Conditions that are accompanied by anxiety, panic disorders, neurotic conditions and neuroses are usually treated with the use of tranquilizers (anxiolytics). Ativan generic belongs to one of these drugs. This medication belongs to the group of benzodiazepine tranquilizers, has a wide effect on the nervous system and mental condition of the patient, quickly eliminates disturbing symptoms, but has a lot of contraindications and side effects.

Indications for use

Anxiety (including related depression), sleep disorders due to anxiety or transient stressful situation, neuroses and neurosis-like states, panic disorder; endogenous psychoses: mania, catatonic state, anxiety and arousal in schizophrenia; acute delirium tremens; premedication in anesthesia; epilepsy (in combination therapy), epileptic status; symptomatic convulsive states; psychosomatic disorders and headaches.

Ativan method of administration.

Ativan generic should be used in strict accordance with the recommendations of the doctor. If you want to clarify the indications for use, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Each dose should be taken with a full glass of water.

Do not exceed the prescribed dose.

Ativan generic is addictive. There is the possible occurrence of physical and psychological dependence on the drug. Do not exceed the dosage and do not use the medicine for longer than prescribed period. In case of sudden withdrawal of medication after a few weeks of use, there may occur an effect of withdrawal. The doctor may advise a gradual reduction of dose.

Drug Contraindications

Ativan has contraindications:

  • Hypersensitivity
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Angle-closure glaucoma
  • Intoxication with psychotropic drugs of the acute form
  • Alcohol intoxication acute
  • Pregnancy
  • Lactation period
  • Up to 12 years old children (tablets)
  • Up to 18 years old children (solution for injection)
  • The drug should be taken with caution in cases of
  • Shock
  • Epilepsy
  • Psychosis
  • Porphyria
  • Coma
  • Hyperkinesis
  • Hypoproteinemia
  • Severe form of depression
  • Functional disorders of the kidneys
  • Severe forms of COPD
  • Organic diseases of the brain
  • Apnea
  • Angle-closure glaucoma

Overdose may cause:

Stupor, reduced reflexes, paradoxical excitement, confusion, increased drowsiness, nystagmus, ataxia, dysarthria, deep sleep, tremor, coma, depression of cardiac and respiratory systems, collapse, drop in blood pressure, shortness of breath, bradycardia.

It is recommended to immediately hold forced diuresis; flumazenil is used as an antidote. Haemodialysis is not effective.