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What is the medication ativan for?

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Drug Class: Antianxiety Agent – Benzodiazepines · Benzodiazepines · Sedative-Hypnotic – Benzodiazepines

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult your doctor. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

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Drug Class: Antianxiety Agent – Benzodiazepines · Benzodiazepines · Sedative-Hypnotic – Benzodiazepines

Availability: Prescription Required

Pregnancy: Consult your doctor. This medication may be harmful to an unborn child.

Lactation: Consult a doctor before using

Alcohol: Avoid intake while taking this medication

Driving: May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Use caution

Addiction: Risk of abuse and addiction. Use only as directed

Manufacturer: BAXTER HEALTHCA · VALEANT/BAUSCH

PrecautionsPrecautions

  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • Not recommended during pregnancy.
  • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
  • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
  • May be habit forming
  • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.

  • For concentrate, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing dropper. Refrigerate. Discard 90 days after opened.
  • For syringe products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. Measure accurately & mix into liquid or soft food. Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency. Refrigerate and protect from light.
  • For tablet products : Before use, important to read the Medication Guide. Call doctor if medicine doesn’t seem to work.

What are side effects of Ativan?Any warnings while using Ativan?Does Ativan interact with any drugs?Is Ativan contraindicated for any condition?How to use Ativan?What if you missed a dose of Ativan?

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Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

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  • People also askHow long can you take Ativan safely?How long can you take Ativan safely?To avoid tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms, it is recommended that Ativan be used regularly for no longer than 4 weeks. Ativan is usually taken as a tablet, either two to three times per day or only as needed (not to exceed two to three times per day).

    Precautions

    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
    • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
    • Not recommended during pregnancy.
    • Avoid alcohol/other drugs that make you sleepy
    • May make you drowsy or dizzy. Drive with caution
    • May be habit forming
    • MD may need to reduce the dose before you stop it.

    • For concentrate, oral products : Measure dose using a dosing dropper. Refrigerate. Discard 90 days after opened.
    • For syringe products : Drug is given by a nurse or a doctor. Don’t use if solution has particles or color change. Measure accurately & mix into liquid or soft food. Call Dr before increasing dose or frequency. Refrigerate and protect from light.
    • For tablet products : Before use, important to read the Medication Guide. Call doctor if medicine doesn’t seem to work.

    What are side effects of Ativan?Any warnings while using Ativan?Does Ativan interact with any drugs?Is Ativan contraindicated for any condition?How to use Ativan?What if you missed a dose of Ativan?

    For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.

    Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: First Databank

    Was this helpful?How long can you take Ativan safely? To avoid tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms, it is recommended that Ativan be used regularly for no longer than 4 weeks. Ativan is usually taken as a tablet, either two to three times per day or only as needed (not to exceed two to three times per day).

    Is Ativan an antidepressant? Ativan and Lexapro belong to different drug classes. Ativan is a benzodiazepine and Lexapro is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) type antidepressant.

    Is Ativan good for stress? Ativan works by depressing brain activity. It is considered a sedative and targets the central nervous system to reduce anxiety and depression. Ativan also works by targeting the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid that is found in the brain. This creates a relaxing effect that helps stress and anxiety sufferers reduce overactive thoughts.

    What is the drug classification for Ativan? Ativan is part of a class of medications known as benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepine drugs are sometimes referred to as sedatives or tranquilizers due to their calming and relaxing effect on the body. Other common benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), and Valium (diazepam).

    How long before a procedure should I take Ativan?

    How long before a procedure should I take Ativan? If you are taking ATIVAN before surgery the usual dose is 2 to 4 mg the night before surgery. Another dose of 2 to 4 mg may also be given 1 to 2 hours before surgery. Elderly people may need a lower dose.

    How long to wait to drink after taking Ativan? FDA, says to avoid alcohol while taking Ativan. Generally speaking, one may have to wait for 12 hours after dose of Ativan to consider drinking alcohol for healthy person, but it should be taken, only after doctor’s approval.

    What is the best way to stop taking Ativan? Consult a doctor first. You should never attempt to stop taking Ativan (main ingredient lorazepam) without talking to your doctor first. Especially if you have been taking Ativan for a longer period of time. Stopping the drug suddenly can worsen your condition and can cause withdrawal symptoms such as: anxiousness, sleeplessness, and irritability.

    What is the maximum daily dosage of Ativan? The maximum daily dose of Ativan (lorazepam) is 10 mg per day, when taking the oral dosage form.