A clinical method of evaluating simple reaction time and reaction accuracy is sensitive to a single dose of lorazepam - Richardson JK, Eckner JT, Kim H, Ashton-Miller JA.
The objective o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Meds Like Valium, Xanax Linked to Higher Risk of Ectopic Pregnancy
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- Taking benzodiazepines -- drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Halcion or Ativan -- to treat anxiety or insomnia before pregnancy boosts the risk of an ectopic pregnancy, new research suggests. Ectopic pregnancy is a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 3, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medicine Supply Notification - Lorazepam (Ativan) 4mg/ml injection (tier 2), Penicillamine 125mg and 250mg tablets (tier 2) and an update on resupply dates
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has issued twoMedicine Supply Notifications. (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - February 24, 2020 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Heavy Drinking Plus Xanax, Valium: A Dangerous Mix
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- People who regularly drink to excess are also likely to use benzodiazepines, a new study finds. These drugs -- like Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), and Restoril... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 26, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

More U.S. Teens Are Overdosing on Valium, Xanax
TUESDAY, Dec. 24, 2019 -- The number of kids overdosing on commonly prescribed anxiety medications such as Xanax, Valium or Ativan has risen dramatically during the past decade, a new study shows. Child and teenage ODs caused by these... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 24, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Children with epilepsy to have access to cannabis-based medicine
Treatment could reduce numbers of seizures by 40% Related items fromOnMedica Tougher restrictions on valproates Lorazepam no better than diazepam for child seizures One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs Children need access to cancer drug ‘goldmine’ Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Phenobarbital May Top'First-Line' Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal Phenobarbital May Top'First-Line' Approach to Alcohol Withdrawal
The barbiturate/anticonvulsant phenobarbital may be a better alternative to hypnotics, specifically lorazepam, the current first-line approach, for alcohol withdrawal syndrome, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Former Roswell Park Nurse Charged with Stealing Pain Meds and Violating HIPAA
Kelsey A. Mulvey, Grand Island NY, fraud, tampering, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, hydromorphone, Dilaudid, methadone, oxycodone, lorazepam, Pyxis, water, waterborne infections, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 7, 2019 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Ativan (lorazepam)
Title: Haldol (haloperidol) vs. Ativan (lorazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/30/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - July 30, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, Due to Misprinted Dosing Droppers Supplied with the Product
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, to the Consumer level due to a defect in the dropper markings. The Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, product is packaged with a dosing dropper, supplied to Amneal by a third party. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - July 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

New Study Warns Middle Aged People To Watch Their Step
In this study, Yale researchers looked at 13,000 cases of people who had fallen and found that falls are not only a concern for people over 65 but also for people in their 50s, especially in those taking certain medications like muscle relaxants, prescription opioids and benzodiazepines like Ativan or Klonopin, which millions of Americans take for sleep or anxiety. Other risk factors include alcohol use and illicit drug use. While there are programs designed to prevent serious falls in the elderly, this study suggests interventions should also be considered for people in middle age. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Uncategorized Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Intranasal Lorazepam Quickly Calms Agitated Child in ED Intranasal Lorazepam Quickly Calms Agitated Child in ED
A kicking, spitting and struggling 7-year-old boy rapidly became cooperative following emergency department (ED) intranasal administration of lorazepam, according to a case report in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Ativan vs. Xanax: What are the differences?
This article compares the two, including their uses, benefits, risks, and how to take them. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)
Title: Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Versed (midazolam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/29/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/29/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 29, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Class 4 Medicines Defect Information: Ativan 4mg/1ml Solution for injection
Pfizer Limited has informed the MHRA that the text on the carton label for the above product has recently been updated and at this time... (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - April 24, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ramelteon and Combination Haloperidol/Lorazepam May Curb Delirium Ramelteon and Combination Haloperidol/Lorazepam May Curb Delirium
For delirium, haloperidol plus lorazepam may be the best treatment and ramelteon, the best preventive medication, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - March 12, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Which Misused Prescription Meds Send Americans to the ER?
WEDNESDAY, March 6, 2019 -- Most folks treated in a U.S. emergency room for misuse of prescription medications get into trouble because they mix different substances, a new study reports. Benzodiazepines like Xanax (alprazolam) and Ativan... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 6, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Steep Climb In Benzodiazepine Prescribing By Primary Care Doctors
U.S. prescriptions for Valium, Ativan and other benzodiazepines have shot up since 2003, statistics show, especially for chronic pain. Roughly half those prescriptions are from primary care providers.(Image credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rhitu Chatterjee Source Type: news

