Ativan



Ativan (Lorazepam)


Generic Name: Lorazepam (lor A ze pam)

Brand Names: Ativan, Loracalm, Loripam, Trapex, Anxilor

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What is Ativan?

Ativan (lorazepam) belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. Lorazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.

Ativan is used to treat anxiety disorders.

Ativan may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Important information

You should not use Ativan if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or myasthenia gravis, or if you are allergic to Valium or a similar medicine.

Do not use lorazepam if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.

Lorazepam may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Ativan should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Do not drink alcohol while taking Ativan. Lorazepam can increase the effects of alcohol.

Before taking this medicine

It is dangerous to purchase Ativan on the Internet or from vendors outside the United States. Medications distributed from Internet sales may contain dangerous ingredients, or may not be distributed by a licensed pharmacy. The sale and distribution of Ativan outside the U.S. does not comply with the regulations of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the safe use of this medication.

You should not take Ativan if you have:

  • narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • myasthenia gravis; or
  • a history of allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine, such as diazepam (Valium), chlordiazepoxide, clonazepam, flurazepam, and others

To make sure Ativan is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • seizures or epilepsy;
  • kidney or liver disease (especially alcoholic liver disease);
  • asthma or other breathing disorder;
  • open-angle glaucoma;
  • a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior;
  • a history of drug or alcohol addiction; or
  • if you use a narcotic (opioid) medication.

Do not use Ativan if you are pregnant. This medicine can cause birth defects. Your baby could also become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are taking Ativan.

Lorazepam can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using Ativan.

Ativan is not approved for use by anyone younger than 18 years old.

The sedative effects of lorazepam may last longer in older adults. Accidental falls are common in elderly patients who take benzodiazepines. Use caution to avoid falling or accidental injury while you are taking Ativan.

How should I take Ativan?

Take Ativan exactly as it was prescribed for you. Follow all directions on your prescription label. Never use Ativan in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your symptoms.

Lorazepam may be habit-forming. Never share Ativan with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away Ativan is against the law.

Ativan should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medicine for longer than your doctor recommends.

Do not stop using Ativan suddenly or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including a seizure (convulsions). Ask your doctor how to safely stop using this medicine.

Call your doctor if this medicine seems to stop working as well in treating your anxiety symptoms.

Store Ativan at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Lorazepam is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking lorazepam:

More Common:

  • Drowsiness
  • relaxed and calm
  • sleepiness

Incidence not known:

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • aggressive, angry
  • agitation
  • anxiety
  • attack, assault, or force
  • black, tarry stools
  • bleeding gums
  • blood in urine or stools
  • bluish lips or skin
  • blurred vision
  • change in consciousness
  • chills
  • coma
  • confusion
  • confusion about identity, place, and time
  • convulsions
  • cough or hoarseness
  • dark urine
  • decreased urine output
  • difficulty in breathing and/or swallowing
  • difficulty in speaking
  • discouragement
  • dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up from a lying or sitting position suddenly
  • drooling
  • dry mouth
  • excitation
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • fast or irregular heartbeat
  • fear or nervousness
  • feeling sad or empty
  • fever with or without chills
  • general feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • headache
  • hives
  • hyperventilation
  • increased thirst
  • irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  • irritability
  • itching
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of balance control
  • loss of consciousness
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • loss of memory
  • lower back or side pain
  • muscle pain or cramps
  • muscle trembling, jerking, or stiffness
  • nausea or vomiting
  • not breathing
  • painful or difficult urination
  • pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  • pinpoint red spots on skin
  • problems with memory
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • rash
  • reddening of the skin, especially around ears
  • restlessness
  • seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there
  • seizures
  • shaking
  • shortness of breath
  • shuffling walk
  • sleeplessness
  • sore throat
  • sores, ulcers, or white spots on lips or in mouth
  • stiffness of limbs
  • sweating
  • swelling of eyes or inside of nose
  • swelling of face, ankles, or hands
  • swollen glands
  • thoughts or attempts at killing oneself
  • tightness in chest
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • twisting movements of body
  • unable to sleep
  • uncontrolled movements, especially of face, neck, and back
  • unexplained bleeding or bruising
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • vomiting of blood
  • wheezing
  • yellow eyes or skin

 

 

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