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FDA Approved: December 10, 1985
Pharm Company: MUTUAL PHARM
Category: Anxiety

Lorazepam Overview

Lorazepam (trademarked as Ativan or Orfidal) is a high-potency, intermediate-duration, 3-hydroxy benzodiazepine drug, often used to treat anxiety disorders.[4] Lorazepam has all six intrinsic benzodiazepine effects: anxiolysis, anterograde amnesia, sedation/hypnosis, anti-seizure, antiemesis (anti-nausea/vomiting) and muscle relaxation.[5][6] Lorazepam is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures including status epilepticus, and sedation of hospitalized patients,...

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Watson vs. Mylan generic lorazepam side effects.
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Been on Sandoz mfr. lorazepam for 10 years; no problems; no need to increase dose. Sandoz stopped mfr. Now, can only get these generic's & Actavis. Having lots of troubles getting results; either nothing or zonked. Anyone else w/any experience which mfr. is closer to Sandoz (since FDA approves up to 2% differences in generics). Thank you. ## Hello! I have been getting 90 days supplies of Lorazepam 1MG from new Rx just came and it's from does not work or relieve any anxiety at all....I might as well take a does not work at all....I took 2 pills...nothing and then 1hour later took 2 more....before with the other brand...I would probably be asleep....but,nothing with this new brand.....I do not know what to do about this....... ## I have...
Updated 7 hours ago.
picture of lorazepam
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Picked up my prescription of lorazepam SL 0.5mg Used to take this before this looks different to me. Very tiny light blue color round pill one side has an A the other is 0.5. I'm scared I received a mis fill . Please let me know if this is actually lorazepam SL 0.5 mg. Thank you ! Cindy
Updated 22 hours ago.
can lorazepam and neurobion be mixed together
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I have a bellodec-tta and neurobion together in a capsule. And I'm drinking lorazepam for anxiety or nervous. Can I drink both pills Together? ## Hello, Vittorr09! How are you? As long as your doctor approves, there shouldn't be any problem. Those are just nutritional supplements, none of which are known to interfere with the Lorazepam. The FDA classifies the Lorazepam as a benzodiazepine that's most commonly used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. It carries the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Is your doctor aware that you are taking both vitamins? They both contain B vitamins and taking too much of some of them, such as b12, could be dangerous.
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pills got wet
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Just a simple question, if a tablet is not labled to be dissolved in water, can you disolve it in water anyway to make it easier to swallow? It's not a capsule baring in mind so it's easy dissolvable. ## Hello, Vama! How are you? It would be better to just cut the tablet into smaller pieces to make it easier to swallow. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I accidentally washed my white round 1mg lorazepam's in the washer they were in a zip lock bag apparently a cheap one lol the medicine is all stuck together can I dry them out? An Will they still be safe to take I only take little pieces when I take them anyway so can I still dry them an take little pieces?
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What is a bar shaped pill with four sections and a 1 on the second section and a 1 one the third section
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white bar shaped pill with four sections and the imprint 1 on second section and another one on third section ## any one know what that bar shaped pill with four sections and the 1 on the second section and the 1 on the third section. Anyone know what this pill is? ## No, I'm sorry, I've been searching for this, ever since I first saw your post, but nothing is turning up in our prescription drug resources. Do you happen to know its country of origin? That might help us narrow it down. Does anyone else recognize this tablet? ## If I remember right it sounds like lorazepam tablet. ## Sorry, now I know what pill it may be and that is alprazolam 2 mg. It's been awhile since I worked in the pharmacy counting all these meds. But it finally hit me what drug it is. ## Is it narcotic...
Updated 8 days ago.
Small Round White Pill With Mylan457 Does Anyone What This Could Be
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i was on lorazepam and my son took them and replaced them a small round white pill that is inprinted with mylan457, i really need help finding out what this is, i am on several meds and i surely dont want to mix pills tht i dont even know what they are. Thank you :) ## That is a lorazepam 1mg
Updated 13 days ago.
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I am wondering why I am taking Lorazepam and when my doctor does a blood test it shows negative ## I had the same problem, have taken Lorazepam for years. According to tests, nothing showed up, something wrong somewhere?? ## Why don't you two ask your doctor why he is giving you a prescription before you start popping pills?? Be a bit more informed about what you are putting into your body and why! ## If you are a student doctor, then you would know that they run tests to see if the meds show up. I have seem many times when the tests show negative and I know I have taken the meds! ## I've been on Loraz.2mg. 2 times a day for over 10 years and have been tested numerous times and have always tested negative. I'm under prof. supervision and obtain pills at pharmacy. Why are my ...
Updated 14 days ago.
I take 2mg lorazepam AM, and 1mg at 2:00, and 1mg at bedtime.
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Why isn't it showing up in my lab work? Have been taking this for 12 years for panic attacks. ## Hi Shirely, Do you take your lorazepam on an empty stomach or have it with meals? states that this medication may be taken with or without food. But I'd be curious to know if certain foods have any affect on its absorption rate or whether the speed of your metabolism impacts how quickly its excreted? The half life of lorazepam is listed at 12 hours all the way up to 18 hours for its metabolite; which tells me that it should be present on any lab work within this time frame (provided that they are looking for benzodiazepine class drugs). What type of lab work is it; blood work? And is it for anything specific such as a red blood cell count, etc?
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compare lorazepam 2mg to clonzepam 1mg
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Can you tell me if there is a difference between these 2 pills. ## Hello, Doll face! How are you? They are both Benzodiazepines and, as listed by the FDA, are most commonly used to treat anxiety and nervous disorders. They carry the risk of being habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. The dosing of the ones you mentioned are equivalent, you need 1mg of Clonazepam for each 2mgs of Lorazepam. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 26 days ago.
ranbaxy lorazepam
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I was taking Ranbaxy for almost 3 years and was just fine. No anxiety and no side effects. Then about a month and a half ago I started getting anxiety. Found out CVS changed to Mylan brand. I found I could get one more month's supply of Ranbaxy but at the two mg strength. Was a problem with dosage amount because I had to quarter the tablets. They cut in half nicely but the quartering was always unequal. I read this board and knew to stay away from Mylan, Watson and Santos (sp?) So I called around to the mom and pop pharmacies and found one that carried Excellium. I had read very little about Excellium on the forum but the pharmacist said he had been selling it for 10 years and never had a complaint. Scared to death, I transferred my two remaining refills to this place. I've been...
Updated 30 days ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • Concentrate: 2mg/ml
  • Injection: 1mg/0.5ml, 2mg/ml, 4mg/ml
  • Solution: 0.5mg/5ml, 2mg/ml
  • Tablet: 0.5mg, 1mg, 2mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

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