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Lorazepam (By mouth) - National Library of Medicine

8.21.2017 | Sydney Carter
Lorazepam (By mouth) - National Library of Medicine

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, l your doctor.

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Take your medicine as directed. Your dose may need to be changed several times to find what works best for you.

This medicine should come with a Medication Guide. Ask your pharmacist for a copy if you do not have one.

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Your doctor will do lab tests at regular visits to check on the effects of this medicine. Keep all appointments.

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Confusion, unusual mood or behavior, thoughts of hurting yourself Seizures.

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Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

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Do not stop using this medicine suddenly. Your doctor will need to slowly decrease your dose before you stop it compley.

Some medicines can affect how lorazepam works. l your doctor if you are using any of the following: Aminophylline, clozapine, probenecid, theophylline, valproate Medicine to treat depression or mental health problems Medicine to treat seizures.

Oral liquid: Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup. Mix the medicine with water, juice, soda, applesauce, or pudding. Drink or eat the mixture right away. Do not store it for later use.

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This medicine can be habit-forming. Do not use more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor if you think your medicine is not working.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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l your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, lung or breathing problems (such as COPD, sleep apnea), or a history of drug or alcohol abuse, depression, or seizures.

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This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to lorazepam or similar medicines, or you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma.

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Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

l your doctor if you use anything else that makes you sleepy. Some examples are allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, and alcohol.

Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Severe drowsiness or weakness, slow heartbeat, trouble breathing Worsening of depression Dizziness, clumsiness.

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It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. l your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

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This medicine may make you drowsy. Do not drive or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how this medicine affects you.

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

Lorazepam is used to treat anxiety disorders. It is also used for short-term relief of the symptoms of anxiety or anxiety caused by depression. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine that works in the brain to relieve symptoms of anxiety. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which are medicines that slow down the nervous system.

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Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If you are more than 1 hour late, skip the missed dose and wait until it is time for your next dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.