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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol.
Answered on Mar 24, 2020
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For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia.Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
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Benzo: Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug. It is also known generically as lorazepam. It has many uses including; to decrease anxiety, prevent seizures, rela ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
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Dr. Alan Ali answered
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Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use.
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Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.
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