What is Ativan?
Ativan is a brand name for lorazepam and belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Ativan has sedative-hypnotic and muscle relaxant properties. It is used in the treatment of anxiety, seizure disorders, and chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. It can be used for the treatment of acute coronary syndrome because of cocaine use. Because of its soothing properties, lorazepam is sometimes used in intensive care units to produce hypnosis or amnesia.
Ativan works by increasing the effects of naturally occurring chemical called GABA in our brain. The pure form of Ativan (lorazepam) is a white powder insoluble in oil or water, and you can buy Ativan online as a solution for injection or tablets. It contains lorazepam along with lactose, microcrystalline cellulose, Polacrilin.
In the USA, lorazepam is a scheduled IV controlled substance, so you can not order Ativan online without the prescription from a doctor. You should not share it with anyone else as it can be habit-forming. Misuse of this drug can cause overdose, addiction, and can even lead to death. It should not be used by children younger than the age of 12 years. Please do not use it in larger doses or for longer than it is prescribed.
How to use Ativan?
Before you buy Ativan online, your doctor should know if you are allergic to this or any other drug. Ativan tablets are taken orally. For the best results, the dosage is based on the medical condition, age, and duration of the problem. To select the best dosage, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg tablets are available. Usually, dosage ranges from 2 to 6 mg/day, but it could vary from 1 mg to 10 mg/day. For anxiety, most patients need an initial dosage of 2 to 3 mg/day, which is given two to three times a day.
You should always read the medication guide before you take Ativan or you take a refill, and to get most of the benefits out of it, you should try to have this medicine at the same time every day. If you are on any other medication, check its effects on interaction with Ativan as both drugs can react and harm your body. Before you feel the need to stop this medicine, consult your doctor as it might have withdrawal symptoms (such as seizures, nausea, vomiting, etc.). Your doctor will thoroughly assess your condition and gradually lower your dosage to cope with any withdrawal symptoms.
What are the side effects of Ativan?
Ativan should not be taken with opioid medications (hydrocodone, codeine) as they might increase your risk of side effects. This drug might affect patients with kidney disease, liver disease, or any other medical condition, so in that case, you should avoid taking Ativan. It can cause you dizzy or drowsy, so do not drive or use heavy machinery immediately after taking it until its effects are known to you. Along with the needed outcomes, Ativan can cause some effects. Although you may not have all of them, if any of the side effects occur, you might need a doctor. Consult him if you feel any of these
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- Aggressive, angry
- Bleeding gums
- Blurred vision
- Change in consciousness
- cough or hoarseness
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
If you have mild symptoms, they usually go away with a few days or weeks, but if they tend to become severe or symptoms don’t go away, you should talk to your doctor or pharmacist. There can be other side effects of Ativan other than those mentioned here, as every drug behaves differently on every other person.