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Is ativan (lorazepam) useful to treat symptoms of anxiety disorders?

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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ativan is in a family of medications called benzodiazepenes, which also includes valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonipin.
Benzodiazepenes are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, but some caution should be used as benzodiazepenes do carry some potential to be habit forming, can cause rebound anxiety with missed doses, and can be extremely dangerous if mixed with alcohol or pain medications.

In brief: Yes

Ativan is in a family of medications called benzodiazepenes, which also includes valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonipin.
Benzodiazepenes are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, but some caution should be used as benzodiazepenes do carry some potential to be habit forming, can cause rebound anxiety with missed doses, and can be extremely dangerous if mixed with alcohol or pain medications.
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Dr. Jeff Jacobs
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)

Properly dosed, yes.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)

Properly dosed, yes.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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