Q. Is Lorivan 1mg Tablet an opioid? Is it a habit-forming medicine?
No, Lorivan 1mg Tablet 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. Can Lorivan 1mg Tablet be used as a sleeping pill?
Lorivan 1mg Tablet is used for sleeping difficulties caused due to short-term anxiety. One of the very common side effects of Lorivan 1mg Tablet is drowsiness and sleepiness. It calms the mind, and therefore, helps a person to sleep.
Q. For how long will Lorivan 1mg Tablet stay in my system?
Lorivan 1mg Tablet 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 Lorivan 1mg Tablet?
The most important symptom of addiction is that you may feel unpleasant if you do not take Lorivan 1mg Tablet. Another symptom could be that you may increase the dose on your own to feel its effect.
Q. If I suddenly stop taking Lorivan 1mg Tablet, will it affect me adversely?
You should reduce the dose of Lorivan 1mg Tablet 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 Lorivan 1mg Tablet cause weight gain?
The effect of Lorivan 1mg Tablet on weight gain or loss is not known.
Q. Does Lorivan 1mg Tablet cause depression?
If you have a history of depression then it may increase the risk of developing depression again. Lorivan 1mg Tablet should not be used alone in depressed patients because it may cause suicidal tendencies in such patients.
Q. My old uncle is taking Lorivan 1mg Tablet for sleeplessness associated with anxiety. Can it affect his memory?
Though it is rare, but use of Lorivan 1mg Tablet 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 Lorivan 1mg Tablet?
Taking more than the recommended dose of Lorivan 1mg Tablet 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 Lorivan 1mg Tablet, seek immediate medical help immediately.