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Ativan

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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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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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