Lorazepam (also known as Ativan) is a sedative medicine which was first introduced around 1977 for anxiety treatment. It is also used for muscle relaxation. Unwanted side effects include low blood pressure, hangover effects and confusion.
Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine, and it is widely approved and used for status epilepticus (continuous seizures) and anxiety. Benzodiazepines are central nervous system (CNS) depressants, which are medicines that slow down the nervous system and relieve symptoms of anxiety.
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