Were you looking for information about Lorazepam? Lorezapam is a common misspelling of lorazepam.
Lorazepam (Ativan®) is a prescription medication that is used to treat anxiety. An injectable form of the drug is also available. The injectable form of lorazepam is used to decrease nervous tension and anxiety, as well as treat severe seizures (known medically as status epilepticus). The medicine is part of a group of medications called benzodiazepines. Lorazepam is thought to work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) -- a brain chemical that is naturally calming.
Some of the common side effects of this drug include sedation, weakness, and unsteadiness. People who take to much lorazepam can experience overdose symptoms such as confusion, speech problems, and even loss of life. It is important that you seek medical attention immediately if you believe you may have overdosed on lorazepam.
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