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Lorazepam Intensol

Generic Name: Lorazepam Oral [Lor-A-zepam]
Brand names: Ativan Lorazepam, Intensol Loreev
Drug classes: benzodiazepine anticonvulsants, benzodiazepines, and miscellaneous antiemetics

What is Lorazepam Intensol?

Lorazepam intensol is prescribed to adults and children over 12 years of age for the treatment of anxiety disorders.Adults can use extended-release Lorazepam Intensol to treat anxiety disorders.Lorazepam intensol can be used in other ways not mentioned in this guide.

Side effects of Lorazepam Intensol

Seek immediate medical care if you have any of these symptoms: difficulty breathing, swelling in your face, lips, throat, or tongue.Lorazepam Intensol may slow or stop breathing, particularly if you've recently consumed alcohol or opioid medications. If you have long pauses in your breathing, blue lips, or are unable to wake up, someone caring for you needs to seek immediate medical attention.

Lorazepam can cause serious side effects. If you experience:

  • Severe sleepiness
  • Unusual changes in mood and behaviour include being agitated, talkative, or irritable.
  • Feeling of excitement or restlessness;
  • Depression; thinking problems; suicidal thoughts; or even hurting yourself.
  • Confusion, aggression, hallucinations;
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Vision changes
  • Dark urine, or jaundice, is a yellowing of the skin and eyes.

Older adults may experience drowsiness and dizziness for a longer period of time. Avoid falling or accidental injuries by exercising caution.

Lorazepam intensol can cause the following side effects:

  • Dizziness, sedation, and drowsiness;
  • A weakness
  • Feeling unsteady.

Your blood count and liver function will be checked regularly with frequent blood tests.If you experience any of the following symptoms after stopping Lorazepam Intensol: abnormal muscle movements, increased activity or talkativeness, sudden and severe mood or behavioural changes, confusion, hallucinations or seizures, or suicidal thoughts, seek immediate medical attention.After stopping Lorazepam, Intensol, or Intensol abruptly, some withdrawal symptoms can last for up to 12 months. If you experience anxiety or depression, memory or thinking problems, difficulty sleeping, ringing or prickly sensations in your ears or under your skin, or have trouble sleeping, tell your doctor.There may be other side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report adverse effects, you can contact the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar/related drugs

Trazadone, sertraline, escitalopram, duloxetine, fluoxetine, hydroxyzine, and alprazolam


Lorazepam can cause breathing problems, especially when combined with alcohol or opioid medications.MISUSE OF THIS MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH. This medicine should be kept out of the reach of others.If you suddenly stop taking Lorazepam Intensol, withdrawal symptoms may occur. Before stopping the medication, consult your doctor.

Before you take this drug

If you are suffering from:

  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • A history of an allergic reaction to any benzodiazepine, including Lorazepam Intensol (alprazolam), diazepam (Valium, Xanax), Versed, Klonopin, and others.

Inform your doctor if you experience any of these symptoms:

  • Asthma; chronic obstructive lung disease; sleep disorder; or any other breathing disorder.
  • Drug or alcohol abuse;
  • Depression, mental illness, psychosis, mood changes, or suicidal actions
  • Seizures;
  • An allergy if you are allergic to aspirin, yellow food dye,
  • Kidney disease.

Inform your doctor that you are or will be pregnant. Your baby may be born with withdrawal symptoms that are life-threatening and require medical attention for several weeks if you take Lorazepam Intensol while pregnant.You may find your name on a registry for pregnant women to monitor the effects of Lorazepam Intensol.Breastfeeding is not recommended.Tell your doctor if the baby is drowsy, has feeding problems, or shows slow weight gain.

How to take Lorazepam Intensol?

Read all the instructions and medication guides on the label. Lorazepam Intensol should never be used in higher amounts or for a longer period than prescribed. If you are feeling the urge to take more Lorazepam Intensol, tell your doctor.Do not share this medication with anyone, especially if they have a history of addiction to drugs. Misuse can lead to addiction, overdose, or death. Store the medicine in a place where others cannot reach it. It is illegal to sell or give away this medicine.Use the measuring device provided (not the kitchen spoon) to measure the oral concentrate. Mix the liquid in water, with juices, with sodas or similar beverages, or even with semi-solid food such as puddings or applesauce. This mixture should be swallowed immediately.Do not open, crush, chew, or break the capsule.If you can't swallow the capsule in its entirety, mix it with applesauce. The mixture should be swallowed immediately without chewing.Lorazepam Intensol should not be stopped without consulting your doctor. If you suddenly stop taking the medication after a long period of use, you may experience life-threatening symptoms.Store tightly closed, at room temperature, and away from moisture or heat.Keep the liquid Lorazepam Intensol at room temperature. Any liquid that has not been used in 90 days should be thrown away.Keep your medication in a safe place so that no one else can misuse it.

What happens if I miss the dose?

If you are almost due for your next dose, skip the missed one. Never take two doses of the same medicine at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Call Poison Help at 1-800-222-1222 or seek emergency medical care. A Lorazepam Intensol overdose can be fatal, especially if you are also drinking alcohol or using other drugs that cause drowsiness and slow breathing.Overdose symptoms include drowsiness or confusion, difficulty speaking, feeling restless or uneasy, muscle weakness or loss of coordination, feeling lightheaded, slow heartbeats or breathing shallowly, or even a coma.

What should be avoided?

Don't drink alcohol. Side effects and death can occur.You should avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you understand how Lorazepam Intensol affects you. Dizziness and drowsiness may cause accidents or serious injuries.

Interaction with other drug

Do not take Lorazepam Intensol if you are taking other drugs that slow down your breathing. This can lead to dangerous side effects, even death.

Tell your doctor about your other medications, including:

  • Valproate, probenecid, aminophylline, or theophylline;
  • Medicine to treat mental illness
  • Medicine that contains antihistamines (such as cold, allergy, or sleep medication)

This list isn't complete. Many other drugs can interact with Lorazepam Intensol. Included are over-the-counter, prescription, herbal, and vitamin products. The list is not exhaustive.