Ativan

Active Ingredient(s): Lorazepam
FDA Approved: * September 30, 1977
Pharm Company: * BIOVAIL
Category: Anxiety

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Ativan Overview

Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan among others, is a benzodiazepine medication.[2] It is used to treat anxiety disorders, trouble sleeping, active seizures including status epilepticus, alcohol withdrawal, and chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting, as well as for surgery to interfere with memory formation and to sedate those who are being mechanically ventilated.[2][6] While it can be used for severe agitation, midazolam is usually preferred.[2] It is also used, along with other ...

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Sandoz Vs Watson Ativan

my patient tells me that Sandoz 0.5mg Ativan works for him and Watson Ativan 0.5mg does not. it makes him feel hazy. ## Hi, Joseph! What many people, even those in the medical profession aren't aware of, is that there are some differences between generic medications. The FDA actually allows them to fluctuate from the name brand in the amount of the active ingredient by as much as plus or minus 20%. (This is under the Hatch-Waxman Act of 1984, if you'd like to research it for reference.) The FDA considers that fluctuation amount to be therapeutically insignificant, and for most people it is. However, what happens is that generic manufacturers aren't required to measure against each other, only against the amount that was in the original name brand. Most people still never not...

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ativan lower blood pressure

Does ativan / lorazepam lower blood pressure at 1 mg tab? I am starting new bp meds that haven't kicked in yet. I was weaning off ativan but felt pressure was a bit high so I took a whole 1 mg for the first time in a week. I was down to 1 1/2 for the whole day. The ER gave me 2 mg to lower my blood pressure and it worked but I don't want to take 2. Will 1 reduce it some? ## ativan lowered my blood pressure really fast to where I almost kicked off with only 1 mg of this crazy medication I thought clonazepam was bad , but lorazepam take's the cake... Back to Clonazepam for me ... screw ativan = lorazepam... ## Wow, that is a very unusual reaction. In response to the original question, yes it can help to lower blood pressure. As a matter of fact, it is sometimes used for those ...

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Ativan (Lorazepam) Side Effects

Could someone please tell me if Ativan can cause glazing look in the eyes? ## Absolutely, it is a Benzodiapine, the same drug class as Xanax or Valium. It tends to cause an initial spaciness in people who have not adjusted to taking the med, or have recently experienced a dosage change. These type of side effects usually wear off in about 2 weeks, give or take a few days to account for a person's individual body chemistry and the way it may process a medication. For more side effect info and etc. here's a link to the drug monograph: Ativan Info Click Here Hope that helps! ## Check the Fentanyl thread for some info on generic v brand name. Verwon was very helpful to me! ## Thanks Donna. I also made a new post, copying in the info from the original article where I learned the trut...

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New Doctor Refusing Ativan

My doctor just retired. I saw my new "nurse practioner" tonight. I was getting refills on my prescriptions and she looked at my ativan and said no this isn't happening. She said ativan doesn't work and she will not be prescribing it for me after the next bottle. I have been on ativan for 12 years. It completely controls my anxiety. What do I do? Can she do this? ## Unfortunately, she can do it. It's extremely unethical though. She should, at least, provide you with an extensive titration/taper plan. I would try to find another doctor. One that will continue to provide you with lorazepam or slowly taper you off. Benzo withdrawal can be protracted and last indefinitely if not done properly. Even then some withdrawal symptoms can last for years. I wish you the best. I...

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small round white pill with fancy v on one side and nothing the other

I found a small round white pill with a fancy V on one side and a line running down the middle on the other side. What is this? Thank you!! ## Hello, Pookie! How are you? With such an obscure marking, this is most likely an over the counter product of some type. I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. Does anyone recognize this tablet? ## It's for acsesive sweating, it basically dries u out and the side effects suck. Most teens suffer from this but only a few end up taking these pills. ## My daughter took that pill for anxiety. It is 1 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) . Strong pill. ## I never saw a lorazepam that looked like this description. I also just looked at a ton of different generic Ativan and I found nothing with a V. ## Lucky you, though, if an Ativa...

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Ativan Shape And Color

what is the color of ativan 1mg ## The way a pill looks is entirely up to the whit and whim of the company making it, so there may be many different (1mg) Ativan pills on the market that aren't the same color or shape as what you might be expecting. Locating the imprint on the pill in question is the most effective way to determine every detail about it. Do you know what the markings on this specific pill are, or even the name of the manufacturer by chance? If you do, I can easily look it up for you and determine the color of the pill among whatever other attributes it possess. Hope this helps! ## white oblong a"v" on one side.and on other side I believe its6469 THANK youwas told its Ativan but not sure of strength. ## Hi Paul, The pill in description with that marking is ac...

