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.
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.
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.
Ativan (lorazepam) Mainly sedation, lightheadedness, imbalance.
Many. If you look at the package insert or the pdr there are many, but here are the most common: sedation, memory loss, confusion, dizzyness, loss of focus, paradoxical agitaton in children and the elderly, delirium, addiction, withdrawal, falls in the elderly. The list goes on but these are the most common of the worrisome side effects.
Ativan (lorazepam) Mainly sedation, depends on dose.
Not sure what you. Mean by "weird" side effects. Ativan/lorazepam is cross reactive with alcohol, so you might feel drunk, dizzy or sleepy.
Ativan (lorazepam) Paradoxical side-effect such as agitation & irritability.
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 with ativan (lorazepam). Definitely there is a weight gain issue with many of the other psychoactive medications, but even when some are known to put on weight some people don't do that. We're all different. If your dr is prescribing Ativan (lorazepam) there must be a reason.
As I have said that I hv taken overdose of ativan (lorazepam) many times now m suffering from its side effects like NT being able to concentrate breathing problem?
Ativan (lorazepam) Go to the ER. Have someone take you or get an ambulance. Breathing problems with Ativan (lorazepam) are an emergency. You have a problem with Ativan (lorazepam), get some help please.
Very rare. Allergic reactions to Ativan (lorazepam) and other benzodiazapines are quite rare. Hives or other skin eruptions sometimes occur, but seldom and may related to fillers in the tablet/capsule rather than to the medication itself. Side effects, especially at higher doses are more common and included drowsiness, slowed thinking, slurred speech--think effects of alcohol.
Ativan (lorazepam) Allergy shows thru rash but is uncommon. Side effect is mostly sedation, confusion, lack of concentration, and is dose-dependent.
Unlikely, but... Ativan (lorazepam) is unlikely to cause this, but given that a small percentage of people have paradoxical s/e from this class of meds, wouldn't completely eliminate the possibility.
I'm having an anxiety attack, and I am afraid to take my prescribed ativan (lorazepam). After reading the side effects, I'm too paranoid. Never taken the pill. What should I do?
Dr.. Dr. Kardener provided some very good information and suggestions. Just to add a bit. When you read about side effects for any medications - that does not mean you are going to get side effects. It is just informing you about the possibility of a side effect. This information is obtained by seeing what kind of side effects people have had in the past. If everyone who took medications got all the side effects listed, no one would ever take any pills. I agree with sharing your concerns with your provider. Don't mix this medication with alcohol. Take care.
I. I wish we had a medication, whether prescribed of over the counter, that was free of side-effects. There just are none. However, the curious thing about side-effects is that if you don't get them, they haven't happened! Not unlike the statistics for anything you can think of, it is only if you experience them do they hold true. For examly, if a cancer is 98% curable, that means 2% don't survive. If a cancer is 98% fatal, and you are the 2% cured, that is what counts. There are a number of very good medications for anxiety. Ativan (lorazepam) is a good one generally for intermittent use as needed. If the symptoms are constant, then another regularly used agent may be better. In the meanwhile, I am uncertain what side-effect you are most concerned with about using the medication prescribed. But one suggestion would be to talk with the prescribing doctor about your concerns and perhaps even asking if you can stay in the doctor's waiting room for a few hours after you have taken it to be reassured that should anything serious arise, the doctor and staff are right there. One side-effect for sure to be aware of is sedation. So if you start on the medication, you may want a driver available should you become excessively drowsy. With use, this symptom gradually diminishes, or another agent can be used instead should it be a problem. It is important to also note that other forms of treatment can be helpful as well such as cognitive behavioral therapy, desensitization therapy, and don't forget the value of exercise on a regular basis to help with symptoms as well. Do discuss the difficulty directly with your doctor as an answer does exist for the problem you are having.
Side effects. Agree with dr kardener and dr fowler. Be aware that during preliminary drug trials prior to approval by the fda, any symptoms even if only a remote possibility they are associated with the medication must be reported. Many people tolerate this and other medications with no side effects at all. On the other hand it is good you are concerned, Ativan (lorazepam) can be addictive if used consistently.