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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 ...
Ativan is an medication used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. It has been approved for short term use, but has not been studied or approved for treatment lasting more than four months.
This medication belongs to a group of medications known as benzodiazepines. These are depressant medications used to treat insomnia, seizure disorders, muscle spasms and anxiety. Other benxodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, Librium and Klonopin. These medications have a high risk of dependence and this is why they should only be prescribed for short term treatment. In addition, withdrawal can occur when stopping this type of medication. Tapering off the medication is recommended and should be done only under the supervision of a medical professional to help eliminate symptoms of withdrawal.
Because of the high risk of abuse and dependence, Ativan is not recommended for patients with a history of drug or alcohol abuse or addiction.
Before Taking Ativan
Ativan is effec...
The goals of treatment are to reduce the immediate withdrawal symptoms, prevent complications, and begin long-term therapy to promote abstinence (no drinking at all).
People with moderate-to-severe symptoms of alcohol withdrawal may need inpatient treatment at a hospital or other facility that treats alcohol withdrawal. Others who may need inpatient treatment include those who:
Have a mental health disorder, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
Have failed outpatient treatment for alcoholism or alcohol withdrawal
Have serious medical problems
May be harmful to themselves or others
Treatment at an inpatient center will include medical monitoring and treatment of alcohol symptoms.
Monitoring of blood pressure, body temperature, heart rate, and blood levels of different chemicals in the body will take place. The person will be watched closely for hallucinations and other signs of delirium tremens .
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