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Medicine Overview of ATIVAN TABLET
Uses of ATIVAN TABLET
Ativan 2mg tablet is used in the treatment of anxiety and epilepsy.
Side effects of ATIVAN TABLET
Sleepiness, Memory impairment, Uncoordinated body movements, Dizziness, Fatigue, Constipation, Slurred speech, Headache, Irritability, Depression, Dry mouth.
How to use ATIVAN TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ativan 2mg tablet at a fixed time.
How ATIVAN TABLET works
Ativan 2mg tablet is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
In Depth Information on ATIVAN TABLET
Expert advice for ATIVAN TABLET
- The addiction / habit-forming potential of Lorazepam is very high.
- If you are taking Lorazepam for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
- It may become less effective over the time.
- Avoid driving or operating dangerous machinery as it may decrease alertness.
- Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Lorazepam, as it may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems.
Special precautions for ATIVAN 2MG TABLET
Ativan 2mg tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ativan 2mg tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor....
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Ativan 2mg tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
should not drive or to use machines,
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal functi+more
on. Contraindicated in severe impaired renal function....
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
ENCORATE SYRUP, ZATHRIN REDIMIX SUSPENSION, PRATHAM 200MG/5ML REDIUSE SUSPENSION, AZIBIG 200MG SUSPENSION
If you miss a dose of Lorazepam, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions for ATIVAN 2MG TABLET
Frequently asked questions for Lorazepam
Q. Is lorazepam addictive or habit forming or narcotic?
Lorazepam is addictive and habit forming, as on prolonged use, it may make you dependent such that you will not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it. It is therefore classified as a narcotic and only the exact quantity required by you will be provided by the chemist/pharmacist after producing a prescriptio
Q. Is lorazepam the same as Xanax (alprazolam) or Valium (diazepam)?
Lorazepam, Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) belong to the same group of drugs called benzodiazepines, but they are used for different indications
Q. Is lorazepam a muscle relaxer?
Yes. Lorazepam acts on the brain to relax muscles
Q. Is lorazepam a beta blocker or SSRI?
Lorazepam is neither a beta blocker (anti-hypertensive) or SSRI (anti-depressant); it belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines
Q. Can I take lorazepam for a long time or can I take lorazepam forever or how long can I take lorazepam or can you take lorazepam for years?
This drug should be used for only a short time. Do not take this medication for longer than 4 months without your doctor's advice
Q. Can I take lorazepam for pain?
No. Lorazepam is not a pain-relieving medication. Use it only as advised by your doctor
Q. Can you take lorazepam for anxiety?
Yes, it is used to treat anxiety
Q. Can I take lorazepam with melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Advil (ibuprofen)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion)/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
Lorazepam has no known harmful interaction with Advil (ibuprofen) or Tylenol (paracetamol); hence can be taken together. Drugs like melatonin/ Zoloft (sertraline)/ tramadol/ Suboxone (buprenorphine and naloxone)/ Ambien (Zolpidem)/ Wellbutrin (bupropion) can increase the side-effects of lorazepam, and vice verca. Please consult your doctor before taking lorazepam with any other drug
Q. Can I take lorazepam with prednisone?
Lorazepam has no known harmful interaction with prednisone, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Q. Does lorazepam get you high?
Lorazepam enhances the action of a signaling chemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain and thus produces a calming effect. This calming effect may be perceived as pleasant or feeling high by some individuals. On prolonged use, lorazepam may also make an individual dependant such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it
Q. Does lorazepam lower blood pressure?
Lorazepam itself can rarely lower blood pressure. However, it is known to potentiate the effect of medicines used to treat high blood pressure, and cause excessive lowering of blood pressure
Q. Does lorazepam make you sleepy?
Yes, excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness are few of the side-effects of lorazepam
Q. Does lorazepam cause erectile dysfunction?
Lorazepam can interfere with sexual function and very rarely causes erectile dysfunction (i.e. inability to achieve erection).
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