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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Loranza injection at a fixed time.
Loranza injection may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Loranza injection 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.
Loranza injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


    Loranza injection uses

    Loranza injection is used in the treatment of anxiety and epilepsy.

    How loranza injection works

    Loranza injection works by increasing the action of GABA, a chemical messenger which suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.

    Common side effects of loranza injection

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


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    Expert advice FOR LORANZA injection

    • Notify your doctor immediately if you are or are planning to become pregnant during the administration of this medicine.
    • Lorazepam may be addictive, so take it as prescribed by the doctor. 
    • Do not discontinue the use of Lorazepam, unless the doctor has advised you. Discontinuation may cause withdrawal symptoms, which may include seizures.
    • Lorazepam may cause memory problems, drowsiness, confusion, especially in elderly patients. 
    • Most people may find that it gets less effective over time. 
    • Avoid driving after taking Lorazepam as it may cause drowsiness, dizziness, and confusion. 
    • Avoid consuming alcohol when taking Lorazepam, it may cause excessive drowsiness. 

    Frequently asked questions FOR LORANZA NA injection


    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
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    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).


    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)