ATIVAN (LORAZEPAM )
What is Ativan?
Lorazepam is sold under the brand name Ativan amongst others it is a benzodiazepine medication .
It is used , to treat anxiety disorders , troubled sleeping, active seizures including status epilepticus , alcohol withdrawal and chemotherapeutic induced nausea and vomiting.
It is used during surgery to interfere with memory formation and it can be used for sever agitation.
Common Side Effects of ativan
– Body weakness
-Low blood pressure
– Decrease breath effort
– Blocking the formation of new memories .
-It is used for the treatment of anxiety
-Ativan given right before anesthesia
-It is used to treat alcohol withdrawals
-It is said to be used for the treatment of gastrointestinal disorders .
-It should not be taken by people suffering from depression as the thought of suicide may be born in their minds
-An overdose may lead to passing out of the Individual.
It’s typical prescription is based on your age ,the severity of your condition and the medical condition you may have . It is orally taken two to six mg daily . It is actually taken two to three times daily.