Lorazepam Ativan 1mg belongs to the class of medicines, benzodiazepines, and sold under the brand name of Ativan with different strengths like 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg. Ativan is recommended for the management of anxiety disorders and providing short term relief symptoms of anxiety-related to depressive symptoms. The effectiveness of the medication has not perceived in the long run, i.e., more than four months by any systematic medical/ clinical studies. It is advised to fix the dosage, frequency, and duration of the medication established according to the patient’s requirement and tolerance.
Structure of Ativan 1 mg
Five-sided tablet (shield-shaped)
Raised “A” on one side
“BPI” and “64” embossed on the scored reverse side
The usual range of the medication is 2 mg to 6 mg/ day, while the most substantial dose taken before bedtime. The daily dosage might vary from 1 mg to 10 mg/ day.
Adverse reactions of
Most adverse reactions have been the CNS effects and respiratory depression that occurred through the consumption of high doses of Ativan. Some of the harmful effects noted with the usage of Ativan :
Abrupt discontinuation of the medication might cause withdrawal symptoms in the patient. A gradual dosage tapering routine followed after the therapy. The withdrawal symptoms so witnessed are :
The people who are addiction-prone like the drug or alcohol addicts should be under strict surveillance when receiving Lorazepam
The consumption of Benzodiazepines, alone or in combination with other CNS depressants, may result in potentially fatal respiratory depression.
The medication of Lorazepam prescribed for short periods like 2-4 weeks.
Elderly or weak patients may be more prone to the sedative effects of Lorazepam. The patients need frequent observation, and the dosage must be adjusted carefully for them. The initial dosage for them should not be more than 2 mg/day.
The overdose of Ativan 1 mg may result in CNS depression ranging from Drowsiness to Coma. Some symptoms of overdose :