Generic Name: LORAZEPAM - INJECTION Pronounced: (lor-AZ-e-pam) Ativan Inj Uses
This medication is used to treat serious seizures that do
not stop (status epilepticus). It is also used before surgeries or procedures
to cause drowsiness, decrease anxiety, and cause forgetfulness about the
procedure or surgery.
Lorazepam belongs to a class of medications called
benzodiazepines, which produce a calming effect on the brain and nerves
(central nervous system). It is thought to work by increasing the effect of a
certain natural chemical (GABA) in the brain.
How To Use Ativan Inj
This medication is given by injection into a vein or
muscle by a health care professional. The dosage is based on your medical
condition and response to treatment.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially
if it has been used regularly for a long time or in high doses. Withdrawal
symptoms (such as loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, nausea, vo...
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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