Generic Name: LORAZEPAM - ORAL Pronounced: (lor-AYE-zeh-pam) Ativan Oral Uses
This medication is used to treat anxiety. Lorazepam
belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines which act on the brain and
nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. This drug works by
enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in the body
How To Use Ativan Oral
Take this medication by mouth with or without food as
directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and
response to treatment.
If directed by your doctor, use this medication regularly
in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the
same time(s) each day.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially
if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses (more than 1-4
weeks) or if you have a history of alcoholism, drug abuse, or personality
disorder. Withdrawal symptoms ...
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