Ativan is the form of Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine medication that is used to treat anxiety -stress disorders, insomnia, and seizures. All these symptoms are disturbing the normalcy in a very harsh way. Individuals who are suffering from these psychological disorders are recommended to use anti-anxiety pills like Ativan or Lorazepam or Ambien which is a sedative that gives good sleep for some hours. It is said every individual who consumes these pill before the sleep would wake up having strange sensations as the result of these pills. Sleepwalking wouldn’t be any mystery to the individual who is using a sedative or sleeping pills. It is one of the most serious side-effects of Ativan.
Psychological disorders generally disturb the regular lifestyle. Particularly disorders like sleeping troubles or insomnia make the individual’s life dull and miserable. Some survey reports say there 50-70 million users of Ativan just in the United States of America. They take these pills to recover from sleeping troubles. Though Ativan is a pill that is significantly safer from its substitutes like Valium, there are some scary side effects that individual could face after having these pills, which are as follows:
The danger of drug abuse:
As the sleeping troubles vary from one individual to another, individuals who are not satisfied with basic dosage would voluntarily increase the dosage of the drug to attain the pleasure of sleeping. As one keeps increasing dosage, he could eventually turn tolerant towards the drug and it could lead to drug addiction and overuse. Ativan is not advisable for the individual who had the history of drug or alcohol addiction. A study conducted on Ativan users concluded that more than 40% (approximately 43%) people who suffer from Ativan addictions have been once addicted to either drugs or alcohol.
It is too dangerous to engage in the driving activity if the individual is in the drowsy or sleepy mood. Ativan, which is a sedative, must not be taken while driving at any cost. Food and Drug Administration has warned that individuals who consume Ativan or Ambien should not indulge in driving. It is not advisable even to drive in the morning after having good sleep since the effect of Ativan could stay longer.
Sleepwalking is rare psychological phenomena where the people would lose control during the sleep and start walking in the middle of the night without consciousness. Consuming Ativan before sleep would also lead other dangerous and peculiar side effects like Sleep eating. It also induces the individual to wake up before he or she is fully awake.
Withdrawal effects are quite possible with Ativan. Some effects could be quite serious like seizures at the nighttime, and hallucinations. Generally, the side effects could be witnessed possibly within 48 hours of the final dose.
Other side effects:
The below are found to be the known Ativan side effects in most people:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Mood swings
- Panic attacks