Ativan

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Ativan Warnings

Taking lorazepam with opioid medications (such as codeine, hydrocodone) may increase your risk of very serious side effects, including death. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of lorazepam that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, difficulty waking up.
  • May cause drowsiness and dizziness. Alcohol and marijuana may intensify this effect. Use care when operating a vehicle, vessel (e.g., boat), or machinery.
  • Do not use this drug if you become pregnant.
  • CAUTION: Ask your doctor before using this drug with opioids (such as codeine, morphine, oxycodone). Serious breathing problems or severe drowsiness may occur.
  • Read the boxed warning information for this medication.

Lactation Warnings

  • LIMITED DATA SUGGEST MINIMAL AMOUNT EXCRETED

Pregnancy Warnings

  • No FDA category; not recommended; consider alternatives