- Generic Name and Brand Name
- Drug Classes
- Medical Review
- Uses of Lorazepam Injection Solution
- What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lorazepam Injection Solution?
- What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lorazepam Injection Solution?
- How is this medicine (Lorazepam Injection Solution) best taken?
- What do I do if I miss a dose?
Generic Name and Brand Name
The generic name of this medicine is Lorazepam Injection Solution, also known by its brand name Ativan.
Lorazepam Injection Solution belongs to the following drug classes: Benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, Benzodiazepines, and Miscellaneous antiemetics.
This article has been medically reviewed by XanaxBars.Green and was last updated on Jan 21, 2023.
This medicine is a benzodiazepine and should not be used along with opioid drugs as it can lead to very bad side effects such as slowed or trouble breathing and death. If you are taking lorazepam injection solution with an opioid drug, get medical help right away if you feel very sleepy or dizzy, have slow, shallow, or trouble breathing, or pass out. Caregivers or others need to get medical help right away if the patient does not respond, does not answer or react like normal, or will not wake up.
Uses of Lorazepam Injection Solution
Lorazepam Injection Solution is used to treat anxiety, seizures, and to ease anxiety before surgery. It may also be given for other reasons as determined by a doctor.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Lorazepam Injection Solution?
Prior to taking Lorazepam Injection Solution, inform your doctor if you are allergic to lorazepam injection solution, any part of lorazepam injection solution, or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had. Also inform your doctor if you have any of these health problems: Glaucoma, low mood (depression), certain mental problems, or sleep apnea. This is not a complete list of all drugs or health problems that interact with lorazepam injection solution. Therefore, tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take lorazepam injection solution with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Lorazepam Injection Solution?
While taking Lorazepam Injection Solution, it is important to tell all of your healthcare providers that you are taking this medicine. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for alertness for 1 to 2 full days after getting lorazepam injection solution and until the effects of lorazepam injection solution have worn off. Do not try to get out of bed without help for at least 8 hours after you use lorazepam injection solution as you may fall and hurt yourself. Avoid drinking alcohol for 1 to 2 full days after getting lorazepam injection solution. Some products have benzyl alcohol, which should not be given to a newborn or infant. Talk with the doctor to see if this product has benzyl alcohol in it. Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions. Have your blood work checked if you are on lorazepam injection solution for a long time. This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use. Do not take lorazepam injection solution for longer than you were told by your doctor. If you have been taking lorazepam injection solution on a regular basis and you stop it all of a sudden, you may have signs of withdrawal. Do not stop taking lorazepam injection solution all of a sudden without calling your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have any bad effects. If you are 65 or older, use lorazepam injection solution with care as you could have more side effects. Use with care in children and talk with the doctor. This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking lorazepam injection solution, call your doctor right away. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed as this medicine passes into breast milk and may harm your baby.
How is this medicine (Lorazepam Injection Solution) best taken?
Lorazepam Injection Solution should be used as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you and follow all instructions closely. It is given as a shot into a muscle or vein.