Ativan

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MSdeb's Ativan History (Stopped)
Ativan (lorazepam)
4 mg Daily Sep 01, 2007 - Jul 10, 2009
3 mg Daily Jul 10, 2009 - Mar 30, 2010
3 mg Daily Mar 30 - Apr 05, 2010
1.5 mg Daily Apr 05 - 23, 2010
Stopped Doctor's advice Apr 23, 2010

MSdeb's Ativan is for…

  • Insomnia

MSdeb's side effects of Ativan…

  • Drowsy in a.m. Jul 15, 2009
  • Memory Loss Jul 15, 2009
  • Drowsiness Jul 15, 2009

Evaluations


Apr 23, 2010

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This sleep med was prescribed for me many years ago by my neurologist and also my primary care doctor. I learned it is not for long term use. It was very tough to switch from this to the new med -- Trileptal- for sleep. I had to find the right dosage. I had found a psychiatrist that helped me manage my medication and this was the med she prescribed for me. I wonder a lot if there is anyone else that takes Trileptal for sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 15, 2009

  • Perceived effectiveness for Insomnia: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: SINCE I BECAME DEPENDANT ON IT -EVEN IF IT WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY WORKING---4MG WAS A LOT TO BE TAKING.... MY INTERNIST KNEW THIS ..AND OTHER DRS TOLD ME THIS ..YET NO ONE SUGGESTED I TRY TO WEAN MYSELF OFF UNTIL I TALKED W/ MY NEUROLOGIST ABT IT --HE SUGGESTED THAT I TRY AND TAKE IT DOWN A HALF MG EVERY WEEK.
Cost: < $25 monthly

About Ativan (Prescription Drug)

Ativan is a brand name for lorazepam, a benzodiazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety disorders. It is used intravenously for status epilepticus. Off label it is used for alcohol detoxification; insomnia; partial complex seizures; agitation; and as an adjunct in antiemetic treatment.

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