Ativan: A Temporary Aid For Anxiety

by Cheap Med Store Senior Manager

A potent medication used to manage anxiety. Branded Ativan, Lorazepam derives from a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines which act on the brain and nerves (central nervous system) to produce a calming effect. Buy Ativan online overnight, works by stimulating the secretion of a certain natural chemical in the body (GABA).


When consumed at bedtime, benzodiazepines can lead to drowsiness the next day and a state of sedation. It takes a while for effect to wear-off so may help a person stay asleep through the night. As a matter of fact, many benzodiazepines used for the management of anxiety, like buy Lorazepam Online are also used in other forms as sleeping pills.


Dose and precautions


Lorazepam, although not a narcotic, can result in giving one narcotic-like effect. While on medication of Ativan, which are derived from benzodiazepines, one should avoid any antihistamine medication. So while at a doctor’s consultation, if one is already on any antihistamines, this should be reported for the doctor to make the right decision which medication would suit you best.


Ativan should be taken as prescribed by the healthcare giver with no deviation. The flexibility one has since this can be taken on an “as-needed basis” one can take it twice a day at regularized intervals. Two doses should not be too close, so there should be an equated time frame between doses.


Ativan works relatively fast and is really effective in managing panic attacks. So if one tends to have unheralded panic attacks, it proves to be effective in controlling it and lasting a few hours after that. In severe cases, this may mean taking to three or more doses a day with the doctor’s permission, of course. Short term use of Ativan does result in a noticeable weight loss due to a loss of appetite, whereas the long term use results in weight gain in most cases.


Staying alert to side effects


Due to the depressive effect benzodiazepines have on the nervous system (require to calm the nerves), it also slows the heart rate and lowers blood pressure, which are fine in the short term, but is a side effect all the same that cannot be ignored for the long term use of Ativan and must be frequently monitored for stability or fluctuation.


By suppressing excitation activity of the central nervous system, the Ativan brings a calming effect to an intensely overactive central nervous system. An Ativan shot in an emergency is potent enough to last six to eight hours. However, all this goodness does not come without some side effects which one should be aware of before starting a course of treatment.


        Acute drowsiness.



        Muscle weakness.


        Blurred vision.

        Sleep problems

        Poor coordination


A regular Ativan tab which reacts within 30 to 60 minutes has a relaxing effect for about 8 hours; the extended-release version can sustain one for up to eleven hours. A not so common side effect is jaundice which may happen due to the over secretion of enzymes in the liver, causing an imbalance.


Ativan is sold in 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg tablets which, based on the doctor's prescription, is to be taken twice or thrice a day. For those that are caffeine addicts, this is a piece of really bad news because caffeine has the opposite effect on the brain, it will excite and exhilarate.


The use of Ativan, particularly in the elderly, is known to cause memory loss and confusion and depression. Follow doctors completely without deviation. Ingest no more than the doctor has prescribed, and follow other lifestyle instructions, like avoiding alcohol while on medication, this can cause serious side effects, which are detrimental if not fatal. If at any time one feels the need or urge to have a stronger dose, get the doctor’s recommendation or permission because this is a drug that is easily addictive.


Normalcy without medication


In the event one wants to give up medication of Ativan, it is important one discussed it with the doctor or caregiver. The general practice is to wean one off the medication with smaller doses or even other non-addictive drugs. Do not, in any event, stop abruptly without consulting the medical professionals. This can have serious side effects and sometimes fatal. An abrupt halt to medication will result in side effects such as tremors, abdominal pain, definitely insomnia, vomiting, profuse perspiration, mighty mood swings, and in rare cases seizures. 

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