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Lorazepam

Also known as Ativan


Lorazepam (trademarked as Ativan) is a high-potency, intermediate-duration, 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug, often used as a sedative. Lorazepam has all six intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolysis, anterograde amnesia, sedation/hypnosis, anticonvulsion, antiemesis and muscle relaxation. Lorazepam is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures including status epilepticus, and sedation of hospitalized patients, as well as sedation of aggressive patients.

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Estimated Total Cost: $12.42 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed lorazepam to treat anxiety, panic disorder, alcohol withdrawal, and hostile behavior.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take lorazepam if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking lorazepam most commonly experience side effects like cystitis, anemia, and headache.

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