs around the lungs. An injury to the chest can cause this damage.
  • Drug or alcohol overdose
  • Injuries from inhaling smoke or harmful fumes

Treatment for respiratory failure depends on whether the condition is acute (short-term) or chronic (ongoing) and how severe it is. It also depends on the underlying cause. You may receive oxygen therapy and other treatment to help you breathe.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute


Lorazepam Respiratory Failure Reviews

Tue, 12 Jul 2011

feeling apathetic, lack of interest in anything. Not sure if it is my emotional state or because of Lorazepam

Fri, 18 Feb 2011
hi, i was on loraezpam for anxiety attacks and was having some side affects off of it and stopped taking it.i was taking it for about a month or less. it made me feel more depressed then i was. how long does it take to get out of the system?
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