Overview
Ativan is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat anxiety. Ativan is also known by its drug name, Lorazepam.

Ativan is an anxiolytic (antianxiety medication) of the benzodiazepine class. Ativan is believed to work by decreasing the excitability of neurons in the brain.

How do I take it?
Ativan is taken once or more daily.

Ativan comes in tablet form.

Side effects
The FDA-approved label for Ativan lists common side effects including drowsiness, dizziness, memory problems, difficulty concentrating, nausea, vomiting, constipation, rash, headache, and changes in appetite.

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Ativan (Lorazepam) Questions

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