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sz 198 white round

1MG ATIVAN/LORAZEPAM MFG:SANDOZ ## So could you tell what it is? Ativan, Lorazepam or Sandoz? Which is it? And what are they used for? ## Lorazepam is Ativan. Ativan is just a brand name. It is the same exact medication. ## A white round pill marked SZ 198 is identified as Lorazepam (generic Ativan) 1mg; a benzodiazepine class drug marketed for use in treating anxiety and insomnia among other conditions. Manufacturer: Sandoz NDC: 00781-5377 Inactive Ingredients: -Lactose Monohydrate -Magnesium Stearate -Cellulose, Microcrystalline -Polacrilin Potassium You can learn more about this drug on the page for Lorazepam Details Hope this helps!

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Ativan 2 Mg

If I have been taking Ativan 2mg 4 times per day for 8 years and it is obviously lost it's affectiveness, would changing to Xanax 2mg 4 times a day be the next step? Valium does not help at all. (Take Ativan for PTSD) I've worked in the medical field for 20 years and was not aware that Xanax came in a 2mg pill......seems like a lot!) ## No, it probably wouldn't make a difference, there is no dose conversion between the Lorazepam in the Ativan and the Alprazolam in the Xanax, they are considered equivalent to each other. There is, however, a 3mg extended release Xanax available. From other posts that have been made here, it seems that a lot of people that have grown tolerant to their current dosage have had success switching to the extended release. Some in the same dosage an...

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Is Ativan an addictive drug?

My mother is 93 and suffering from dementia and Parkinson’s disease. Does this drug make it worse? ## Yes, the FDA does warn that Ativan, which contains the active ingredient Lorazepam, can be habit forming. Other side effects may include nausea, dizziness, irritability, and headache. Is she on any other medications? ## Parkinson's can cause anxiety and stress and the ativan can help to alleviate that. At 93, I think the benefits of taking Ativan outweigh any risks. Just my opinion. I am not a medical doctor or a pharmacist. ## Are you kidding? She is 93 years old! Let her have the Ativan if she is anxious. ## Agreed. It's mildly habit-forming, but any very slim risks of addiction are outweighed by the benefits she's getting from it's positive effects on her anxiet...

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Small Round white pill, imprint LZ

I was going through my medicine cabinet and noticed these small round white pills with the imprint LZ on one side. Might of got them in Europe prior to moving to the states. ## I think you have Ativan 1mg from India. I bought some Ativan in Belize and got these pills. They are for anxiety and panic.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

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

NDC Database Records for Ativan: (22 results)

Showing the first 20, Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0187-0063 Ativan 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0064 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0187-0065 Ativan 2 mg Oral Tablet by Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
  • 0641-6000 Ativan 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0641-6001 Ativan 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0641-6002 Ativan 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 0641-6003 Ativan 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection by West-ward Pharmaceutical Corp.
  • 16590-813 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 16590-937 Ativan 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Stat Rx USA LLC
  • 50090-0192 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 54569-0927 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by A-s Medication Solutions LLC
  • 55154-4209 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health
  • 60977-112 Ativan 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 60977-113 Ativan 4 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 60977-116 Ativan 2 mg/ml Intramuscular; Intravenous Injection, Solution by Baxter Healthcare Corporation
  • 64455-063 Ativan 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 64455-064 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 64455-065 Ativan 2 mg Oral Tablet by Bta Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • 65084-463 Ativan 1 mg Oral Tablet by Rxpak Division of Mckesson Corporation
  • 68682-303 Ativan .5 mg Oral Tablet by Oceanside Pharmaceuticals
  • 2 more results ...

Other drugs which contain Lorazepam or a similar ingredient: (3 results)


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Ativan 2 Mg
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ativan 1mg
little white pill persribed for nerves ## I am taking a half of a 1 mg Ativan pill for sleeping. Can this small amount b... 5 replies
ativant
2mg.4mg per day and 4 mg at sleep ## Does anyone take the same dose than me?Do you have any side effects? ## who the hel... 4 replies
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ativan 2 mg, 4 times a day
Can someone go immediately from 2mg of Ativan four times a day to Klonopin 3 times a day without horrible withdrawal? ##... 3 replies
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