- What is Ativan (lorazepam)?
- What brand names are available for lorazepam?
- Is Ativan (lorazepam) available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for Ativan (lorazepam)?
- Why is Ativan (lorazepam) prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of Ativan (lorazepam)?
- What is the dosage for Ativan (lorazepam)?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with Ativan (lorazepam)?
- Is Ativan (lorazepam) safe to take during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about Ativan (lorazepam)?
What is Ativan (lorazepam)?
What brand names are available for lorazepam?
- Ativan is the brand name available for lorazepam.
- Loraz brand name for lorazepam has been discontinued in the US.
Is Ativan (lorazepam) available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for Ativan (lorazepam)?
Why is Ativan (lorazepam) prescribed to patients?
- Ativan (lorazepam) is used for the management of anxiety disorders, the short-term relief of symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depression.
- Ativan is effective for insomnia and panic attacks, and is used in combination with other medications to prevent nausea and vomiting resulting from chemotherapy.
- Ativan also is administered before anesthesia for sedation and used for prevention and treatment of alcohol withdrawal.
- It also is used for treating seizures (status epilepticus).
What are the side effects of Ativan (lorazepam)?
The most common side effects associated with Ativan are:
Other side effects include:
Possible serious side effects include:
- Extrapyramidal symptoms
- Respiratory depression
- Suicidal ideation/attempt
- Like all benzodiazepines, Ativan can cause physical dependence. Suddenly stopping therapy after a few months of daily therapy may be associated with a feeling of loss of self-worth, agitation, and insomnia. If Ativan is taken continuously for longer than a few months, stopping therapy suddenly may produce seizures, tremors, muscle cramping, vomiting, and sweating.
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