Ativan Side Effects

Ativan Side Effects

Alternative to Meds Center realizes that Ativan side effects can be worse than the mental health symptoms that Ativan was meant to treat and that safer, more effective ways are available for mental health treatment than a lifetime of using benzodiazepines. 


We have identified methods of Ativan benzodiazepine side effects help to assist people in getting off of this medication comfortably, and relieving side effects. We know how to help people gently come off of this medication with little or no withdrawal symptoms, and assist them in living a drug-free and mentally healthy life. Ativan, generic name Lorazepam, is listed under a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines. As with other benzodiazepines, there are several potential side effects associated with this drug, including the risk of Ativan addiction and Ativan withdrawal. To determine the prevalence of side effects, many clinical studies have examined the effects experienced in individuals taking Lorazepam and compared data with documented side effects which were experienced by individuals not taking Lorazepam. This way, clinical studies can show an idea of which side effects occur, how often they occur and how they compare to the same effects experienced by people not taking the drug.

In research studies, sedation or sleepiness was found to be the most prevalent side effect which occurred in up to 15.9% of medication users, dizziness was another common side effect and occurred in up to 6.9%, weakness occurred in up to 4.2%, and unsteadiness occurred in 3.4%. Other possible effects include Ativan side effects in elderly, changes in sex drive, problems with orgasm, impotence, erectile dysfunction (ED), memory loss, fatigue, confusion, drowsiness, disorientation, vision changes, hair loss, lower blood pressure, nausea, vertigo, a spinning sensation, headaches, constipation and slurred speech. In most cases, the only way to eliminate medication side effects is to eliminate the medication. We use scientific techniques to address physical dependence, withdrawal, and side effects from benzodiazepines. We can help you. You don’t have to continue your struggle with medication side effects. Effective, long-term, drug-free solutions are available for anxiety.

Some of the side effects of Lorazepam which can occur are rare but potentially serious. These side effects should be reported to a medical professional if they occur: seizures, difficulty breathing, suicidal thoughts, depression, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, excitation, rage, aggression, hostility, hallucinations, and symptoms of an allergic reaction; abnormal swelling, abnormal rash, hives, itching, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. Ativan long term side effects include dependence, tolerance, Ativan withdrawal syndrome, and the risk of cognitive impairments. Ativan long term side effects are considerably lessened when individuals have proper Ativan side effects help.

Adverse side effects include: Ativan side effects in children, paradoxical effects such as worsened depression or excitement, anterograde amnesia, seizures, and impairment of standing steadiness and body balance; and hip fractures and falls among the elderly. Additionally, the elderly and children are more vulnerable to the adverse effects of this medication and other benzos. Benzodiazepine overdose can occur as a significant side effect of an Ativan dosage that is too high. The dosage of this medication is generally raised when a person has developed a tolerance or physical dependence to the drug. Don’t wait until medication problems worsen to seek help for side effects. Even the original causes of anxiety can be addressed more effectively without benzodiazepines, as the body often becomes tolerant to these drugs. Don’t get caught up in an unending cycle of medication, side effects and doctor visits. With most people, rapid Ativan side effects treatment will not truly take away their problem, as their anxiety will stay even if the medication is long gone.

Ativan, among other benzos, can have relatively potent amnesic effects and users soon develop tolerance to these effects by regularly using the drug. Amnesic effects and extreme sedation can be avoided by using a low dose for only a short period of time or by just not using it at all. It has been suggested that benzodiazepines should not be prescribed as a sole treatment for depression and not in high doses. Avoiding unwanted benzodiazepine effects may be possible by using effective alternatives and discontinuing benzodiazepine use. Ativan withdrawal symptoms are also a form of side effects which can occur when this medication is discontinued. Alternative to Meds Center is equipped to handle medication discontinuation, physical dependence and addiction, underlying mental health problems such as anxiety, and any other problems a person may be facing. We work diligently to find the reasons why you began experiencing the symptoms that led to being prescribed Ativan.

Though these drugs are prescribed for relief of anxiety and lessening of insomnia, long-term use usually causes more side-effects to develop than the drug was prescribed to treat; including pronounced withdrawal. At Alternative to Meds Center, we commonly identify built-up neurotoxins including toxic heavy metals in cases of chronic anxiety; these toxins over-stimulate the central nervous system. This could be what led to use of these drugs in the first place. Since these medications can present protracted withdrawal, seizures, and extreme anxiety upon discontinuation, this class of drugs is the one we most commonly address. Addressing these problems without Ativan side effects treatment can be exceedingly difficult. 

Our techniques include a removal of the accumulation of neurotoxins resulting from environmental sources or from the use of Ativan, careful drug tapering methods, natural substances to provide neurochemical stability, peer support, and many alternative mental health therapies created to benefit anxiety and induce relaxation such as sauna, massage and acupuncture.  We create extensively customized treatment plans for each client.  Trained counselors are here to answer your questions. Please call us to get more information about Ativan side effects help.


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