Lorazepam-induced diplopia

Indian J Pharmacol. 2014 Mar-Apr;46(2):228-9. doi: 10.4103/0253-7613.129328.


Diplopia - seeing double - is a symptom with many potential causes, both neurological and ophthalmological. Benzodiazepine induced ocular side-effects are rarely reported. Lorazepam is one of the commonly used benzodiazepine in psychiatric practice. Visual problems associated with administration of lorazepam are rarely reported and the frequency of occurrence is not established. We report a rare case of lorazepam-induced diplopia in a newly diagnosed case of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Keywords: Adverse drug event; diplopia; lorazepam.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents / administration & dosage
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents / adverse effects*
  • Anti-Anxiety Agents / therapeutic use
  • Diplopia / chemically induced*
  • Diplopia / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Lorazepam / administration & dosage
  • Lorazepam / adverse effects*
  • Lorazepam / therapeutic use
  • Male
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder / drug therapy
  • Young Adult


  • Anti-Anxiety Agents
  • Lorazepam