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Lorazepam (Lorazepam) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Lorazepam reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 11 ratings/reviews, Lorazepam has an overall score of 7.55. The effectiveness score is 7.82 and the side effect score is 7.64. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Lorazepam review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   sleep problems
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken every other night for the period of 2 years
Other conditions:   depression
Other drugs taken:   prozac
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   able to sleep through the night
Side effects:   sometimes difficult to wake up
Comments:   prescribed by a psychiatrist after the patient failed to get good results with over the counter sleep remedies.

 

Lorazepam review by 45 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Mild sedative
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken 2 perscriptions for the period of taken when needed
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The prescription was given for anxiety and to help with sleep during long flights and when under high anxiety situations. Lorazepam helped to calm and induced drowziness. I would not recomend this if you have to stay alert as it can make functioning dificult.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   To be taken when needed to relieve stress and assist in sleeping.

 

Lorazepam review by 51 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Ineffective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ANXIETY
Dosage & duration:   0.5 MG taken once a day for the period of 1 WEEK
Other conditions:   HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
Other drugs taken:   HYZARR AND LIPIDOR
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   THE BENEFITS WERE NONE. HOWEVER, IT DID NOT CAUSE ME ANY DIFFICULTIES OR SIDE EFFECTS. I APPROVED OF THE IDEA OF TAKING THE MEDICATION TO REDUCE MY GENERAL LOW LEVEL ANXIETY AS AN ADDITIONAL TREATMENT TO LOWERING MY HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE. BUT I EXPERIENCED NO IMPROVEMENTS AT THIS DOSE.
Side effects:   THE IDEA WAS TO HELP WITH ANXIETY AS AN AID TO LOWER MY BLOOD PRESSURE. HOWEVER, NEITHER MY BLOOD PRESSURE, WITH ANOTHER MEDICATION, OR THE LEVEL OF ANXIETY WAS REDUCED. THE LORAZEPAM WAS STOPPED AFTER A WEEK WHEN I COMPLAINED OF INEFFECTIVENESS. I DID NOT EXPERIENCE ANY SIDE EFFECTS WITH THIS MEDICATION.
Comments:   I WAS TO TAKE THIS MEDICATION ONCE A DAY IN THE MORNING. WHEN I FELT NO BENEFIT I DISCUSSED IT WITH THE DOCTOR WHO SUGGESTED AN INCREASE OF THE DOSAGE. I DECLINED. THE TREATMENT THEORY WAS THAT THE LORAZEPAM WOULD HELP ME WITH ANXIETY AND STRESS WHICH IN TURN WOULD BE AN AID IN ADDITION WITH THE BLOOD PRESSURE MEDICATION TO LOWER MY BLOOD PRESSURE.

 

Lorazepam review by 45 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Panic Attacks
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken as needed for the period of Varies as needed.
Other conditions:   N/A
Other drugs taken:   N/A
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Instant calm. During a panic attack my heart would race, I had numbness and tingling in my fingers, and my vision would "grey out" like I was going to pass out. As if that wasn't enough fun I experienced shortness of breath, too. Now when I have a panic attack I take 1/2 of a 1 mg pill and within minutes I am calm and focused.
Side effects:   Mild drowsiness, which is ok if you are somewhere stationary. However, my first attack happened on a busy freeway in rush hour traffic. That is not a great time to be drowsy. But thankfully I only need 1/2 of the pill and so far I haven't had any more attacks while driving.
Comments:   My doctor prescribed ten 1 mg tablets to take on an as needed basis. The prescription was given to me in February 2008 and I still have 1 left and it's August 2008. So roughly, nine tablets in twenty weeks.

 

Lorazepam review by 35 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   anxiety
Dosage & duration:   10mg taken once every 10 days for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   very tired
Other drugs taken:   vitamans
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Even split pill severly reduced anxiety, made me feel more relaxed, took away physical feelings associated with anxiety like sweating and racing thoughts. Made it easier to sleep. Continued to work for 12 to 15 hours after taking. Took away mental stress and cleared my mind of all worries.
Side effects:   made me very tierd even after 12 hours. It was very hard to wake up even after having drak 12 ounces of coffee. Throughout the day my mind had an empty feeling that made it hard to jump start my responsiblties. I find it hard to get into physical activity such as going to the gym becuase I am tiered througout the day.
Comments:   can be taken: one to two every 12 hours

 

Lorazepam review by 40 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   panic attacks
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken a few times a month, at time of attack for the period of 8 years
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   i could control my panic and knew i could. therefore, just having lorazepam with me was often enough. over the years, my attacks diminished, first in severity, then in quantity.
Side effects:   drowsiness. i couldn't take it and then be expected to work. this could get tricky.
Comments:   one half to one pill at the first feelings of panic. better to let it absorb through the tongue for faster results.

