Ativan (Lorazepam) is a benzodiazepines that acts on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect that relieve symptoms of anxiety.
It works by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).
Uses of Ativan (Lorazepam)
Ativan (Lorazepam) dosing information
Initial dose: 2 – 3 mg tablet taken orally 2 – 3, 8-12 hours interval daily. Do not exceed 10 mg/day
Geriatric: 1-2 mg orally with 8-12 hours interval.
2-4 mg taken orally, daily at bedtime
Geriatric: 0.5-1 mg orally at bedtime, increase as needed.
To avoid over-sedation, dosage should not exceed 2 mg
Important information before taking Lorazepam
DO NOT use Lorazepam if you develop allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine, such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide, diazepam (Valium), klonopin, flurazepam, or similar medicine.
Lorazepam should NOT be given to pregnant women. This medicine can cause birth defects or life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn.
DO NOT use lorazepam if you have narrow-angle glaucoma, severe respiratory insufficiency, myasthenia gravis.
Common side effects of Activan
Slurred speech, lack of balance or coordination
Call your doctor immediately if you have:
Severe sleep disorder
sudden restless feeling or excitement
aggression, confusion, hallucinations
upper stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
60 tablets, 100 tablets