This medicine is utilized to treat anxiety. Lorazepam is assigned to a class of medication referred to as benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (nervous system) to generate a calming effect. This drug functions by enhancing the effects of a certain natural chemical in your body (GABA).
Read the Medication Guide provided by your friendly phamacist prior to starting taking lorazepam and each time you recruit a refill. If you've questions, ask a medical expert or pharmacist.
Take medicines by mouth with or without food as directed by a medical expert. The dosage is dependant on your condition, age, and response to treatment.
If directed by your medical professional, use medicines regularly to acquire essentially the most make use of it. To help you remember, apply it concurrently(s) on a daily basis.
This medication may cause withdrawal reactions, especially if it is often used regularly for a long period or even in high doses (over 1-4 weeks) or if you have a good alcoholism, substance abuse, or personality disorder. Withdrawal symptoms (such as seizures, trouble sleeping, mental/mood changes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss in appetite, stomach pain, hallucinations, numbness/tingling of arms or legs, muscle pain, fast heartbeat, short-term forgetfulness, quite high fever, and increased reactions to noise/touch/light) may occur in case you suddenly stop using this medication. To prevent withdrawal reactions, a medical expert may lower your dose gradually. Report any withdrawal reactions right away.
Though it can help many people, prescription drugs may sometimes cause addiction. This risk might be higher if there is a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or obsession with drugs/alcohol). Take prescription drugs exactly as prescribed to reduce the chance of addiction. Ask your physician or pharmacist for additional information.
Do not suddenly stop by using this drug without consulting your physician. Some conditions may become worse once this drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
When this medicine is used for some time, it may not be well. Talk with a medical expert if this medication stops working well.
Tell your physician if the condition persists or worsens.
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Drowsiness, dizziness, decrease of coordination, headache, nausea, blurred vision, difference in libido/ability, constipation, heartburn, or difference in appetite may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, tell your physician or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your physician has prescribed prescription drugs while he or she's judged how the advantage of you is greater than the chance of unwanted effects. Many people using this medication will not have serious unwanted side effects.
Tell a medical expert immediately in case you have any unlikely but serious negative effects, including: mental/mood changes (including hallucinations, depression, thoughts of suicide), slurred speech or difficulty talking, vision changes, unusual weakness, trouble walking, memory problems, signs and symptoms of infection (like fever, persistent sore throat).
Get medical help without delay should you have any rare but serious negative effects, including: yellowing eyes or skin, seizures, slow/shallow breathing.
A much more severe allergic reaction to the drug is rare. However, get medical help without delay if you notice any signs of a serious allergic attack, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially in the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete listing of possible unwanted side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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Call your physician for health advice about unwanted side effects. You may report negative effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch.
In Canada - Call your medical professional for medical advice about negative effects. You may report negative effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Before taking lorazepam, tell your medical professional or pharmacist in case you are allergic to it; or to other benzodiazepines (like alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam); or in the event you have some other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or another problems. Talk to your pharmacist for additional information.
Before using medicines, tell your physician or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: kidney disease, liver disease, glaucoma, lung/breathing problems (like snore), mental/mood disorders (such as depression, psychosis), personal or family good reputation for an ingredient use disorder (for example overuse of or dependence on drugs/alcohol).
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your eyesight. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do just about anything that requires alertness or clear vision and soon you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your medical professional if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about every one of the products you use (including medications, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).
Older adults could be more understanding of along side it effects of this drug, especially loss of coordination and drowsiness. Also, older people might not experience relief of anxiety with lorazepam. It may possess the opposite effect around the elderly, causing symptoms including mental/mood changes, sleeping problems, surge in libido, or hallucinations. Loss of coordination, drowsiness, and sleeping problems may increase the potential risk of falling.
Children might not experience relief of hysteria with lorazepam. It may have the opposite effect on children, causing symptoms including agitation, shaking, or hallucinations.
This medication is not advised to use during pregnancy. It may harm an baby. Tell the physician right away if you notice symptoms inside your newborn baby like slowed breathing, feeding problems, or constant crying. Consult your doctor for additional information.
This drug passes into breast milk. Consult a medical expert before breast-feeding.
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