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I have IBS with constipation , I also have anxiety

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Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019
Question: I have IBS with constipation, I also have anxiety and panic disorder. I take 10 mg of celexa daily and .25mg of ativan as needed once a day. My consern is if the ativan can cause constipation.
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Answered by Dr. Prasad (47 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Celexa > ativan...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Ativan is listed to cause constipation; but not very frequently. Most people on ativan don't suffer from constipation unless there are other dietary and life style factor associated. Celexa is known to cause constipation more frequently than ativan.

So to answer your question, though constipation is listed side effect of ativan, I don't think 0.25mg of ativan is directly responsible in your case.

Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications.

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Brief Answer: Celexa > ativan... Detailed Answer: Hi, Ativan is listed to cause constipation; but not very frequently. Most people on ativan don't suffer from constipation unless there are other dietary and life style factor associated. Celexa is known to cause constipation more frequently than ativan. So to answer your question, though constipation is listed side effect of ativan, I don't think 0.25mg of ativan is directly responsible in your case. Hope this helps. Let me know if you need clarifications. Regards