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Ativan 2mg Tablet

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Composition for Ativan 2mg Tablet

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Primary uses of Ativan 2mg Tablet

Short term anxiety, Epilepsy
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Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Ativan Tablet

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Uses of Ativan Tablet

Ativan 2mg Tablet is used in the treatment of short term anxiety and epilepsy.
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Ativan Tablet side effects

Common

Sleepiness, Memory impairment, Dizziness, Uncoordinated body movements, Fatigue, Constipation, Slurred speech, Headache, Irritability, Depression, Dryness in mouth.

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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. Ativan 2mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it 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

  • If you are taking Ativan for the treatment of insomnia and anxiety, it should not be used more than 4 weeks.
  • It may become less effective over the time.
  • It causes sleepiness or drowsiness. If this happens to you, do not drive or use machinery.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking the Ativan, as it may cause excessive sleepiness or drowsiness.
  • 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.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of Ativan is very high.
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Ativan Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Ativan Tablet
Alcohol
CAUTION
Ativan 2mg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ativan 2mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
Lactation
Ativan 2mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Ativan 2mg Tablet should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Ativan 2mg Tablet should be gradual.
Driving
Ativan 2mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
SAFE
Ativan 2mg Tablet is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Ativan 2mg Tablet is recommended.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Ativan 2mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ativan 2mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Ativan 2mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Ativan Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of Ativan 2mg Tablet, 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.

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Frequently asked questions about Ativan Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Lorazepam

Ativan 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
Ativan. Xanax (alprazolam) and Valium (diazepam) belong to the same group of drugs called benzodiazepines, but they are used for different indications
Yes. Ativan acts on the brain to relax muscles
Ativan is neither a beta blocker (anti-hypertensive) or SSRI (anti-depressant); it belongs to a group of drugs called benzodiazepines
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
No. Ativan is not a pain-relieving medication. Use it only as advised by your doctor
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
Ativan has no known harmful interaction with prednisone, but always consult with your doctor before taking this medication
Ativan 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, Ativan may also make an individual dependant such that they are not be able to sleep or function normally without taking it
Ativan 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
Yes, excessive sleepiness and daytime drowsiness are few of the side-effects of Ativan
Ativan can interfere with sexual function and very rarely causes erectile dysfunction (i.e. inability to achieve erection).

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Ativan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Ativan with Clarithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Clarithromycin: Clarimac, Klarim, Cloff, Clarital, Truclar, Claricin, Bioclar, Claribid, Clarie, C Cin
Ativan with Lamotrigine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamotrigine: Lamitor, Lamez, Lamictal, Lamosyn, Lametec
Ativan with Levosulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: Nexipride, Edride, Ulpride
Ativan with Haloperidol
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Halopik, Hypnodol, Senorm, Kividol, Trancodol, Helinase, Typidol, Talendol
Ativan with Paliperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris
Ativan with Imipramine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Imipramine: Elamin, Diamin, Kidep, Depranil, Dimip, Depsol, Imizen, Hemidap, Antipres, Depsin
Ativan with Sulpiride
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Ativan with Phenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Phenytoin: Episol, Neptoin, C-Toin, Eptoin
Ativan with Armodafinil
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Armodafinil: Waklert
Ativan with Iloperidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt
Ativan with Blonanserin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Ativan with Chlorpromazine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Relitil, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor
Ativan with Dexrabeprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dexrabeprazole: Dirab, Repepsa, Kyrab
Ativan with Ritonavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ritonavir: Viriton, Ritomune
Ativan with Ketoconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ketoconazole: Hyporal
Ativan with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Ativan with Indinavir
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Indinavir: Indivan
Ativan with Posaconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Ativan with Itraconazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Itraconazole: Itrasig, Itracan, Candiforce, Canditral, Onitraz, Iycotizol, Itrasys, Syntran, Nixitral, I-Tyza
Ativan with Roxithromycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Roxithromycin: Rin, Rxn, Roxid, Biorox, Roxilac, Vilrox, Roxeptin, Roxyrol, Q Rox, Hycin, Aurox, Roxygo, Romithrax, Raxitid, Roxy, Roxikem, Roxywin
Ativan with Pimozide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimoz, Arkazid
Ativan with Citalopram
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Citalopram: Vocita, Olarc, Citopam
Ativan with Oxcarbazepine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxcarbazepine: Zenoxa, Oxmazetol, Trioptal, Selzic, Mezalog
Ativan with Lamivudine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir
Ativan with Valproic Acid
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Valproic Acid: Epsoval
Ativan with Lacosamide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Lacosamide: Lacosam, Lacoset, Lacotide, Seizgard
Ativan with Ilaprazole
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Ilaprazole: Blokcid, Ilaone, Adiza, Lupila, Ilatop, Iladac, Ilaking, Iladif, Peptorila
Ativan with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Paroxetine: Parox, Pirotin, Paropex, Depaxil, Patriot
Ativan with Revaprazan
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Revaprazan: Revanex
Ativan with Sodium Valproate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Valproate: Encorate, Valcontin, Valparin, Epival, Valparex
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