Ativan Side Effects

The documented risks of these drugs are provided so the public can make informed, educated decisions. Ativan is a benzodiazepine (antianxiety drug). The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration warns that benzodiazepines can bring about hostility, as well as physical dependence. Ativan is also known as Idalprem, Lorax, Lorazepam, Orfidal, Tavor, Temesta, Wypax.

Please note: No one should attempt to get off of psychiatric drugs without doctor’s supervision. To help find medical practitioners in your area, click here.

Ativan Drug Warnings:

There has been 1 drug regulatory agency warning from the United Kingdom, showing that Ativan can cause:

Decreased attention
Drug addiction
Excessive sedation
Withdrawal symptoms

Ativan Drug Studies:

There has been one study done in the United States on Ativan causing:

Driving impairment
Poor motor coordination

Adverse Reaction Reports Filed with the US FDA: There have been 2,727 adverse reactions reported to the US FDA in connection with Ativan.

The FDA estimates that less than 1% of all serious events are ever reported to it, so the actual number of side effects occurring are most certainly higher.

  • 329 cases of suicide attempt
  • 325 cases of somnolence
  • 239 cases of completed suicide
  • 230 cases of tachycardia (rapid heart rate)
  • 224 cases of multiple drug overdose, intentional
  • 201 cases of intentional overdose
  • 151 cases of agitation
  • 148 cases of fatigue
  • 138 cases of multiple drug overdose
  • 135 cases of overdose

Documented Side Effects of Ativan:
Source: Physicians Desk Reference, National Institutes of Health’s Medline Plus, and/or the drug label.

Blurred vision
Difficulty breathing or swallowing
Irregular heartbeat

Persistent tremor or inability to sit still
Severe skin rash

Shuffling walk
Yellowing of the skin/eyes

Note: Side effects of psychiatric drugs can persist for months, if not years, after stopping them.
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This brochure is a simple guide that documents the dangerous and deadly side effects of the drugs prescribed to millions of men, women and children diagnosed with bogus mental disorders.