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Ativan Use Side Effect Details

Ativan Use Side Effect Details

Ativan is an addictive benzodiazepine medication that's prescribed to treat anxiety, seizure activity, alcohol withdrawal problems and insomnia.

The generic version of Ativan is called Lorazepam Injectable and Lorazepam Tablet.


Ativan Use Side Effects

Below are a list of common side effects of Ativan and generic versions when taken as prescribed.

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Calmness


Ativan Abuse Side Effects

Misuse and abuse of Ativan can have harmful health related consequences including:

  • Dependence
  • Depression
  • Mood Changes
  • Mental Changes
  • Confusion
  • Problems with Memory
  • Agitation
  • Aggression
  • Violent Behavior
  • Hyper Behavior
  • Appetite Changes
  • Light-Headedness
  • Fall in Blood Pressure

Ativan Overdose Symptoms

A life threatening Ativan overdose can occur when too much medication is taken. This includes taking Ativan with alcohol or when Ativan is mixed with other drugs.

  • Changes in Speech
  • Slurry Speech
  • Confusion
  • Increased Sweating
  • Loss of Energy
  • Weakness
  • Sluggishness
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Low Blood Pressure
  • Nightmares or Bad Dreams
  • Shakiness
  • Unsteadiness
  • Clumsiness
  • Trembling
  • Fainting
  • Respiratory Depression
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death
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