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Often used for:
treating seizures, nausea and vomiting, and anxiety
Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine. This type of medicine acts to slow the activity of the central nervous system (CNS). Lorazepam can help to control seizures, reduce nausea and vomiting during cancer treatments, lower anxiety, and calm patients before medical procedures.
This drug may be habit-forming with long-term use. Follow dosing instructions carefully.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV or injection
May be given as a liquid injected into a muscle
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be given into the nose (intranasal)
Not all patients who take lorazepam will experience these side effects. Common side effects are bolded, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Some patients may experience tolerance or dependence with long-term use.
In young children, frequent use before medical procedures may lead to long-term brain problems.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.