Ativan has been used extensively by millions of people who are seeking for the treatments of anxiety disorders. It is a prescription medicine that is highly effective for the treatment of anxiety. This medicine has gained much popularity due to its excellent benefits in treating these conditions. Ativan is effective if it is taken alone, but, it can be taken along with other medicines.
It has been claimed by the manufacturers of Ativan that this medicine belongs to a group of drugs known as Anxiolytics, Anticonvulsants, Antianxiety agents, Benzodiazepines.
Ativan is also chemically known as Lorazepam. Lorazepam is an antianxiety agent and its chemical formula is 7-chloro-5-(o-chlorophenyl)-1,3- dihydro-3-hydroxy-2H-1,4-benzodiazepin-2-one. The molecular formula of Ativan is C15H10Cl2N2O2 and it has a molecular weight of 321.16. In appearance, this medicine is a white powder that is almost insoluble in water. It is recommended that one tablet of Ativan (Lorazepam) must be taken orally. The ingredients present in this excellent antianxiety medicine are inactive and include magnesium stearate, polacrilin potassium, lactose monohydrate, and microcrystalline cellulose.
For the treatment of anxiety or anxiety related problems including depression, many doctors prescribe Ativan (Lorazepam) that is highly effective for the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is to be noted that stress or tension that is caused due to our normal work routine is not a problem and does not require proper treatment and intake of this medicine.
Anxiety can be treated efficiently with the use of Ativan. Lorazepam has a unique feature of providing a calming effect on the brain and nerves. The working and effects of this drug is enhanced by controlling specific natural chemical substances in the body known as GABA. Ativan provides a short-term remedy to relieve the symptoms of anxiety. It can also be used to reduce the symptoms of panic attacks and generalized anxiety. Anxiety/stress can also cause some problems related to insomnia and Ativan can help patients treat that problem.
The effectiveness of Ativan lasts longer than 4 months but this medicine has not been clinically tested. It is necessary that your doctor keeps checking the progress and effectiveness of this drug in his/her patient to be sure of its benefits.
It has been claimed by some patients that Ativan can result in some mild and serious side effects. There are some possible side effects that can be caused by the use of Ativan and these include weakness, drowsiness, dizziness, headache, fatigue, confusion, lack of coordination and restlessness. There are some side effects that are less common but are more severe and does not happen normally. These include short breaths, respiratory failure, muscle weakness, sweating, nausea, vomiting, hives or severe rashes on skin, rapid heartbeat, difficult breathing and swelling on your face.