Ativan Oral Tablet 0.5Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Ativan: Oral tablet (0.5mg)

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Ativan 0.5mg Tab
BTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Valeant Company
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A
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Ativan 0.5mg Tab
BTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Valeant Company
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A
Drug Image file DrugItem_8641.JPG
Ativan 0.5mg Tab
BTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Valeant Company
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A

What is this Medicine?

LORAZEPAM (lor A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Ativan: Oral tablet(0.5mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
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Ativan 0.5mg Tablet

NDC: 644550063
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Procedural Sedation, Anxiety, Sedation Induction, Insomnia

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Alcohol Withdrawal, Chemotherapy-induced Nausea/vomiting Prophylaxis

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Ativan 0.5mg Tablet
Drug Image file DrugItem_10194.JPG
BTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Valeant Company
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A
Shape: shield
Color: white
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BTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Valeant Company
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A
Shape: shield
Color: white
Drug Image file DrugItem_8641.JPG
BTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. a Valeant Company
Pill Identification: BPI 63  |  A
Shape: shield
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Ativan 0.5mg Tablet

Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overbreathing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shallow, Slow Breathing Incidence:
<1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Coma Incidence:
<1.2%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Electrolyte Imbalance Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Confusion Incidence:
0.1-1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
0.1-1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.5-15.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Weakness Incidence:
4.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
6.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Ativan 0.5mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Ativan 0.5mg Tablet(Lorazepam)
Alcohol and CNS Depressants(Lorazepam)
Avoid alcohol-containing drinks while taking this medicine. Using this drug along with alcohol can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this drug affects you, and especially if you are drinking alcohol-containing beverages. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Major Lifestyle Interaction
Marijuana and Ativan 0.5mg Tablet(Lorazepam)
Marijuana and Benzodiazepines(Lorazepam)
Avoid Marijuana, Medical while you are taking Benzodiazepines to reduce anxiety or to induce sleep or sedation. Using some of these drugs along with Marijuana can lead to serious side effects. You may feel drowsy or more tired when taking these drugs together. Do not drive or operate machinery if you are using Marijuana, Medical. If you notice slurred speech, confusion, severe weakness, or difficulty breathing, contact your health care provider immediately.
Minor Lifestyle Interaction
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Ativan 0.5mg Tablet(Lorazepam)
Caffeine-containing Foods/Beverages and Benzodiazepines(Lorazepam)
Although an interaction is possible, these drugs are often used together. Benzodiazepines include drugs for anxiety or sleep, such as Ativan, Dalmane, Doral, Halcion, Klonopin, Librium, ProSom, Restoril, Serax, Tranxene, Valium, and Xanax. Caffeine may increase nervousness or sleeplessness. If you are taking a Benzodiazepine to help you sleep, avoid taking Caffeine and Caffeine-containing foods or beverages like colas, coffee, teas, or chocolates within several hours prior to bedtime.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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