A 33-year-old member asked:
Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jeff Blixt answered
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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