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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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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.
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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.
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Lorazepam Given without checking med list for interactions by hospitals and doctors.
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Diagnosed triple negative inflammatory breast cancer 9-17-12. Been taking 2 antidepressants since the 80s. No one looked at my meds before putting in my port or starting 18 chemos. They gave me Lorazepam everytime. The mixture of Lorazepam with the antidepressants made my bowels and stomach hurt like it was crushed glass I had eaten. 8 days in hospital after 3rd chemo. No one caught the drug interaction so I was given more Lorazepam in the hospital and when the gastro did colonoscopy and endoscopy. Gastro gave me Lorazepam before scoping me. Again no drug check. Pain continued for 2 years. Bowel movements made me vomit from the pain. Oncologist had no clue about drug interactions. I saw 8 doctors in 3 hospitals and none could recognize a severe drug interaction. Why? They view Ativan as...
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Sandoz Ativan
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I switched pharmacies and was given Sandoz Ativan, I have been having a terrible time- it is like it is creating more anxiety. I switched back to my old pharmacy and am counting the days until I get back to the Milan manufacturer. It has been a horrid 2 weeks. Melatonin helps a great deal with sleep. I started off with Milan and had been on that for 2 years with no problems, I wonder if your body resists another generic brand and you have to adjust. All I know if Milan is what I need and I always get the same manufacturers for all my meds since 12 years ago from CVS- they are very consistent. Be very careful if you switch pharmacies, I learned that all generics are NOT THE SAME. ## Just found this out: Purepac/Activis was bought out by Watson in 2012. In October the FTC made Watson/Pure...
Updated 13 days ago.
Lori 2 Lorazepam
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has anybody taken this medicine MADE IN INDIA ## HAS ANYBODY TAKEN LORI-2 GENERIC FOR ATIVAN FROM INDIA ## The drug brand named Lori (2 mg) is said to be manufactured by Cyril Pharmaceuticals. Just to clear up any confusion, it's not a generic for Ativan; just another brand name. Ativan is also a brand name. Lorazepam is the generic name. I personally haven't tried this brand, but others here on the site have mentioned that it is very weak in comparison to the US counterpart. There's nothing inherently wrong with purchasing meds from India, but from the reviews I've read, many people are complaining about the potency and overall efficacy not being up to par with US drugs. Would you agree with that? You can learn more about this drug on the page for Lorazepam Details I ho...
Updated 15 days ago.
ZONIVAN 2 (lorazepam)
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has anyone tried ZONIVAN 2 , a white round pill with a score only on one side. it comes in a 10pac blister pac I cannot find the brand name on the net. It says it is manufactured by Elite Pharma private limited. ## Hi don, According to Elite Pharma's product page (here), I can only assume that "ZONIVAN" is a fictitious name that was made up to help get it off the shelf. They only list 1 brand of Lorazepam by the name of "LORALITE"; that's reportedly available in 1-2mg dosage forms. I also made an effort to search for the name Zonivan online, and found no specific details relating to it AT ALL. This leads me to believe that it's probably a counterfeit of some sort. However, if anyone else feels differently after taking it, please post back with additional info...
Updated 22 days ago.
Possible New Purepac Lorazepam
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I have a bottle of Purepac Lorazepams as prescribed, but half of the pills have the usual "Purepac R" followed by 59 and the others have a strange moon-like symbol followed by the number 59. Has anyone ever seen these before? ## I do believe this is a new one with a change to the logo, because while it isn't listed in the prescription drug databases yet, there have been several other posts about it recently. Learn more Lorazepam details here. If you're in doubt as to what it is, then I'd suggest asking your pharmacist to double check for you. Has anyone else received these tablets? ## Not that I know of, but like I said, I couldn't even find em on the net yet. ## yes i got a refill on my lorazepam and this time they have the crescent and 59 on one side. Why doesn...
Updated 27 days ago.
small white pill half moon over 59 other side scored
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please help: my husband has been sick, migraines, vomiting and stumbling, disoriented. I suspected maybe he mixed some of his prescriptions. I was checking his pill box and found these small white pills with half or crescent shape moons over the number 59. The other side of the pills are scored. What are they? I couldn't find anything online. ## The crescent shape moon which you are talking about sounds a lot like the Actavis logo to me. From what I am able to see, they also have a white pill with a score mark on one side, and their logo above 59 on the other [1]. That is their Lorazepam 1mg. Is that what your husband has a prescription for? The picture on the manufacturer's site does look a bit different than a crescent moon, but if you look at their logo at the top left you wi...
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small white round pill r 59 on one side line other
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R59 on one side ## Based on the description provided, I found your pill to be Lorazepam (1 mg). Lorazepam has relatively potent anxiolytic effects and its best known indication is the short-term management of severe chronic anxiety. For more information about this drug, please refer to the link below... If you have any more questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to help you. ## This pill is white and round. on one side it has the purepac R shape on top and below it the numbers 59, and on the other side there is a scored line on it. what is this pill? ## Hi Sarah, Research I was able to gather shows that the R is on one side and the 59 is located on the other side along with the score mark. There does seem to be a couple different prints of this pill. One being said ...
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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...
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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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