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Lorazepam

Lorazepam Information

Lorazepam Benefits & Uses

Lorazepam is used to treat the following -

  1. Anxiety Primary
  2. Insomnia

Lorazepam Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Lorazepam

Lorazepam

Lorazepam Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Lorazepam is used -

  1. Drowsiness
  2. Memory problems
  3. Uncoordinated Body Movements
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Fatigue Mild
  6. Constipation Moderate
  7. Slurred speech
  8. Headache Severe
  9. Irritability
  10. Depressed mood
  11. Dry Mouth Severe
  12. Confusion
  13. Nausea or vomiting
  14. Blurred vision
  15. Agitation

Lorazepam Related Warnings

Is the use of Lorazepam safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Lorazepam. It is best to stop taking Lorazepam immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Lorazepam safe during breastfeeding?

Side effects of Lorazepam for breastfeeding are little to none, so you can take it without doctor's advice.

Mild

What is the effect of Lorazepam on the Kidneys?

Lorazepam is not harmful for kidneys.

Safe

What is the effect of Lorazepam on the Liver?

The liver can be affected by Lorazepam. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it and consult your doctor. You should restart Lorazepam only after medical advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Lorazepam on the Heart?

Lorazepam may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Lorazepam with Other Drugs

Lorazepam should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Paracetamol,Codeine

    Alfentanil

      Flumazenil

      Methadone

      Morphine

      Olanzapine

      Lorazepam Contraindications

      If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Lorazepam unless your doctor advises you to do so -

      1. Parkinson's Disease
      2. Depression
      3. Suicidal Tendency
      4. Allergy
      5. Heart Disease
      6. Liver Disease
      7. Respiratory Depression

      Frequently asked Questions about Lorazepam

      Is this Lorazepam habit forming or addictive?

      Yes, Lorazepam can get addictive. Consume it only after doctor's advise.

      Yes

      Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

      No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Lorazepam as you may feel sleepy.

      Dangerous

      Is it safe?

      Lorazepam should be used only after doctor's advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

      Is it able to treat mental disorders?

      Lorazepam has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.

      Yes

      Lorazepam Interactions with Food and Alcohol

      Interaction between Food and Lorazepam

      Taking Lorazepam with some specific foods may delay its effect. Talk to your doctor about this.

      Mild

      Interaction between Alcohol and Lorazepam

      Consuming Lorazepam with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

      Severe
      This medicine data has been created by -
      Dr. Md Saadullah
      M.Pharma, Pharmacy
      3 Years of Experience
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      Dr. Vikas Chauhan
      B.Pharma, Pharmacy
      2 Years of Experience
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      References

      1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Ativan (lorazepam)
      2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 424,466
      3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 791-792