Ativan And Copd

Question

Asked by Chukesh29

Ativan And Copd

Why would a doctor prescribe Ativan for someone with COPD?

Answer

Hello... Ativan is a medication used most commonly to treat anxiety disorders. But doctors may prescribe it for other reasons too, so the best person to ask about this is the doctor for the person who has been prescribed the Ativan.

People with COPD do often become anxious and/or depressed, so a prescription for Ativan in someone with COPD is not far-fetched. However, it is a medication that can become habit forming, so it should be used only as prescribed. Also, Ativan should NEVER be mixed with alcohol.

Your pharmacist is another great source of information when you're wondering why a drug might have been prescribed.

To your health,

Kathi

Answered by Kathi MacNaughton