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What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg?
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Dr. Laura Davies
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Mild except if pregn
I agree with dr elliott, and only wish to add that it is important not to use if there is a chance you could get pregnant, or are early in your pregnancy, since it can cause birth defects.

In brief: Mild except if pregn
I agree with dr elliott, and only wish to add that it is important not to use if there is a chance you could get pregnant, or are early in your pregnancy, since it can cause birth defects.
Dr. Laura Davies
Dr. Laura Davies
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Thanks for that additional perspective.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Probably mild
You don't indicate what you are using the Ativan (lorazepam) for or your age, so answering the question is difficult.
In children, Ativan (lorazepam) can produce behavioral dyscontrol (mean drunk). Mostly, it is calming and sedating, although 1 mg is not an enormous dose. Worse reaction (unlikely) is daytime sleepiness if you take it during the day. No effect on heart or other body organs.

In brief: Probably mild
You don't indicate what you are using the Ativan (lorazepam) for or your age, so answering the question is difficult.
In children, Ativan (lorazepam) can produce behavioral dyscontrol (mean drunk). Mostly, it is calming and sedating, although 1 mg is not an enormous dose. Worse reaction (unlikely) is daytime sleepiness if you take it during the day. No effect on heart or other body organs.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Mild Tranquilizer
Ativan (lorazepam) aka Lorazepam belongs to the benzodiazepine class of medications.
It is considered a mild tranquilizer causing its effects by binding to GABA neurons (inhibitory neurons). Alcohol also binds to GABA neurons, so when thinking of side effects think of alcohol. You may experience sedation, sommulence, fatigue, depression, and even dependence. Side effects are usually dose related.

In brief: Mild Tranquilizer
Ativan (lorazepam) aka Lorazepam belongs to the benzodiazepine class of medications.
It is considered a mild tranquilizer causing its effects by binding to GABA neurons (inhibitory neurons). Alcohol also binds to GABA neurons, so when thinking of side effects think of alcohol. You may experience sedation, sommulence, fatigue, depression, and even dependence. Side effects are usually dose related.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)
Mainly sedation, lightheadedness, imbalance.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)
Mainly sedation, lightheadedness, imbalance.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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