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Side Effects of Ativan

No medications and drugs can be claimed to be devoid of side effects and hence Ativan is not an exception in that case. The side effects might be major, minor or even negligible due to several factors. It also depends on the doses, age, medical conditions, and other such factors. Please contact your doctor for detailed information before using the medication. Also, it is wise to talk to a doctor if the following conditions have been encountered.

  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Tired feelings
  • Headaches
  • Blurry vision
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Amnesia and other memory problems
  • Lack of coordination
  • Difficulty to focus
  • Nausea
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Indigestion

These are only some of the common side effects and you could also experience severe effects on overdose or when the drug is abused in various ways. In those instances, you might experience the following unfavorable conditions.

  • Signs of allergies
  • Breathing issues and difficulties
  • Swelling in the face, lips, tongue or the throat.
  • Severe levels of drowsiness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • worsened sleeping difficulties
  • Confusions
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Hallucinations
  • Sudden excited feelings
  • Restless moments
  • Weakness in the muscles
  • Trouble in swallowing food
  • Eyelids drooping
  • Changes in vision
  • Jaundice
  • Stomach ache
  • Dark urination

These do not include the whole list and you will have to consult a doctor to know more on the same.  Hence, prescription medication needs to administer under proper precautions and dosages to stay safe. Also, it is important that you talk to your doctor about the drugs you have been consuming and the ones that have been consumed in the past for a fair assessment of your condition. Some of the drug interactions can also cause these abnormalities and hence, communicate all details to your doctor for efficient management of the side effects of Ativan.