Ativan is the brand name for Lorazepam. Lorazepam belongs to the class of benzodiazepines. Generic Ativan has multiple uses. It is used in the treatment of insomnia. It also finds use in the treatment of anxiety, seizures and sedation of patients. Lorazepam has high potency when compared to other drugs in the benzodiazepine class.
Lorazepam is a psychiatric drug and its purchase needs prescription from a registered medical practitioner or a psychiatrist.
Its effects on the human body are the following:
- Anti anxiety
- Anti convulsant
- Muscle relaxant
It is short acting in that it acts with high potential for a short period of time, usually 2 – 10 hours. Its half life is around 10 – 16 hours. The half life varies with individuals depending on the metabolism and the usage of other medicines. It acts via interaction with benzodiazepine receptor sites. Central nervous system has GABA receptors on which benzodiazepine receptor sites are present. When compared to other benzodiazepine, ativan has significant addiction and abuse potential. Generic ativan is essentially a generic version of Lorazepam and is manufactured by other pharmaceutical companies. Ativan in its original form is manufactured by Wyeth.
Buying Ativan without prescription involves buying it online in reputed online pharmaceutical dealers. But care must be taken that dealers are authentic and reliable to avoid adverse effects associated with taking an adulterated drug. To buy ativan, get a prescription from a registered doctor and go to an authentic pharmaceutical store. Ativan is available in 1mg, 2mg and 5mg dosages. Ativan side effects include but are not limited to drowsiness, decrease in concentration and alertness, lack of coordination, disinhibition, depersonalization, depression, and hypotension. Some of the other side effects that are less common are nausea, appetite changes, confusion, blurred vision, nightmares and euphoria. Liver toxicity is always a possibility with Lorazepam.
Some paradoxical reactions are possible such as aggression, impulsivity, suicidal behavior, violence and irritability. Anterogade amnesia is not unheard of during the usage of Generic Ativan. Ativan withdrawal symptoms include muscle spasms, tremors, fearfulness, agitation, sweating, derealization, depersonalization, depression, psychosis, delirium tremens, seizures and suicidal behavior. Lorazepam is contra indicated in people with allergy or past hypersensitivity, acute respiratory failure, intoxiaation, ataxia, acute glaucoma, myasthenia gravis, sleep apnea, pregnancy, breast feeding and liver failure. Usually Lorazepam (ativan) is a well tolerated drug which finds other uses in panic disorder, agitation, alcohol withdrawal and generalized anxiety disorder. Patients will often find that they are able to get a good night’s sleep after taking Lorazepam in the night.
Long term use of Ativan generic is usually not recommended since there are adverse effects associated with it. These include deterioration in health, cognitive impairment, behavior and affective problems, confusion, feeling that turmoil is present, difficulty thinking rationally and loss of sexual desire and drive. Some other problems are increase of anxiety and depression, losing interests in the activities that were once interesting, inability to feel and express emotions and modified self perception along with a modified sense of perception of relationships and environment.
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