Complete overview of Ativan 1 mg
Ativan 1 mg is used for the treatment of anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder ,panic attacks and social phobias.Ativan 1 mg tablet is also used for the short term relief of the symptoms of anxiety.It is a prescription medication.
Ativan 1 mg relieves symptoms of anxiety such as nervousness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, excessive sweating,or lack of concentration. It may be consumed with food or empty stomach.
Do not skip any dose of this medication.Consuming daily dose on time will help you to get the best result faster.Do not stop this medication suddenly without your doctor’s advice as it may cause anxiety and nausea.
The common side effects of this medication are weakness, sedation, and balance disorder .It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so avoid doing physical activities like driving, field work etc. until you know how this medicine affects you. Take your doctor’s advice about potential side effects and ways you might prevent or cope with them. You may get side effects after stopping the treatment.
Females should consult your doctor before taking Ativan 1 mg if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.If you take this medication with alcohol it might change the way it works and may increase the side effects.You have to monitor your liver and blood if you are taking this medication for a longer time.
Uses of Ativan 1 mg
- Short term anxiety
- Anxiety disorder
Benefits of Ativan 1 mg
In Short term anxiety
Ativan 1 mg reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that may arise in stressful conditions such as an exam or job interview. It can also reduce feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating and feeling irritable. This will therefore help you go about your daily activities more easily and be more productive. Continue taking this medication even if you feel well. Stopping suddenly can cause serious problems.
Side effects of Ativan 1 mg
Some side effects can be ignored and does not need any medical attention and disappear as your body gets immune to this meication. Consult your doctor if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Ativan 1 mg
- Balance disorder (loss of balance)
Ativan 1 mg -(Lorazepam)
Chemical formula : C15H10CI2N2O2
Drug class : Benzodiazepine
Trade name : Ativan
USES : Used in wide range of conditions such as anxiety, trouble sleeping, status epilepticus, alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
Used as emergency drug in ststus epilepticus.
The onset of action through intravenous route is 2 to 5 min and lasts for one day which is good in emergency condition.
Side effects :
- Psychological dependence
The drug is metabolized in liver and half lifeis 10-20 hours , duration of action is 12 to 24 hours. Excretion is through kidney and Bioavailability is 85% by mouth.
Dose : 0.1 mg per kg IV at a rate not exceeding 2mg per kg. tablets of 0.5 mg ,1 mg and 2 mg.