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Ativan Ativan is a depressant of the benzodiazepine class which has anxiolytic, amnesic, sedative/hypnotic, anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant effects. The generic name for Ativan is Lorazepam, which has a relatively high addictive potential.

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Old 03-10-2009, 12:22 AM
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My friend told me that she was raped by someone she knew who used Ativan. She said her friend "slipped" something in her beer, and she became drowsy and groggy. She woke up feeling sore down there, and suspected that she was raped. She also found that her panties were missing. She took a urine test and confirmed that she had Ativan in her urine.

Just what is ativan? How come my friend doesn't remember anything, or if something did happen to her????
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Old 03-10-2009, 12:42 AM
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Ativan, or Lorazepam, is a strong sedative and has strong hypnotic effects, which makes it a good cure for short-term insomnia. It also makes you forget and reduces your anxiety. Ativan has also been known to increase compliance... so making the date rape not only possible, but easy as well!
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hmmn... while ativan has these properties, I never thought it could be used as a date rape drug. I thought GHB, midazolam, and ketamine are the drugs used in date rapes?
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Well, they are, but these drugs have been known to render the victim unconscious, therefore less likely to resist. Another interesting tidbit is that 75% of all date rape victims who thought that their food or drink was tampered with some date rate drug were actually incapacitated by BINGE DRINKING! and not date rape drugs.
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hmmn... while ativan has these properties, I never thought it could be used as a date rape drug. I thought GHB, midazolam, and ketamine are the drugs used in date rapes?
Hmmn... a date rape drug is defined as something that have sedative, hypnotic, dissociative, and/or amnesiac effects, Ativan certainly fits that bill!
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Ativan, or Lorazepam, is a strong sedative and has strong hypnotic effects, which makes it a good cure for short-term insomnia. It also makes you forget and reduces your anxiety. Ativan has also been known to increase compliance... so making the date rape not only possible, but easy as well!
The sad fact is, the victim may also die from the date rape drug as they have been known to induce respiratory depression, coma and eventually death! Especially in large doses.
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Lorazepam, with brand names such as Ativan and Temesta, is a benzodiazepine drug that has short to medium-term effects.

It has all five intrinsic benzodiazepine effects:
anxiolytic,
sedative/hypnotic,
amnesic,
anticonvulsant and
muscle relaxant.

Ativan is widely used as a cure for anxiety and is sometimes used in chemotherapy as an antiemetic.

Lorazepam has a relatively high addictive potential.
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great post, at least i am aware now. thank you... i guess its more on getting guarded to your drinks or whatever it is, especially it is small so easy to put on the drinks.
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:42 PM
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Default Uses of ativan

Ativan is a relatively potent anxiolytic... it can treat short-term anziety, but is less useful with panic disorders. It also has a relatively potent amnesic effect. It is usually used as a general anaesthetic.

It is also a good cure for acute seizures if injected. The only side effect is that you are sedated for quite a long time.

Ativan is a CNS depressant, which masks alcohol withdrawal symptoms, specially in patients with liver problems.
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