Brand NamesAlmazine, Alzapam, Anxiedin, Aplacassee, Ativan, Bonatranquan, Delormetazepam
What is Lorazepam
Lorazepam - a calming agent. It is often used to excite and anger, relief of anxiety. Lorazepam reduces insomnia, calm people with mania, schizophrenia. This medicine also for nervous tension and reduce anxiety before surgery.
Side effects of Lorazepam
Serious side effects:
- Careless feeling, fainting
- Depressed mood
- Views on suicide
- Hyperthyroidism, agitation, hostility
Less serious side effects of Lorazepam:
- Amnesia or forgetfulness
- Concentration problem
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation
- Changes in appetite
- Skin rash
- Blurred vision
- Sleep problems
For the treating of anxiety disorders and status epileptics.
- The use of benzodiazepines including lorazepam can cause pre-existing depression. For patients with psychosis it is not recommended to use Lorazepam.
- Using benzodiazepines can result in potentially fatal respiratory depression. This drug may lead to physical and psychological dependence.
- As with all patients in the central nervous system depressants drugs, patients receiving lorazepam, should be asked not to operate on a dangerous machine or a car, and that their tolerance for alcohol and other CNS depressants will be diminished.
- Try not to drink alcohol, drink coffee or tea in minimum; it is more good to use medicine when eating.
The started Lorazepam dose for anxiety treatment is about 1 mg two to three times a day. The recommended dose for insomnia due to anxiety is 2 mg- 4 mg once a day at bedtime.
The recommended starting dose for the old people is 0.5 mg to 1 mg twice daily.