Lorazepam
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Lorazepam?

(lor A ze pam)

• This medicine is used to treat alcohol withdrawal.

• This medicine is used to treat anxiety.

• This medicine is used to treat panic attacks.

• This medicine is used to treat sleep disorders.

• This medicine is used to treat seizures.

• This medicine is used to treat nausea and vomiting.

• This medicine is used to calm you before a medical procedure.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.

• If you have been taking this medicine on a regular basis for more than 10 days, talk with healthcare provider before stopping. You may want to gradually withdraw this medicine.

• If you are 65 or older, use this medicine with caution. You could have more side effects.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have liver disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider. You may be more sensitive to this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• You may not be alert. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or activities until you see...

 
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