Anxiety Home > Ativan Withdrawal
Because Ativan can cause psychological and physical dependence, you should not suddenly stop taking it. Signs of withdrawal from Ativan include anxiety, depression, insomnia, and personality changes. You should not be afraid to ask your healthcare provider for help with stopping Ativan, even if you have been abusing the drug or taking it without a prescription.
An Introduction to Ativan WithdrawalAtivan® (lorazepam) is a prescription medication approved to treat anxiety. Because this medication can cause psychological and physical dependence, you should not abruptly stop taking it.
Symptoms of Withdrawal From AtivanSymptoms of Ativan withdrawal can include but are not limited to:
- Restlessness or irritability
- Personality changes
- Sensitivity to sound or light
- Numbness or tingling
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- A rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
- Heart palpitations
- Memory loss
- Panic attacks