Serious Reactions to Ativan
Serious Side EffectsSome side effects with Ativan, while occurring infrequently, are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
- Depression (or worsening of existing depression)
- Suicidal thoughts
- Difficulty breathing
- Anxiety, excitation, or agitation
- Hostility, aggression, or rage
- Signs of an allergic reaction, including unexplained rash, hives, itching, and unexplained swelling.
Final Thoughts on Ativan Side EffectsIt is possible that you may experience some or none of the Ativan side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking Ativan. Also let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right" during treatment with the medicine. While you may not be experiencing a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.