Ativan – is the brand name for the chemical Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine tranquilizer and is used to treat anxiety by attempting to effect chemicals in the brain that are perceived to be unbalanced and thereby cause anxiety.
It’s important not to take drugs like Ativan and chlordiazepoxide (Librium) if you’re allergic to benzodiazepines and especially not Ativan if you are pregnant as this medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby.
Ativan is addictive and should only be used by the person it was prescribed for; sharing Ativan with another person can be dangerous.
People recovering from addictions to alcohol or other drugs should stay away from all benzodiazepine drugs as this can lead to cross-addiction. Cross addicting is a danger for recovering people and is akin to changing chairs on the titanic – the ship is still going down but the view’s a little different!
If you’re prescribed Ativan; keep it in a secure place where children can’t get to it.
Being a benzodiazepine it has several effects on the body and so can be used for treating quite a few different conditions. It is well known for being an anxiolytic and is commonly used to reduce anxiety or insomnia. Lorazepam is one of the more potent benzodiazepines and users are at risk of developing tolerance and physical dependence. This risk increases if a high dose is used and the longer it is used for.
It can be dangerous to buy any drugs online, medications bought over the internet or from other non-official pharmaceutical sources may contain unsafe elements. Previously samples of Ativan bought over the internet have had haloperidol (Haldol), a potent antipsychotic drug with dangerous side effects.