Going for a pulmonary test- am having some breathing problems. When ativan (lorazepam) peaks at 2 hours thats when it occurs. Could I be aggravating asthma?

Yes, it could be. Benzodiazepines, including lorazepam, may depress central nervous system respiratory drive and are contraindicated in severe respiratory failure. An example would be the inappropriate use to relieve anxiety associated with acute severe asthma. Www. Wikipedia. Com before taking ativan, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have: asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseor other breathing problems. Www. Drugs. Com.