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