Ativan UK is a medication that is used to treat the symptoms of anxiety disorders. We can use Ativan alone or with other medications. It belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. Generic name of ativan is ‘LORAZEPAM’.
Properties of Ativan:-
Ativan is preferred for the treatment of anxiety disorders or for short-term anxiety which is associated with depressive symptoms. We can take Ativan orally. It contains 0.5 mg, 1mg, or 2 mg of lorazepam. It is used to treat sleeping problems that are related to anxiety. We usually give it before undergoing surgery or dental treatment. It is available in the market in the form of liquid and tablets.
How long does Ativan take to work?
Ativan tablets come as 0.5 mg, 1 mg and 2.5 mg tablets. We prefer you to take the following doses of Ativan:-
Anxiety:- 1 mg to 4 mg each day.
Sleep Problems:- 1 mg to 2 mg before bedtime(It will take around 20-30 minutes to start working.)
It is a pre-med for adults- We prescribe 2mg-3 mg night before the procedure.
Ativan pre-med for children who are of the age of 1 month to 11 years.
It is pre-medication for children (1 month to 11 years)- It depends upon the body weight of the child.
How long does Ativan Last?
Ativan shows its peak effects within two hours when we take it in the form of tablets or liquid. An injection of Ativan starts showing its effect in 15-30 minutes and it lasts for 12 to 24 hours.
Is it safe to buy Ativan Online?
Buying Ativan online can be a safe process, but you need to buy it from a licensed pharmacy in the UK. You need to get a valid prescription from a doctor before buying it.
What happens if you overdose on Ativan?
Overdosing Ativan can be fatal and it can lead to death if it is not treated immediately. Someone who overdose can observe the following symptoms:-
Increased level of anxiety.
There is a loss of strength.
Extremely low blood pressure.
Breathing is impaired.
What happens if you take Ativan and Alcohol?
Mixing Alcohol with Ativan is extremely dangerous.
You feel extreme drowsiness.
Difficulty in breathing.
Slowed heart rate.
Low body temperature.
What are the withdrawal symptoms of Ativan?
Withdrawal from a benzodiazepine like Ativan can be potentially dangerous.
Headache, sweating, and tremors.
There is an increase in blood pressure, heart palpitations, and a rapid heart rate.
Nausea, abdominal cramps, vomiting, or weight loss.
A seizure can occur in rare cases.