Ativan 1mg is a brand name for the medication lorazepam, which belongs to the benzodiazepine class of drugs. It’s primarily prescribed for the short-term management of anxiety disorders and for the treatment of anxiety symptoms. Additionally, Ativan is used as a pre-anesthetic medication to induce sedation and reduce anxiety before medical procedures.
If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment. If directed by your doctor, use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
Though Ativan 1mg helps many people, this medication may sometimes cause addiction. This risk may be higher if you have a substance use disorder (such as overuse of or addiction to drugs/alcohol). Take this medication exactly as prescribed to lower the risk of addiction. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details.
Do not suddenly stop using this drug without consulting your doctor. Some conditions may become worse when this drug is abruptly stopped. Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.