Each Ativan (lorazepam) tablet, to be taken orally, contains 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg of lorazepam. Ativan (lorazepam) is indicated for the management of anxiety disorders or for the short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms.
Some patients on Ativan (lorazepam) have developed leukopenia, and some have had elevations of LDH. As with other benzodiazepines, periodic blood counts and liver function tests are recommended for patients on long-term therapy.
Ativan (lorazepam) is readily absorbed with an absolute bioavailability of 90 percent.
Ativan is a highly addictive prescription drug. People with a history of drug and/or alcohol abuse or personality disorders are at a greater risk for developing an Ativan addiction. Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, an anti-anxiety medication also prescribed to treat other.
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Ativan is often abused alongside other drugs to enhance its sedative effects. Ativan may be combined with other drugs to either enhance or counteract its effects.
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Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan among others, is a benzodiazepine medication. It is used to treat anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, active.
Withdrawal symptoms can occur after taking therapeutic doses of Ativan for as little as one week. Withdrawal symptoms include headaches, anxiety, tension, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, dysphoria, dizziness, derealization, depersonalization, numbness/tingling of extremities, hypersensitivity to light, sound, and smell, perceptual distortions, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, appetite loss, hallucinations, delirium, seizures, tremor, stomach cramps, myalgia, agitation, palpitations, tachycardia, panic attacks, short-term memory loss, and hyperthermia.
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Consult your doctor for more details. This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy. l the doctor right away if you notice symptoms in your newborn baby such as slowed breathing, feeding problems, or constant crying. It may harm an unborn baby.
Does Ativan interact with other medications?
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching /swelling (especially of the face/ tongue /throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol).
When someone uses Ativan in excess or for longer than their doctor recommends, they put themselves at risk of cognitive damage, overdose, dependence and.
As tolerance grows, a person takes more and more Ativan. This mental dependence (addiction) is very difficult to overcome. They become consumed by thoughts of obtaining and taking the drug. They cannot control their drug use, and continue taking Ativan even when it becomes the cause of their problems, rather than the cure.
Some people may take Ativan to experience a high or an intense state of relaxation or to self-medicate their mild anxiety symptoms. The calming and euphoric effects of Ativan are also desirable to people who do not suffer from an anxiety disorder.
“Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older,” notes the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.