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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 09-07-2009, 12:40 AM
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I was just wondering if, with all the new medications available to treat anxiety, Ativan is still widely prescribed by physicians? Are there any new alternatives out there that are not as addictive as Ativan can be?
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Ativan, when taken for as little as one week can ause withdrawal symptoms of the patients taking it. The symptoms may include anxiety, tension, restlessness, insomnia, sweating, headaches,numbness or tingling, diarrhea, appetite loss to name just a few. Although Lorazepam is not dangerous but in case of overdose it may prove to be fatal causing respiratory depression when under the overdose of alcohol. In the early 1980s in the Esther Rantzen's BBC TV series That's Life!, these and much more was brought to the attention of the British public. But it is not officially known whether it is prescribed by physicians or not.
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Ive been on ativan for over a year now n i find it greatly helps with my anxiety attacks!!
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