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Lora 2mg Injection

Prescription Required
SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store in a refrigerator (2 - 8°C). Do not freeze.

Introduction

Lora 2mg Injection is a prescription medicine used to treat status epilepticus, a medical emergency when a prolonged seizure occurs or continuous seizure occurs within a span of five minutes, even before the person recovers from the previous one.

Lora 2mg Injection is also used to induce anesthesia before an investigation or a surgical procedure. It relieves anxiety and muscle tension, thus making the person comfortable before the operation or investigation procedure. This medicine is given as an injection under the supervision of a healthcare professional. Lora 2mg Injection may be given into your vein (intravenously) or into one of your muscles (intramuscularly). The recommended dose depends on your age, weight and why it is being used for you. It is usually used for a short-term only owing to its high habit-forming potential.

Side effects of this medicine include drowsiness, sedation, tiredness, confusion, depression, muscle weakness. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. It is important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding before taking this medicine.

Uses of Lora Injection

  • Treatment of Status epilepticus

Benefits of Lora Injection

In Treatment of Status epilepticus

Status epilepticus is when a seizure lasts longer than 5 minutes or when seizures occur close together and the person doesn't recover between seizures. It is a medical emergency and needs immediate medical attention. Lora 2mg Injection slows down electrical signals in the brain which cause seizures (fits). It can also help reduce symptoms such as confusion, uncontrollable jerking movements, loss of awareness, and fear or anxiety. It is given as an injection by a doctor or nurse.

Side effects of Lora Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lora

  • Sedation
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Muscle weakness
  • Sleepiness

How to use Lora Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Lora Injection works

Lora 2mg Injection is a benzodiazepine. It works by increasing the action of a chemical messenger (GABA) which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Lora 2mg Injection.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lora 2mg Injection is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lora 2mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Lora 2mg Injection should be used for short periods and sleepiness of the baby should be watched. The withdrawal of Lora 2mg Injection should be gradual.
Driving
UNSAFE
Lora 2mg Injection may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Lora 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lora 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
However, inform your doctor if you have any underlying kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Lora 2mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lora 2mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Lora 2mg Injection is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Lora Injection?

If you miss a dose of Lora 2mg Injection, 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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Quick Tips

  • Lora 2mg Injection is injected into a vein or muscle by your doctor or healthcare professional.
  • The addiction / habit-forming potential of this medicine is very high. Take it only as per the dose and duration advised by your doctor
  • It may cause dizziness. Do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol as it may increase dizziness and drowsiness.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
  • Do not stop taking medication suddenly without talking to your doctor as that may lead to nausea, anxiety, agitation, flu-like symptoms, sweating, tremor, and confusion.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Benzodiazepines Derivative
Habit Forming
Yes
Therapeutic Class
RESPIRATORY

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Lora with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
SERIOUS
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SERIOUS
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Triptam
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

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FAQs

Q. Is Lora 2mg Injection an opioid? Is it a habit-forming medicine?

No, Lora 2mg Injection is not an opioid. It belongs to the benzodiazepine group of medicines and is used for short-term treatment (2-4 weeks) only. It is a habit-forming medicine and can make a person physically and psychologically dependent.

Q. For how long will Lora 2mg Injection stay in my system?

Lora 2mg Injection may take around 3 days to get completely removed from the system.

Q. Are there any symptoms that I would experience if I get addicted to Lora 2mg Injection?

The most important symptom of addiction is that you may feel unpleasant if you do not take Lora 2mg Injection. Another symptom could be that you may increase the dose on your own to feel its effect.

Q. If I suddenly stop taking Lora 2mg Injection, will it affect me adversely?

You should reduce the dose of Lora 2mg Injection gradually before completely stopping it. Suddenly stopping it may lead to withdrawal symptoms which include loss of the sense of reality, feeling detached from life, and unable to feel emotion. Some patients have also experienced numbness or tingling in the arms or legs, tinnitus (ringing sounds in the ears), uncontrolled or overactive movements, twitching, shaking, feeling sick, being sick, stomach upsets or stomach pain, loss of appetite, agitation and abnormally fast heart beats. It can also cause panic attacks, dizziness or feeling faint, memory loss, hallucinations, feeling stiff and unable to move easily, feeling very warm, convulsions (sudden uncontrolled shaking or jerking of the body) and oversensitivity to light, sound and touch.

Q. Does Lora 2mg Injection cause weight gain?

The effect of Lora 2mg Injection on weight gain or loss is not known.

Q. Does Lora 2mg Injection cause depression?

If you have a history of depression then it may increase the risk of developing depression again. Lora 2mg Injection should not be used alone in depressed patients because it may cause suicidal tendencies in such patients.

Q. My old uncle is taking Lora 2mg Injection for sleeplessness associated with anxiety. Can it affect his memory?

Though it is rare, but use of Lora 2mg Injection can cause memory impairment, which may be more apparent in old age patients.

Q. Are there any harmful effects of taking more than the recommended doses of Lora 2mg Injection?

Taking more than the recommended dose of Lora 2mg Injection may cause loss of muscle control, low blood pressure, mental confusion, slow breathing and even coma. If you have taken higher than the recommended dose of Lora 2mg Injection, seek immediate medical help immediately.
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