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What is Ativan?
Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam tablets. Lorazepam is an anti-anxiety agent having the chemical formula 7-chloro-5-(o-chlorophenyl)-1,3- dihydro-3-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one. Ativan tablets come for oral administration. The active ingredient of Ativan is lorazepam (in the strengths of 0.5mg, 1mg, and 2mg), and the inactive ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, lactose monohydrate, and polacrilin potassium.
Ativan (lorazepam) belongs to the drug class of benzodiazepine. It works by acting on the neurotransmitters of the brain to produce calming effects. Ativan enhances the effects of GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) receptors in the Central Nervous System and thus, generates the soothing effects.
Ativan Used For:
Buy Ativan Online for the treatment of anxiety disorder, depression due to anxiety, or short term relief from the symptoms of anxiety. Ativan is useful for relief from anxiety disorder and its associated issues for about four months. Clinical studies do not assess its long term (more than four months) use. So, the doctor has to reassess the usefulness of Ativan at regular intervals for each patient.
Dosage of Ativan:
Buy Ativan Online on the proper prescription of your doctor. Doctors personalize the doses, frequency of administration, and the duration of therapy. Individualize the dosage schedule of Ativan according to each patient. Following points are kept in mind while setting the doses for a patient:
- The severity of the patient’s condition
- Medical status of the patient
- Patient’s concurrent medications
- Tolerance of the patient
- Personal needs of the patient.
The usual dose of Ativan ranges from 2mg to 6mg per day, given orally in divided doses. Give the largest dose of the medication at bedtime.
The daily doses of Ativan may vary from 1mg to 10mg, as needed by the patient. Do not surpass the maximum daily dose of more than 10mg.
The patients suffering from anxiety disorder requires an initial dose of 2mg to 3mg per day.
The patients who have insomnia due to anxiety requires a single daily dose of 2mg to 4mg given at bedtime.
The elderly or debilitated patients require an initial dose of 1mg to 2mg per day, given in divided doses, adjusted according to the need and tolerance of the patients.
Gradually increase the doses of Ativan to prevent any adverse effects. While increasing the daily dosage, increase the evening doses before the daytime doses.
You can Buy Ativan Online in the following forms and strengths:
|Ativan 0.5mg||five-sided (shield shape) tablet||White||a raised “A” on one side and “BPI” and “63” on the other side.||NDC 187-0063-01 – Bottles of 100 tablets
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|Ativan 1mg||five-sided (shield shape) tablet||White||a raised “A” on one side and “BPI” and “64” on the other side.||NDC 0187-0064-01 – Bottles of 100 tablets
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|Ativan 2mg||five-sided (rectangular pentagon) tablet||White||a raised “A” and number “2” on one side and “BPI” and “65” on the other side.||NDC 0187-0065-01 – Bottles of 100 tablets
NDC 0187-0065-50 – Bottles of 500 tablets
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Side Effects of Ativan:
Most common side effects of Ativan are:
- Sedative state
The common side effects of Ativan include:
- Memory impairment
- Suicidal thoughts
- Convulsion or seizures
- Extrapyramidal symptoms
- Eye disturbances
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Decreased orgasm
- Change in libido
- Worsening of sleep apnea
- Gastrointestinal symptoms
- Worsening of obstructive pulmonary disease
- Change in appetite
- Increase in liver transaminases
- Increase in bilirubin
- Increase in alkaline phosphatase
- Anaphylactoid reactions
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Allergic skin reactions
- Dermatological reactions
- Autonomic manifestations
- Respiratory depression
The paradoxical reactions of Ativan include:
- Sexual arousal
The most severe adverse effects of Ativan are respiratory depression and CNS (Central Nervous System) depression caused in the patients consuming higher doses of the medication.
Before you Buy Ativan Online, consult your doctor about your allergies and other medical conditions. Do not take Ativan if you are allergic to alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, or any other benzodiazepine, or the inactive ingredients of the medication.
Tell your doctor about your medical history. Do not take the medication with proper doctor consultation if you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, glaucoma, lung disease, depression or psychosis, or substance or drug abuse.
Avoid alcohol or marijuana while you are on the Ativan medication. Alcohol combined with Ativan can cause severe drowsiness and loss of coordination. Never do anything that needs alertness or clear vision if you have Ativan and some alcoholic beverage or marijuana.
Debilitated or elderly patients may be more sensitive to the side effects of Ativan. Loss of coordination, severe drowsiness, and sleep disorders are common in older adults taking Ativan.
Ativan is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. It can cause symptoms of withdrawal or side effects in the newborn babies. Consulting your doctor is important if you are taking Ativan while you are pregnant or a nursing mother.