The pill is also known as Lorazepam 1 mg and belongs to the drug classes benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, miscellaneous antiemetics. It is used to treat anxiety disorders and affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety.
Anxiety disorders are a group of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear. Anxiety is a worry about future events and fear is a reaction to current events. These feelings may cause physical symptoms, such as a fast heart rate and shakiness. There are a number of anxiety disorders: including generalized anxiety disorder, specific phobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, panic disorder, and selective mutism. The disorder differs by what results in the symptoms. People often have more than one anxiety disorder.
The cause of anxiety disorders is a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors include a history of child abuse, family history of mental disorders, and poverty. Anxiety disorders often occur with other mental disorders, particularly major depressive disorder, personality disorder, and substance use disorder.
Without treatment, anxiety disorders tend to remain. Treatment may include lifestyle changes, counseling, and medications. Counseling is typically with a type of cognitive behavioral therapy. Medications, such as antidepressants or beta blockers, may improve symptoms. Lorazepam 1 mg is one of the choice medications. It is used in the treatment of anxiety; insomnia; panic disorder; cervical dystonia; borderline personality disorder, and many others.
Immediately call the doctor with these serious side effects:
Less serious side effects include:
Get emergency help with these signs of allergic reactions:
These are not a complete list of side effects. Consult your doctor for any unusual or bothersome side effects.
Important information about lorazepam
How should Lorazepam be taken?
Take exactly as prescribed and follow directions on your prescription label.
To be sure this medication is not causing harmful effects, your doctor may need to check your progress on a regular basis. Do not miss any scheduled visits to your doctor.
Always seek Doctor’s advice before using this medication and do not discontinue its use without talking to your Doctor.
Store lorazepam at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Store the liquid form of lorazepam in the refrigerator.
Always remember to keep all medications in a secure place and out of children’s reach. Never share your medicines with others and use only for the indication prescribed.
This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.