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Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine drug that is used as a depressant for the central nervous system and have sedative as well as anxiolytic properties. Lorazepam can directly affect the brain chemicals and is used for treatment of anxiety disorders and other psychological problems.

Things to keep in mind before administration of Lorazepam: -

Lorazepam should be avoided in case you are allergic to it or to any other benzodiazepines such as chlordiazepoxide, oxazepam, alprazolum, clorazepate and diazepam. Lorazepam can cause birth defects in the embryo so make sure that you avoid this drug during pregnancy. Lorazepam can also be harmful for patients suffering from glaucoma, breathing problems, liver or kidney disease, suicidal tendencies, depression as well as addiction to alcohol or drugs. Many people become addicted to Lorazepam so this drug should not be prescribed for patients who have a history of drug abuse or any other forms of addictions.

Administration of Lorazepam should be typically avoided in the following cases: -

• Glaucoma
• Liver or kidney disease
• History of suicidal attempts, depression, drug abuse, alcohol addiction, etc.
• Asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder or other breathing problems.
• Pregnancy

How to take Lorazepam drug?

Lorazepam medication should be taken as prescribed by the doctor. Excess of dosage must be avoided as it may bring about serious consequences. Measure the Lorazepam syrup in a special measuring cup or spoon and gulp it down. Lorazepam administration should not continue for a period of more than four months without your physician’s advice. Do not stop taking this drug all at once without consulting with your doctor. It might have adverse effects on your health. Withdrawal symptoms might result once you stop administering this drug which may result in tremor, muscle cramps, stomach pain, sweating, vomiting, unusual thoughts, convulsions, etc.

What are the probable side effects associated with Lorazepam drug administration?

Lorazepam can show the following side effects: –
• Drowsiness, headache and nausea.
• Swelling of face, lips, throat and tongue.
• Depressed mood, amnesia, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations, fainting.
• Hyperactivity, confusion, agitation.
• Blurred vision, lack of balance, appetite changes, insomnia.


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