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Ativan

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Most Commonly Used

Ativan 1mg Tab
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: BPI 64  |  A
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Ativan 0.5mg Tab
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A
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Ativan 2mg Tab
Valeant Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: BPI 65  |  A 2
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Ativan 2mg/ml Soln for Inj
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Overview Information on Ativan

Pharmacist Tip
Do not take Ativan from someone else. Do not share your Ativan with anyone. Doing so is dangerous as well as against the law.     
Ativan® is a type of prescription medicine called a benzodiazepine. Doctors often use this kind of medicine to treat patients who have anxiety disorders for a short period of time. Sometimes doctors will give Ativan to relieve anxiety when you are going to have surgery. This medicine works by helping to slow down brain activity, which can help patients relax.

Your doctor will decide the right dosage to treat your condition. Your doctor likely will only have you take Ativan for short periods of time, because patients who stay on Ativan for longer amounts of time risk becoming physically and psychologically dependent on it. You may have higher risk for becoming dependent if you take Ativan and have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.


Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Ativan® is a type of prescription medicine called a benzodiazepine. Doctors often use this kind of medicine to treat patients who have anxiety disorders for a short period of time. Sometimes doctors will give Ativan to relieve anxiety when you are going to have surgery. This medicine works by helping to slow down brain activity, which can help patients relax.

Your doctor will decide the right dosage to treat your condition. Your doctor likely will only have you take Ativan for short periods of time, because patients who stay on Ativan for longer amounts of time risk becoming physically and psychologically dependent on it. You may have higher risk for becoming dependent if you take Ativan and have a history of drug or alcohol abuse.


Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013