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Ativan

 

Contents:

Lorazepam

 

Indications:

Management of anxiety disorders or anxiety associated with depressive symptoms; anxiety component in psychotic states; pre-surgical medication; adjunct to antiemetic drugs for nausea & vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy.

 

Dosage:

1 mg twice-three times daily.

 

Contraindications:

Hypersensitivity depressive disorders; not for primary treatment of psychosis; pregnancy; children < 12 years.

 

Special Precautions:

Acute narrow-angle glaucoma; impaired renal or hepatic function; transient anterograde amnesia or memory impairment. Addiction-prone individuals; diminished tolerance for alcohol & other central nervous system (CNS) depressants; may impair ability to drive or operate machinery. Withdraw drug slowly. Potential for dependence with regular use should be considered.

 

Adverse Reactions:

Sedation; dizziness, weakness, disorientation; depression; change in appetite; headache; sleep disturbance; agitation; dermatological symptoms, eye-function disturbance, hallucinations; minor gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms autonomic manifestations. Paradoxical reactions eg. stimulation & rage rarely occur.

 

Drug interactions:

Additive CNS depressants effects with other CNS depressants including alcohol.

 

Presentation/Packing:

Tab 0.5 mg x 100's, 500's. 1 mg x 100's, 500's.

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