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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)

Mainly sedation, depends on dose.
Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)

Mainly sedation, depends on dose.
Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry

In brief: Ativan harms

I commend you for being concern about harm of taking Ativan.
Harms can be: •Developing of Tolerance Same dose does not relieve anxiety leading to taking higher dose and more frequently •Habit Forming- Taking higher dose for many months or longer •Withdrawal symptoms- anxiety, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, dizziness, derealization , depersonalization

In brief: Ativan harms

I commend you for being concern about harm of taking Ativan.
Harms can be: •Developing of Tolerance Same dose does not relieve anxiety leading to taking higher dose and more frequently •Habit Forming- Taking higher dose for many months or longer •Withdrawal symptoms- anxiety, depression, insomnia, restlessness, confusion, irritability, sweating, dizziness, derealization , depersonalization
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Dr. Krishna Kumar
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