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Does ativan make you lose weight

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Chronic use Ativan (lorazepam): While this is a very common story, it is not good medicine to be on daily or chronic use of benzodiazepines. Ativan (lorazepam) is in this class of dr... Read More

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Either one: It can cause either weight loss or rare rapid weight gain according to www.Drugs.Com. Best wishes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): U need to talk to your prescribing doctor first before changing any medications.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Ativan ,Anxiety effe: I understand your distress. You were born with Wonder of Life Force, giving you Breath of Life every 4 seconds; due to which you have been living for ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Haven't seen any: I've prescribed Ativan (lorazepam) for many years and weight has never come upas an issue. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but i haven't seen it... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
Internal Medicine 55 years experience
Probable: safe, just less potent
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Incomplete: Your treatment is incomplete. There are other, effective medicines for anxiety. Return to your prescriber and says what is happening. You may then st... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Rare wt gain Ativan (lorazepam): Lorazepam if anything more commonly although not all that commonly causes weight loss. On those extremely rare occasions where it can cause weight gai... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
It should be ok: If you have only two drinks like two glasses of wine or two beers, or two shots of spirits, half of it will be metabolised in 4 hours and more than 75... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No relationship: Taking Ativan (lorazepam) "every once in a while" has no effect on one's weight. That means one's weight can go up or down, but will not be due to tak... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zachary Veres
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Dizzy: it can lose effectiveness , it may help a little with dizziness. The anti vert prescribed will help better with dizziness episodes.

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