LORAZEPAM (lor A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
alcohol or drug abuse or addiction
bipolar disorder, depression, psychosis or other mental health condition
lung or breathing disease, like asthma
seizures or a history of seizures
an unusual or allergic reaction to lorazepam, other benzodiazepines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use the specially marked dropper supplied with this solution to measure your medicine. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. This medicine can be mixed with water, soda, applesauce, or pudding. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures like phenobarbital
medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances
medicines for sleep
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Your body may become dependent on this medicine, ask your doctor or health care professional if you still need to take it. However, if you have been taking this medicine regularly for some time, do not suddenly stop taking it. You must gradually reduce the dose or you may get severe side effects. Ask your doctor or health care professional for advice before increasing or decreasing the dose. Even after you stop taking this medicine it can still affect your body for several days.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy and fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
mood changes, excitability, or aggressive behavior
movement difficulty, staggering or jerky movements
unusually weak or tired
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
constipation or diarrhea
trouble sleeping or nightmares
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.
Store in a refrigerator between 2 and 8 degrees C (36 and 46 degrees F). Do not freeze. Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
alcohol or drug abuse problem
kidney or liver disease
lung disease or breathing difficulties
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. If it upsets your stomach, take it with food or milk. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.
barbiturate medicines for inducing sleep or treating seizures, like phenobarbital
medicines for depression, mental problems or psychiatric disturbances
mood changes, excitability or aggressive behavior
weakness or tiredness
difficulty sleeping, nightmares
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
LORAZEPAM (lor A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and certain types of seizures. It is also used to cause sleep before surgery and to block the memory of the procedure.
This medicine is for injection into a muscle or into a vein. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.
This does not apply.
You may feel dizzy or drowsy for about 6 to 8 hours after an injection of this medicine. Elderly patients may feel these effects more strongly and for a longer time.
Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy and fainting spells, do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol may increase dizziness and drowsiness. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
This medicine can cause loss of recall of recent events. This loss of memory is only temporary.
Do not treat yourself for coughs, colds, pain or allergies without asking your doctor or health care professional for advice. Some ingredients can increase possible side effects.
This medication will be given to you in a hospital or health clinic setting. You will not be given this medicine to take home.