 

Lorazepam review by 52 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Severe Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   anxiety
Dosage & duration:   2 mg taken 4 times for the period of about 2 months
Other conditions:   headaches
Other drugs taken:   ibuprophen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The ativan decreased my anxiety so that I was able to sleep through the night.
Side effects:   2 mg was way too much. After 7 hours of sleep, I continued to be spaced out and clumsy, bumping into walls and dropping things for another 7 hours. My mind also felt really slow, stunned and stupid. These side effects were so strong, my co-workers noticed and were concerned for me. A week later, I took half a pill to ease my anxiety and help me sleep. The side effects were less, but still noticeable by others the next day at work. The last two times I tried ativan, I only took 1/4 of a pill. It did still ease my anxiety and the side effects were mild, but I decided I'd rather live with the anxiety than live with a mind that felt slow and stupid.
Comments:   Dissolve one tablet under the tongue at bedtime as needed to a maximum of 3 tablets per week.

 

Lorazepam review by 39 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   anxiety
Dosage & duration:   1mg taken by mouth twice daily for the period of 2/10/10 5 refills before 8/27/10 QTY: 60
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The benefits were to relieve anxiety and to calm me down so I don't lose control and freak myself out. Also to control my heart palpatations when I become nervous.
Side effects:   the side effects were dizziness and light headaches, and stomach upset also.
Comments:   I am not having any of the symptoms as much as when I first started to take the medication. I do still get the stomach upset if I don't eat a nutrious meal if I eat too much greasy or over prcessed foods it seems to bother my stoch than if i eat veggies and baked foods or boiled.

 

Lorazepam review by 34 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Marginally Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Anxiety
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken twice a day for the period of had prescription filled same day
Other conditions:   Anxiety, racing heart, agitation
Other drugs taken:   Trazadone
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I found that the benefits of this drug were marginal at best. My heart rate decreased and I felt slightly less anxious but I still had a feeling of unease especially during social situations. Social situations felt only barely tolerable. Though symptoms were minimized slightly it wasn't worth the side effects.
Side effects:   The symptoms I had were one of feeling spacey, dizzy and slightly nauseous and I couldn't take these at work where I felt the most anxiety. These symptoms seemed to last what felt like quite a while at least 2 to 3 hours after taking them but in all honesty most anti anxiety and depression meds have little positive effect.
Comments:   Treatment consisted of seeing a psychologist and psychiatrist and all though the psychologist was marginally helpful I eventually turned to meditation and found a lot more relief than through medication and talk therapy.The psychiatrist tried to help me changing dosage and medication every couple of months but I never felt much relief.

 

Lorazepam review by 56 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   insomnia, anxiety
Dosage & duration:   1 mg taken one at before bed for the period of 14 months
Other conditions:   menopause
Other drugs taken:   Prozac
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I go to sleep within an hour and a half of taking it. I even get up to use the toilet around 4 am and I have no problem falling back asleep. Tried Ambien for 6 months, but I had to keep upping the dose and I still couldn't sleep. Plus Ambien made my anxiety worse. Now my anxiety is gone and I am generally more content with life. "I can sweat the small stuff", if you know what I mean. I did start Prozac about the same time.
Side effects:   I haven't had any at all, even if I miss a night which is rare. My mornings are slow, but than again I've never been a "morning person". One cup of tea and I'm good to go.
Comments:   I take 1 mg before bed. My natural path doctor recomended Lorazepam after a horrible experience with Effexsor. I also that 20 mg of Prozac at night also.

 

Lorazepam review by 53 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Alcohol abuse
Dosage & duration:   1mg taken 4 /day for the period of 10 days
Other conditions:   Depression
Other drugs taken:   Fluoxetine, Bupropion
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Eliminated physical craving for alcohol. Relaxing. Reduced anxiety. Lowered blood presssure and heart rate. I had been unable to taper off or quit drinking alcohol for over 3 years, and drinking was affecting my work and home life. I was frightened of the severe anxiety when I would try to stop drinking. Working with my PCP we agreed on this threatment, which worked.
Side effects:   Excessive drowsiness at maximum doses.
Comments:   1 tablet every 6 hours/day for 3 days. Extra tablet at bedtime if required. 1 tablet every 8 hours/day for 3 days. 1 ~ 2 tablets/day for 4 days.
 


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