Ativan (Lorazepam) Medication Information

Ativan® (lorazepam) is a prescription medication approved for treating anxiety in adults and children as young as 12 years old. There is also an injectable form of Ativan used for treating nervous tension and anxiety, as well as severe seizures. However, because Ativan is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on Ativan before starting treatment with this drug.
For example, you may not be able to take Ativan if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, liver disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Also, you may not be able to safely use Ativan if you are currently taking certain medications (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription medications).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, Ativan can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include dizziness, weakness, and unsteadiness. Ativan comes in the form of a tablet, an oral liquid, or as an injection. For more information, talk to your pharmacist or healthcare provider.
(Click Ativan for other important information on Ativan [lorazepam], a medication used for treating anxiety, tension, and seizures. This article discusses how Ativan works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)
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