Ativan(Lorazepam) 2mg treats anxiety disorders or panic disorders. It belongs from the group of the benzodiazepine family “benzos”.
It is a prescription or an adult medication.
Lorazepam directly works on the brain and affects chemicals presents in it that may be unbalanced in the patients with anxiety.
It also treats seizures disorders, such as epilepsy and can also benefit in medical procedures; before surgery.
It is a narcotic medicine that can be habit-forming if misused.
Before starting the medication of Ativan 2mg
Consult your physician or tell him if you have:
- narrow-angle glaucoma;
- allergic reactions with medicines or benzodiazepines;
- myasthenia gravis;
- skin diseases or rashes;
- heart diseases;
- seizures, epilepsy, kidney/liver diseases;
- asthma or other breathing problems.
Tell your doctor if you have these problems before starting the medication. He may guide you well and adjust your dosages according to your condition.
How should I take Ativan?
Take the doses precisely as prescribed to you by your expert. Do not share the medication with anyone. Do not adjust the dosages without asking the doctor.
It can be harmful to take Ativan 2mg high that can result in withdrawals.
- Never use it for longer more than prescribed;
- It can be habit-forming of life threatening if overdosed;
- Use the medication for a short period;
- Take the medication on time or do not double the dose if missed one;
- Ask your specialist if this medicine seems to not working well in managing your anxiety symptoms.
Dosages and side effects
Initial dosages for Adults: 2mg to 3 mg orally per day determined 2 to 3 times daily.
Maintenance dose: Ativan 1mg to 2 mg orally 2 to 3 times daily.
Note: Daily dosages should not exceed more than 10 mg. It is recommended to ask the doctor for the dosages. Dosages depends on the health condition or mental behavior.
Some of the common side effects of Ativan 2mg include:
- slurred speech, lack of balance or coordination;
- memory problems; or
- feeling unsteady.
Consult the doctor if you get any side effects during the treatment or call 911 for emergency help.