Ativan / Lorazepam

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:49 by admin
Ativan, originally known as Lorazepam, is a sedative in the benzodiazepine class and has been in use since the early 1970s. The drug is used to treat anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, and panic disorders.

Ativan can be very addictive, and the drug has been shown to have severe side effects after extended use. Some long-term Ativan patients experience depression, epileptic fits, stomach disorders, irregular blood pressure, hallucinations, loss of vision or memory, tremors, insomnia and muscle problems. Due to its addictive nature, patients who abruptly stop ("cold turkey") Ativan treatment may suffer withdrawal symptoms.

See your doctor if you have experienced serious side effects associated with Ativan. In addition, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Antidepressants & Other Psychiatric Drugs
  2. Addiction: Overview
  3. Blindness
  4. Blood Pressure: Overview
  5. Depression: Overview
  6. Digestive Disorders: Overview
  7. Epilepsy: Overview
  8. Hallucinations: Overview
  9. Joints & Muscles: Overview
  10. Memory Loss
  11. Sleep Disorders: Overview
  12. Tremors: Overview
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