Lorazepam
2011-02-12
Lorazepam which is also known by the brand name of Ativan is a medication that is currently prescribed for the relief of anxiety. Aside from that, it has also been found that Lorazepam can help treat irritable bowel syndrome, calm seizures of epileptics, help with insomnia, decrease addiction feelings, and help with nausea cased by cancer treatment. This medication is included in a class of medications that are called benzodiazepines, these medications help to slow the activity that is in the brain and promote relaxation. If you are suffering from mainly anxiety, you may want to talk to your doctor about Lorazepam and if it can help you. Lorazepam comes in two different forms. There is a tablet, which most people are prescribed and generally take multiple times throughout the day. This medication can be taken with or without food, so it is easy to take it when you need it. There also is a liquid form that is a little rarer and not prescribed that often. It is very important that you always take this medication as prescribed and whenever you are starting or stopping this medication your doctor will slowly wean you on or off of it so that there are no harmful withdrawal side effects. Although for the most part, Lorazepam is safe to take, there are side effects to be aware of. Lorazepam is habit-forming, so you need to take it exactly as it is prescribed to you. Don’t just stop taking it one day, you will feel the effects of it. Aside from that, people experience side effects dizziness, change in appetite, drowsiness, weakness, dry mouth, and a few others. It is also important to know that alcohol use can increase the side effects of this medication and if you are a tobacco user it can actually decrease the effectiveness of the Lorazepam. If you are interested in the breakdown of the medication that you are taking, and you should be, it is important to see what the Lorazepam being prescribed to you is made of. For this, you can send it to a lab and have it analyzed. If you are going to do this, make sure that the lab you are using does it with the process of Liquid Chromatography mass spectrometry. This will help you get answers about the quantification and confirmation of the Lorazepam. It is always important to test medications that you are taking so that you know they have the key ingredients in them that they need. Lorazepam is a great medication for people that are suffering from high levels of anxiety. If you feel that you are unable to control your anxiety, you need to talk to your doctor about Lorazepam. Make sure that you are talking to your doctor to take the Lorazepam as directed and that you are aware of the side effects. Also, if you ever have any questions as to the make-up of this drug, it may be smart to emply a lab that uses Liqud Chromatography mass spectrometry to look at what it has in it.