Were you looking for information about Ativan? Adavan is a common misspelling of Ativan.
Ativan® (lorazepam) is a drug that is approved to treat anxiety. It is thought to work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) -- a chemical that is naturally calming. Ativan comes in tablet, oral liquid, and injectable forms.
As with all medications, side effects are possible during treatment with Ativan. Some of the commonly reported side effects include dizziness, weakness, and unsteadiness. Among the factors that can affect the dose of Ativan your healthcare provider recommends are your age, other medications you may be taking, and other medical conditions you may have.
This medication is not right for everyone. For example, if you have glaucoma, depression, or liver disease, you may not be able to safely take Ativan.
(To read the full eMedTV article, click Ativan. Topics discussed include how the medication works, when and how to take it, and what to tell your healthcare provider before beginning treatment. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)