ANXIAR (Lorazepam, Ativan) 1mg - 100 tabs
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- Manufacturer: Gedeon Richter
This medication is used for anxiety. It is used to produce drowsiness and reduce anxiety prior to surgical or medical procedures. It may also be used in the treatment of seizure disorders, severe headache, alcohol withdrawal or to prevent nausea from cancer treatment.
Long-term or excessive use of this medication may lead to tolerance.
Use this only as directed.
This is a potent medication.
Do not share this with anyone.
Refrigerate this medication between 36 to 46 degrees F (2 to 8 degrees C) away from light.
Do not freeze.
Properly discard medication that is not clear or contains particles. How To Use
The dose and frequency of use will depend on your condition and response.
Long-term or excessive use of this medication can cause dependency.
Use only as directed. Side Effects
This drug can cause drowsiness, dizziness, lack of coordination, grogginess, headache, nausea, dry mouth, blurred vision and irritation or redness at the injection site.
If these effects continue or become severe, contact your doctor.
Notify your doctor if you experience hallucinations, confusion, depression, yellowing of the eyes, a slow pulse, chest pain, shortness of breath or breathing problems while using this drug.
Also fever/chills, prolonged sore throat, unusual tiredness or unusual bleeding/bruising.
If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Precautions
Before using this tell your doctor of any heart, kidney, liver or lung disease, breathing disorders, muscle disorders, glaucoma, depression or psychiatric conditions, a history of drug dependency and of any allergies you may have.
Use caution driving or performing tasks requiring alertness.
This drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
Consult your doctor before using this medication.
This drug is excreted into breast milk.
Caution is advised.
Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Elderly patients may be more sensitive to the effects of this medication.
Use with caution.
Use of this medication (contains benzyl alcohol) is not recommended for newborns. Missed Dose
If you miss a dose, use is as soon as remembered.
If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up. Drug Interactions
Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription drugs you take especially narcotic pain relievers, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, antidepressants, probenecid, seizure medication, barbiturates or theophylline.
It is recommended to limit the use of alcohol while using this medication as excessive drowsiness can occur.
Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.