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Used to relieve anxiety Lorazepam is a benzodiazepines medication, stimulating relaxation by slowing activity in the brain.
Tablets Lorazepam is to be taken by mouth. Taken two or three times a day with or without food. Do not exceed dosage.
Lorazepam can be habit-forming and tolerance making the drug less effective with long-term or excessive use.
Lorazepam should not be taken for more than 4 months or stop taking this medication before consulting a doctor. Withdrawal symptoms (anxiousness, sleeplessness, and irritability) can be caused due to stopping the drug suddenly decrease your dose gradually.
Lorazepam is also used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, epilepsy, insomnia, and nausea and vomiting from cancer treatment and to control agitation caused by alcohol withdrawal.
Before taking lorazepam
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to lorazepam, alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium, Librax), clonazepam (Klonopin), clorazepate (Tranxene), diazepam (Valium), estazolam (ProSom), flurazepam (Dalmane), oxazepam (Serax), prazepam (Centrax), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in lorazepam tablets or concentrate.
Be sure to mention any of the following: antihistamines; digoxin (Lanoxin); levodopa (Larodopa, Sinemet); medications for depression, seizures, pain, Parkinson's disease, asthma, colds, or allergies; muscle relaxants; oral contraceptives; probenecid (Benemid); rifampin (Rifadin); sedatives; sleeping pills; theophylline (Theo-Dur); tranquilizers; and valproic acid (Depakene).Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
If you have or have ever had seizures, liver, heart or lung disease or glaucoma consult your doctor before taking Lorazepam medication.
Do not use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Call your doctor if you become pregnant without delay.
65 years of age or older adults should take lower doses of lorazepam, higher doses are more likely to cause serious side effects may not be more effective.
Until you know how the medication will affect you do not operate machinery or drive.
The use of Alcohol can cause worsening side effects.
The effectiveness of this medication can be decreased by smoking.
If you take several doses per day and miss a dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.
Side effect that can be caused by using this medication.
Lorazepam may cause side effects. Call your doctor if any of the following symptoms are severe or do not go away:
Dizziness, drowsiness , dry mouth, weakness, diarrhea, tiredness, changes in appetite, blurred vision, nausea, restlessness or excitement, changes in sex drive or ability, frequent urination, difficulty urinating, constipation.
If you experience any of the symptoms listed call your doctor without delay:
Severe skin rash, shuffling walk, difficulty breathing or swallowing, fine tremor or inability to sit still that is persistent, fever, irregular heartbeat, yellowing of the skin or eyes
Always consult your doctor before taking any medication.