Consuming Ativan with other medications like codeine, hydrocodone may increase the chances of side effects. To decrease the chance of side effects, your doctor will start your treatment with a smaller Ativan dose. Try to take Ativan for a short period.

The doctor recommends this medicine for the treatment of anxiety. The generic name of Ativan is Lorazepam. Ativan comes under the class of drugs known as benzodiazepines.

It works by acting on the brain and central nervous system by producing calming effects. It also increases the number of natural chemicals in the body called GABA.

It works by acting on the brain and central nervous system by producing calming effects. It also increases the number of natural chemicals in the body called GABA.

Intake this medicine by mouth with or without food as directed by your health consultant. The dosage of the medication depends upon your age, gender, response towards the treatment. After considering these factors, your doctor will decide the best dose for you. For most of its advantage, take this medicine regularly and at the same time.

A sudden stop in consuming the medicine may cause some withdrawal symptoms like as seizures, trouble sleeping, mental or mood changes, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, stomach pain, hallucinations, numbness or tingling of arms, muscle pain, fast heartbeat, memory loss, very high fever, and increased reactions to noise, touch, light. To prevent you from withdrawal symptoms, your doctor will slowly lower the dosage of medicine. Tell your health attendant immediately if you feel any withdrawal symptoms in you. Do not stop taking Ativan without consulting your doctor because it may cause some severe problems for your health.

If you take this medicine for a more extended period, then it may not work effectively. Tell your health consultant if this medicine stops working and if the condition gets worse.