Drug InteractionsLorazepam can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Lorazepam).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking lorazepam if you have:
- A history of drug or alcohol abuse (see Alcohol and Ativan)
- Liver disease, including liver failure or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Ativan and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Ativan and Breastfeeding).
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Lorazepam to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose of Lorazepam?People who take too much lorazepam may have overdose symptoms that could include:
- Speech problems
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of life.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Ativan Overdose for more information.)