LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable)


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LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) Drug and Prescription Information

LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable)

LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) Medication Classification

LORAZEPAM (Injection)

LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) Brandname

Ativan

LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) is used for the Treatment

Lorazepam (lor-A-ze-pam) Treats anxiety and is sometimes used to treat or prevent nausea and vomiting. Belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines.

When To Not Use LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable)

You should not use this medicine if you have ever had an allergic reaction to lorazepam.

How Should You Use LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable)

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given.
  • An IM injection is a shot given in your muscle (upper arm, thigh, buttocks). An IV injection is medicine that is put directly into your body through one of your veins.
  • This medicine should be given by a person trained to give IV or IM medicine. Sometimes you, someone in your family, or a friend can be taught to give your medicine.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you take this medicine regularly, take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) Storage

Store LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking cimetidine (Tagamet®), phenobarbital, antidepressants, an MAO inhibitor (such as Nardil®, Parnate®, or Marplan®), a phenothiazine (such as Mellaril®, Thorazine®, or Stelazine®), or medicines that make you sleepy such as antihistamines, sleeping pills, or narcotic pain-killers.

LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have myasthenia gravis, liver disease, lung disease, or glaucoma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • This medicine may make you sleepy. Avoid driving a car or using machinery.

LORAZEPAM (Injection) (Injectable) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe muscle weakness or trouble standing
  • Slurred speech or severe drowsiness
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Irritability or agitation
  • Trouble concentrating or memory loss
  • "Hangover" effects
  • Drowsiness, dizziness, clumsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain where the injection was given

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