There may be an increased risk of drowsiness and sedation if Ativan is taken with any of the following (which can also cause drowsiness): alcohol, tricyclic antidepressants, eg amitriptyline, MAOI antidepressants, eg phenelzine, opioid painkillers, eg morphine, codeine, dihydrocodeine, sedating antihistamines, eg chlorpheniramine, antipsychotics, eg chlorpromazine, clozapine, barbiturates, eg phenobarbitone, other benzodiazepines, eg diazepam, sleeping tablets.
Memory impairment is highly relevant to students who use Ativan. The risk of acute amnesia is more pronounced with short-acting drugs. Ativan (Lorazepam), Halcion (triazolam), Xanax (alprazolam) and Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) are especially likely to induce such memory impairment.
Of the more than 30 million people who take drugs such as Ativan, more than four million are addicted.
Each Ativan tablet intended for oral use contains .5mg, 1mg, or 2mg of Lorazepam.
Ativan is the brand name for Lorazepam, an anti-anxiety drug.