Ativan Solution For Injection 2Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Ativan: Solution for injection (2mg)

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What is this Medicine?

LORAZEPAM (lor A ze pam) is a benzodiazepine. It is used to treat anxiety and certain types of seizures. It is also used to cause sleep before surgery and to block the memory of the procedure.

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Ativan 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 609770116
  • Prescription Required
  • Federally Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Status Epilepticus, Procedural Sedation, Amnesia Induction, Sedation Induction

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

Storage Information
Refrigerate (between 36 and 46 degrees F)
Protect from light
Discard product if it contains particulate matter, is cloudy, or discolored
Ativan 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Ativan 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

Shallow, Slow Breathing Incidence:
<1.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Overbreathing Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Chills Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Vomiting Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Convulsions Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Electrolyte Imbalance Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bladder Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Coma Incidence:
<1.2%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
0.1-1.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Incoordination Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Extra Saliva Production Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
0.1-2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Confusion Incidence:
0.1-1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hallucinations Incidence:
0.1-1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
0.5-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Decreased Breathing Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Delirium Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Restlessness Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.5-15.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Redness Incidence:
2.0-2.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
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 2mg/ml Solution for Injection

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 2mg/ml Solution for Injection(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 2mg/ml Solution for Injection(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 2mg/ml Solution for Injection(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
FIRST Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

SECOND Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

THIRD Trimester

Class D - Adequate well-controlled or observational studies in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. For example, the drug may be acceptable if needed in a life-threatening situation or serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective.

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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