Were you looking for information about Lorazepam? Lorazapam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
Lorazepam (Ativan®) is a drug that is approved to treat anxiety. The drug is thought to work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) -- a chemical that is naturally calming. As a result, lorazepam is able to reduce anxiety, cause sleepiness, and relaxing muscles, among other things. The medication comes in tablet, oral liquid, and injectable forms.
Some of the common side effects seen with this drug include dizziness, weakness, and unsteadiness. Among the factors that can affect the dose of lorazepam your healthcare provider recommends are your age, other medications you may be taking, and other medical conditions you may have.
People with glaucoma, kidney or liver disease, or other health conditions should talk to their healthcare provider before taking lorazepam, as it may not be safe for certain people. In addition, it may not be safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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