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Ativan (lorazepam)

Lorazepam (or ATIVAN®) is mainly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, chemotherapy induced-nauseastatus epilepticus, and alcohol withdrawal.

Status: ACTIVE

Class: Benzodiazepine

FDA Approval: 1997

Dosage Forms: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg

Biological Half-life: 10-20 hours

Side Effects: Dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, poor concentration, amnesia, appetite changes, rash

Routes of Administration: Oral, Sublingual, IM, IV, Transdermal

Pregnancy Category: D (US)


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