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Brand Name: Ativan
Generic Name: LORAZEPAM
Drug Type: HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
Route: INTRAMUSCULAR, INTRAVENOUS
Dosage Form: INJECTION
Data Current As Of: 2018-12-24
For intravenous and intramuscular use
NOT FOR USE IN NEONATES
CONTAINS BENZYL ALCOHOL
WARNING: RISKS FROM CONCOMITANT USE WITH OPIOIDS
Concomitant use of benzodiazepines and opioids may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Monitor patients for respiratory depression and sedation (see WARNINGS and PRECAUTIONS, Drug Interactions ).
indications & usage
ATIVAN Injection is indicated for the treatment of status epilepticus.
ATIVAN Injection is indicated in adult patients for preanesthetic medication, producing sedation (sleepiness or drowsiness), relief of anxiety, and a decreased ability to recall events related to the day of surgery. It is most useful in those patients who are anxious about their surgical procedure and who would prefer to have diminished recall of the events of the day of surgery (see PRECAUTIONS, Information for Patients ).
ATIVAN Injection is contraindicated in patients with a known sensitivity to benzodiazepines or its vehicle (polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and benzyl alcohol), in patients with acute narrow-angle glaucoma, or in patients with sleep apnea syndrome. It is also contraindicated in patients with severe respiratory insufficiency, except in those patients requiring relief of anxiety and/or diminished recall of events while being mechanically ventilated. The use of ATIVAN Injection intra-arterially is contraindicated because, as with other injectable benzodiazepines, inadvertent intra-arterial injection may produce arteriospasm resulting in gangrene which may require amputation (see WARNINGS ).
drug abuse & dependence
controlled substance class
Lorazepam is a controlled substance in Schedule IV.
abuse & physical & psychological dependence
As with other benzodiazepines, ATIVAN Injection has a potential for abuse and may lead to dependence. Physicians should be aware that repeated doses over a prolonged period of time may result in physical and psychological dependence and withdrawal symptoms, following abrupt discontinuance, similar in character to those noted with barbiturates and alcohol.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp. at 1-877-845-0689, or the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch.
For Product Inquiry call 1-877-845-0689.
Ativan is a trademark of Biovail Laboratories International SRL.
A HIKMA COMPANY
Eatontown, NJ 07724 USA
Revised April 2017
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