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Ativan

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4.5  Effectiveness
5.6  Side Effects
5.8  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 11 Ativan side effects and 4 Ativan benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is lorazepam and brand names are Ativan and Temesta.

The active ingredient of this medication is lorazepam.

Ativan is used to treat anxiety disorders.
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Effectiveness of Ativan by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Ativan, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 7.7% 30.8% 53.8% 7.7% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 16.7% 8.3% 66.7% 0% 8.3%
Blood Pressure 0% 7.7% 69.2% 23.1% 0%
Breathing 0% 23.1% 46.2% 23.1% 7.7%
Confidence 0% 21.4% 42.9% 21.4% 14.3%
Coordination/Motor Skills 16.7% 16.7% 50% 8.3% 8.3%
Digestion 0% 8.3% 75% 0% 16.7%
Emotional Well-being 14.3% 21.4% 21.4% 21.4% 21.4%
Energy 8.3% 33.3% 25% 8.3% 25%
Eyesight 0% 25% 58.3% 16.7% 0%
Memory 16.7% 16.7% 50% 16.7% 0%
Mental Clarity 8.3% 25% 41.7% 8.3% 16.7%
Pain 0% 0% 92.3% 7.7% 0%
Patience 7.1% 21.4% 35.7% 21.4% 14.3%
Sexual Health 0% 25% 66.7% 0% 8.3%
Skin Complexion 8.3% 0% 91.7% 0% 0%
Sleep 7.1% 21.4% 7.1% 28.6% 35.7%
Stress Level 0% 21.4% 21.4% 28.6% 28.6%
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Commonly Reported Ativan Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 91.7% 0% 0% 0% 8.3%
Anxiety 54.5% 9.1% 18.2% 9.1% 9.1%
Blurred Vision 50% 25% 25% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 66.7% 25% 0% 0% 8.3%
Change in Weight 70% 10% 10% 0% 10%
Cold Symptoms 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Constipation 62.5% 25% 0% 12.5% 0%
Depression 75% 0% 25% 0% 0%
Diarrhea 61.5% 15.4% 23.1% 0% 0%
Dizziness 58.3% 8.3% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3%
Drowsiness 30.8% 23.1% 15.4% 23.1% 7.7%
Dry Mouth 58.3% 25% 16.7% 0% 0%
Fatigue 41.7% 25% 0% 16.7% 16.7%
Gas 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Headache 69.2% 23.1% 7.7% 0% 0%
Insomnia 83.3% 8.3% 0% 0% 8.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Irritability / Impatience 54.5% 27.3% 0% 9.1% 9.1%
Mood Swings 25% 50% 25% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Nausea 72.7% 27.3% 0% 0% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 50% 25% 0% 25% 0%
Stomach Ache 50% 50% 0% 0% 0%
Sweating 63.6% 27.3% 0% 0% 9.1%
Tremors 66.7% 0% 16.7% 0% 16.7%
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Less Commonly Reported Ativan Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Aggressive / Impulsive Behavior 75% 0% 16.7% 8.3% 0%
Amnesia / Memory Loss 72.7% 9.1% 0% 9.1% 9.1%
Blurred Vision 75% 25% 0% 0% 0%
Confusion 50% 12.5% 25% 0% 12.5%
Coordination / Balance Problems 50% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5% 12.5%
Depression 75% 0% 0% 25% 0%
Disorientation 54.5% 9.1% 18.2% 0% 18.2%
Double Vision 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Energy Loss 45.5% 0% 27.3% 18.2% 9.1%
Feelings of Anger / Rage 72.7% 9.1% 18.2% 0% 0%
Hallucinations 87.5% 0% 12.5% 0% 0%
Impaired Thinking / Judgment 50% 33.3% 0% 0% 16.7%
Indigestion 63.6% 27.3% 0% 9.1% 0%
Reduced Libido 50% 0% 33.3% 0% 16.7%
Slow Reflexes 50% 33.3% 0% 16.7% 0%
Slurred Speech 66.7% 33.3% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Ativan
Since taking Ativan Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 7.1%
Hallucination 3.6%
Hospitalization 3.6%
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User Comments about Ativan
27 Dec 2016 Ativan helped a lot with my anxiety. It helped quiet my mind, along with my other meds for Bipolar 1 Disorder. I did not have any serious side effects. It may make me a little sleepy during the day, but very tolerable on a dose of 1 mg during the day. It does not last long, which is the only downside of it, but it acts shortly, so it is quite good for panic.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Apr 2014 I am looking forward to get this drug. From the sounds of things this gets you fucked up as a motherfucker. Can't wait to lose motor skills and train of thought, with a side of explosive diarrhea. I am looking forward to getting higher than a kite and crashing to the burning flames below as is a common hallucination when you take this type of drug with alot of alcohol. Sincerely, Mr. I C unicorns
   —Posted by I. C. Unicorns
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08 Apr 2011 other then it makes me really tired, it helps with my anxiety alot
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06 Nov 2010 My husband has MD and sleep apnea. He was given atavan for sleeping. He now cannot walk or feed himself after one week on this drug.. He sleeps all day and has been doing that now for 4 days. We are praying he comes out of that and begins walking again. He has been in a facility for 3 years and I am finding they drug the heck out of people so that all they do is sleep..the food and drug act states that drugs are given not for the benefit of the patient but for the benefit of the care aid....so they will ask the dr. for anything that will keep the patient quiet.
   —Posted by Frustrated
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02 Aug 2010 Ativan when combined and given with a Blood Pressure medicine lowers the Blood Pressure to an considerable level Infact The Blood Pressure can go toooooo low and the heart rate also slows down.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Aug 2010 Thanks, we gave it up totally after that urinary retention problem. Now Mom has NO delusional side effects at all, no DeadZone attitudes, no arguments about me trying to kill her. And it was supposed to control anxiety and delusions. Not exactly. I have kept it on hand for ONE TIME use should Mom ever need sedating, but so far not use once. this was a tiny dose too.
   —Posted by CJWright



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