Lorazepam is a prescription medical treatment utilized to cope anxiety. Lorazepam belongs to a lesson of drugs known as benzodiazepines which as follow the brain and nerves (central flustered system) to build a calming set aside that alleviate symptoms of anxiety. This drug is working by enhancing the impact of a positive commonplace chemical in the body (GABA). This medication may additionally be utilized as a treatment for short-term insomnia. Insomnia is a medical condition that entails destitute sleep high quality and/or quantity of sleep whilst a period of time.
Lorazepam is not a narcotic, but may produce narcotic effects. It may have adverse reactions when taken while using antihistamine medications.
Take this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not take more of it, do not take it more often, and do not take it for a longer time than your doctor ordered.
This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Read and follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.
Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
Measure the oral liquid using the marked medicine dropper that comes with the package. Dilute each dose with water, juice, soda, applesauce and puddings.
Initial: 2-3 mg oral tablet once every 8-12 hours as needed; not to exceed 10 mg/day
Maintenance: 2-6 mg/day taken orally divided once every 8-12 hours
Geriatric: Lower initial dose recommended; 1-2 mg orally divided once every 8-12 hours
Orally: Adjustment not necessary
IV/IM: Use with caution in mild-to-moderate impairment; not recommended in severe impairment or renal failure
IV/IM (prolonged periods or high doses): Monitor; risk of propylene glycol toxicity
Use & Storage
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of lorazepam in children younger than 12 years of age. Safety and efficacy have not been established.
Even though positive medicines should not be utilized together at all, in other cases two various medicines may be utilized together even though an interaction perhaps occur. In these cases, your doctor may desire to replace the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you’re taking this medicine, it’s mainly significant that your healthcare professional know if you’re taking any of the medicines listed below. The after interactions have been chosen as attested by their potential significance and are not necessarily all-inclusive.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
confusion, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself;
hyperactivity, agitation, hostility;
feeling light-headed, fainting.
Less serious side effects may include:
- drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness;
- blurred vision;
- sleep problems ;
- muscle weakness, lack of balance or coordination;
- amnesia or forgetfulness, trouble concentrating;
- nausea, vomiting, constipation;
- appetite changes.
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