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Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen) that is used to treat a seizure emergency called status epilepticus. Lorazepam injection is also used as a sedative to help you relax before having surgery. Lorazepam injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Frequently Asked Questions

Lorazepam can slow or stop your breathing, especially if you have recently used an opioid medication, alcohol, or other drugs that can slow your breathing.

Your caregivers will watch you for symptoms such as weak or shallow breathing.

In an emergency, you may not be able to tell caregivers about your health conditions. Make sure any doctor caring for you afterward knows you received this medicine.

Similar Drugs

Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Ativan solution 2 mg/mL4 mg/mL
tablet 0.5 mg1 mg2 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Lorazepam solution 2 mg/mL4 mg/mL
concentrate 2 mg/mL
tablet 0.5 mg1 mg2 mg

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