Lorazepam is sold under the brand name Ativan, among others. Prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, and active seizures. It is also used for surgery to sedate, for those who are being mechanically ventilated. It is also used for alcohol withdrawal and for chemotherapy patients with nausea and vomiting. It can be taken by mouth or as an injection into a muscle or a vein.
Electrical activity in the brain and nerves slows down after the user takes Ativan, which affects cognitive function, learning, memory, response times, and reflexes.
Lorazepam mixed with other substances can substantially increase the likelihood of having a medical emergency. The combined use of Ativan and alcohol can end in overdose, coma, or death. Alcohol and depressants like Ativan have similar effects on the body and can produce more pronounced effects. Here are a few;
When the dosage is significantly reduced, severe, suddenly stopped withdrawal symptoms may be experienced.
Withdrawal symptoms can include: