What is Ativan 1mg?
Ativan 1mg is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorders, GAD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic attacks, and social phobias. Ativan is also used for the short-term relief of the sign and symptoms of anxiety. Ativan 1mg tablet relieves symptoms of anxiety, nervousness, rapid breathing, increased heart rate, excessive sweating, and lack of concentration. It reduces the symptoms of excessive anxiety and worry that may arise in stressful conditions. It reduces feelings of restlessness, tiredness, difficulty concentrating, and feeling irritable.
How Does Ativan 1mg work?
It belongs to the class of drugs called benzodiazepine that accelerates the GABA and decreases the hyperactivity in the CNS and brain. It is a benzodiazepine that suppresses the abnormal and excessive activity of the nerve cells in the brain.
It blocks calcium channels which decrease the release of the excitatory transmitter in the brain. In addition, it produces sedatives, anticonvulsant muscle relaxants, and hypnotic effects on the body. The drug’s effect begins within 20 to 25 minutes, and the effect of the medicine lasts for two to three hours.
What are some side effects of Ativan 1mg?
Ativan 1mg may have some side effects, and these side effects and these side effects will wash off in a couple of days. Here are common side effects of Ativan 1mg may occur as follows:
- Lack of energy
Who should not use Ativan 1mg?
Ativan 1mg is not safe for everyone as it may aggravate the condition. Although it is FDA approved medication, the use of Ativan 1 mg is contradicted by lorazepam or other ingredients of the drug Ativan 1mg
- if you have kidney disease
- if you have respiratory disease
- if you have sleep apnea
- if you have acute narrow-angle glaucoma
- if you suffer from myasthenia Gravis
In addition, if you suffer from any health condition, it is important to inform your health care provider about it.
What are some drug interactions of Ativan 1mg?
Side effects associated with concomitant use of the drug, it is necessary to inform your doctor about the medicine that you are taking to mitigate the risk of serious interaction and
Inform your doctor about any side effects of herbal medicine supplements you are currently taking. Here are some drugs that commonly interact with Ativan 1mg
Antidepressants( such as phenelzine and tryptophan) may interact with Ativan 1mg, and it may cause some serious side effects that may have a negative effect on your health. It is important to inform your doctor beforehand to mitigate the risk of severe side effects.
Medicine for migraine, stomach ulcers, Antifungals, and ketoconazole may interact with medication, resulting in serious health issues and contradictions. Certain drugs may increase the absorption of the drug, and some drugs increase the elimination of the drug from the body. In both cases, the drug will not reach its max capacity, won’t be effective, and may pose a health risk.
How to take Ativan 1mg?
Always take Ativan 1mg tablet should be swallowed. It should be taken at a fixed time, and in case of a missed dose, take the dose as soon as you remember; it is time for the next dose, but do not club the dose.
You can take it with or without food; in case of nausea, take it post-food to combat nausea.
You must not crush, chew or pound the Ativan tablet. Take it as a whole
if you are expecting a mother or breastfed your infant inform your doctor as the drug may pass into breast milk and may cause serious addiction.
Ativan is a controlled group and scheduled IV drug, and the risk of drug abuse and misuse is high; therefore, it is important to take it as per the instruction of your health care provider. It is addictive, and suddenly stopping the dose may result in withdrawal symptoms that may have a negative effect on your health.