Medication Description: Lorazepam
Lorazepam (Lorazepam) 7-Chloro-5- (ortho-chlorophenyl) -2, 3-dihydro-3-hydroxy-1H-1, 4-benzodiazepin-2-one.
Synonyms: Ativan, Tavor, Ansilor, Ativan, Kalmalin, Lorax, Lorenin, Lorsedal, Lorsilan, Merlit, Sidenar, Tavor, Temesta, Trapax, etc.
The structure is close to nozepam, contains an additional chlorine atom in the phenyl benzodiazepine substituent. It has pronounced tranquilizing activity.
Indications for use are the same as for sibazon and other benzodiazepine tranquilizers.
Assign inwards in the form of tablets. When neurotic conditions take up to 1, 25 - 2, 5 mg; for mental disorders, 5 mg or more (up to 15 mg) per day.
Possible side effects, precautions and contraindications are the same as in the treatment of other drugs benzodiazepine series.
Form release: special (oval) tablets of 2, 5 mg.