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A trademark for the drug lorazepam.
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Noun1.Ativan - tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomniaAtivan - tranquilizer (trade name Ativan) used to treat anxiety and tension and insomnia
benzodiazepine - any of several similar lipophilic amines used as tranquilizers or sedatives or hypnotics or muscle relaxants; chronic use can lead to dependency
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Medications such as Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Ativan are fast acting drugs that promote calming effects on those dealing with anxiety.
First he gave some Valium at 1.30am but by 2am, with Jackson still unable to sleep, the doctor injected him with the anti anxiety drug, Ativan.
During the investigation, DeFalco admitted to "choking her mother out" while being high on the sedative Ativan. Lombard Detective Tom Balsitis said DeFalco put her mother in a headlock chokehold and began to squeeze.
An alleged member of the dreaded "Ativan Gang" was nabbed after victimizing a Taiwanese tourist in Rizal Park in Manila last week.
Simple colds, allergies, and/or sinusitis also can factor in, as can medications, including diuretics, such as furosemide (Lasix) and hydrochlorothiazide (Microzide); benzodiazepines, such as lorazepam (Ativan); and some antidepressants.
For the first time, according to the proposed rules, physicians would have to check the NJPMP before prescribing benzodiazepines, a class of sedative drugs like Xanax, Ativan and Klonopin that, when taken in combination with opioids, greatly increase the chance of a fatal overdose.
The tests found that there were no signs of abuse, but that the boys had been given Lorazepam, which is sold under the brand name Ativan among others, and treats anxiety disorders and induces sleep.
The growing use of anti-anxiety pills Xanax, Valium, Ativan and others reminds them of the beginning of the opioid crisis.
According to FIA spokesman, the team conducted raids on Zohaib Pharmacy and Abdullah Pharmacy in Super Jalvi Market, Jaranwala Road, Faisalabad, and recovered a huge quantity of spurious drugs including 440 dorjesice injection, 1300 avil injection, 150 lincocine, 100 ativan tablets, 1500 unregistered needles and 300 disposable syringe.
His wife, Vicky Cornell, later ( issued a statement revealing she believed his anxiety medication, Ativan, could have played a role in his death.
Q Can stopping the anti-anxiety drug Ativan cause withdrawal symptoms?