HeadMeds gives young people in the United Kingdom general information about medication. HeadMeds does not give you medical advice. Please talk to your Doctor or anyone else who is supporting you about your own situation because everyone is different. Please read more important details about our site.

Lorazepam

"Luh-RA-zi-pam"
Medication type:

Benzodiazepine

Other names:
  • Ativan "A-ti-van"
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What can it be used for?

  • 18 & Over
    If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe lorazepam for you as a licensed medicine for anxiety or sleep loss (insomnia)
  • Under 18
    If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you.

Ways to take and what's in it?

  • Tablets

    1mg blue tablets or 2.5mg yellow tablets

  • Injections

    4mg in 1ml

Lorazepam can be used for a number of conditions

Find out about side effects and special considerations

Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility