What is Lorazepam? :
In cancer patients, lorazepam is prescribed to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting that often follows chemotherapy.
Lorazepam is the generic form of the drug Ativan.
How is Lorazepam Given?:
For cancer patients, lorazepam is normally prescribed "as needed," meaning you won't have to take the medicine on a regular schedule.
For chronic nausea and vomiting, other medications may be prescribed, or taken in conjunction with lorazepam.
How Can Lorazepam Help Me During Chemotherapy?:
What are the Side Effects of Lorazepam?:
Consult your doctor before stopping or changing the dosage. See complete list of lorazepam side effects.
What if Lorazepam Doesn't Work for Me?:
- Avoid alcohol when taking lorazepam because it can increase the effects of alcohol.
- Lorazepam can become addictive. Follow your doctor's exact instructions when taking and stopping this medicine.
- Your doctor must be made aware of any other medications you are taking. This includes prescription, herbal supplements, and over-the-counter medications. Lorazepam combined with other drugs may cause an adverse affect.
- Use caution when driving and operating heavy machinery. Your doctor will let you know if you should not drive or operate heavy machinery based on your tolerance and dosage.