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 ...
People come off antidepressants for a variety of reasons. In a best-case scenario it is because medication has helped and they feel it's time to move forward, but this is only one outcome. When the Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK conducted a survey of 817 people on this very topic they identified six key reasons why people stop: Felt better (219) Side-effects (213) Didn't help (175) Wanted to try without (45) Pregnant (39) On advice of doctor (21) It was also interesting to learn how people stopped and what effect stopping antidepressants had. In this sample 36 percent stopped suddenly and 63 percent experienced withdrawal symptoms, with some antidepressants more likely than others to cause withdrawal symptoms. The drugs most likely to cause withdrawal symptoms were Venlafaxine (82%), Escitalopram (75%), Paroxetine (69%) and Duloxetine (69%). Those less likely to cause withdrawal were Sertraline (62%) and Citalopram (60%). The least likely to cause withdrawal symptoms were...
Symptoms Primary symptoms may include: Agitation and restless behavior Depressed mood Fatigue Generalized malaise Increased appetite Vivid and unpleasant dreams Slowing of activity The craving and depression can last for months following cessation of long-term heavy use (particularly daily). Withdrawal symptoms may also be associated with suicidal thoughts in some people. During withdrawal, there can be powerful, intense cravings for cocaine. However, the "high" associated with ongoing use becomes less and less pleasant, and can produce fear and extreme suspicion rather than joy (euphoria). Just the same, the cravings may remain powerful. Signs and tests A physical examination and history of cocaine use are sufficient to diagnose this condition. A toxicology (poison) screen may be performed to see if other drugs may have been taken.
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