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FAQ Ativan

What is Ativan?

Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug that is mostly used in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. It is also used to treat stress, sleeping difficulties due to anxiety and other conditions closely related to anxiety.

Can Ativan be taken during pregnancy?

Ativan is not recommended for pregnant women and breastfeeding women since the medication might be passed on through the breast milk to the unborn and newborn babies.

What happens if I skip a dose?

If you skip a dose and it is not the time for the next dose, then you can have it right away. But if it is already time for the next dose, then you can skip the missed dose.

What happens during Ativan overdose?

There are some side effects when Ativan overdose happens. Some of the signs of overdose include increased heartbeat rate, severe drowsiness, depression, suicidal thoughts, hallucinations and much more, which needs to be reported to a doctor for immediate assistance.

What are the things to avoid with Ativan?

It is always advised that Ativan not be consumed with alcohol and other narcotic drugs. Alcohol with Ativan might cause over sedation and also lead to coma or death in some cases. It is strictly advised against the consumption of Ativan with anti-depressants and CNS depressants that might cause certain drug interactions due to which potential side effects occur. Tranquilizers, anticonvulsants, MOA inhibitors, and sleeping tablets are some of the drugs that need to be avoided with Ativan.

Can Ativan be offered to children?

Please seek the advice of your doctor since this medication is not recommended for children below the age of 18.

What should I inform my doctor when he/she prescribed Ativan?

You will have to explain your medical history and the drugs you have consumed in the past and the ones you are consuming at present. Also, let your doctor know about any instances of drug or alcohol addiction. Apart from that, it is advised that you inform your doctor about any allergies with the active ingredient of Ativan.