‘A thank you to the hospital carers helping me battle cancer’
Four months ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Since then, I’ve had biopsies, a mastectomy, lymph node removals, countless scans and blood tests, an imminent death scare and two rounds of chemotherapy. Today, I’ll be having my third round and by rights I should be feeling terrified. Chemo’s pretty toxic – my oncologist told me semi-jokingly that the aim is to get as close to killing me as possible. But I don’t feel scared – I’m feeling calm and secure. This is because, thanks to the NHS team at south London’s St George’s hospital, a trip to the chemo ward feels as ...
Source: UNISON Health care news - January 14, 2019 Category: UK Health Authors: Amanda Kendal Tags: Article Magazine cancer NHS Source Type: news

The common pill that's killing in the shadow of the opioid crisis
Benzodiazepines, a group of sedatives that include medications like Valium, Xanax and Ativan, have been prescribed for half a century. But when combined with opioids, the results can be lethal. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Nova Scotia Source Type: news

Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids
Despite years of warnings that older adults shouldn ’t take benzodiazepines—such as Xanax, Ativan and Valium—for safety reasons, the study revealed that primary care doctors are still prescribing them, a lot. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robin Seaton Jefferson, Contributor Source Type: news

Methylphenidate best drug for hyperactive kids in short-term
But consider non-drug options first, concludes pooled analysis of data from 133 trials Related items fromOnMedica Monthly testing with isotretinoin might be unnecessary CBT helps children to kick obsessions Lorazepam no better than diazepam for child seizures Broader definition of ADHD raises risk of needless treatment One in 10 children in phase I cancer trials respond to drugs (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Lorazepam Injection, USP (Updated - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - June 5, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Lorazepam Injection, USP (New - Currently in Shortage)
Drug Shortage (Source: FDA Drug Shortages)
Source: FDA Drug Shortages - May 3, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Opioids Are Over-Prescribed In Patients On Benzodiazepines
BOSTON (CBS) — Opioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous, even deadly. Yet, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, the chances of receiving a new opioid prescription is 83%  higher for patients on benzodiazepines compared with the general population. Benzodiazepines include medications like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. Both opioids and benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and can suppress the part of the brain which controls your breathing, so if you use too much of either one or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Doctors Warned About Prescribing Sedatives And Opioids
BOSTON (CBS) — Opioids can be risky when taken alone, but when taken with sedatives called benzodiazepines, the combination can be particularly dangerous, even deadly. Yet, according to a recent study in JAMA Psychiatry, the chances of receiving a new opioid prescription is 83%  higher for patients on benzodiazepines compared with the general population. Benzodiazepines include medications like Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, and Ativan. Both opioids and benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and can suppress the part of the brain which controls your breathing, so if you use too much of either one or ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall opioid crisis opioids Source Type: news

Lexapro vs. Ativan
Title: Lexapro vs. AtivanCategory: MedicationsCreated: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 2/21/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Depression General)
Source: MedicineNet Depression General - February 21, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Should Ketamine Be Contraindicated for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury?
Is ketamine safe for head-injured patients? You're called to rendezvous with an ALS unit at an altitude of 8,300 feet in the mountains. On board is an altered male in his 50s or 60s who was witnessed crashing his motorcycle at highway speeds on a windy mountain road. On arrival, you find your patient altered and extremely combative. No vital signs or blood sugar are obtained secondary to the patient's combative state. He's noncompliant with a non-rebreather mask and pulls it off. The patient wasn't wearing a helmet and is only wearing jeans with a T-shirt. He's noted to have multiple abrasions to his right flank, forehead ...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 12, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Bradley Kitts, NRP, FP-C Tags: Trauma Patient Care Source Type: news

Ativan vs. Nortriptyline
Title: Ativan vs. NortriptylineCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/14/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 14, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Klonopin vs. Ativan
Title: Klonopin vs. AtivanCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/30/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 30, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Baclofen vs. Lorazepam
Title: Baclofen vs. LorazepamCategory: MedicationsCreated: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - October 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan Injection (Lorazepam Injection) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 27, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Final Frontier: Managing Acute Delirium in Last Days of Life Final Frontier: Managing Acute Delirium in Last Days of Life
Lorazepam plus haloperidol were more effective than haloperidol alone in controlling agitated delirium in patients with advanced cancer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Drug Combo Found Helpful in End-of-Life Delirium (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Lorazepam add-on lessened agitation; but were patients overtreated? (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lorazepam Recalled Due to Incorrect Dose Markings (FREE)
By Kristin J. Kelley Edited by Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Thirteen lots of the anxiety medication lorazepam (oral concentrate, USP 2 mg/mL) … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 17, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Amneal Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, Due to Misprinted Dosing Droppers Supplied with the Product
Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, to the Consumer level due to a defect in the dropper markings. The Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL, product is packaged with a dosing dropper, supplied to Amneal by a third party. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 16, 2017 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Amneal Pharmaceuticals issues voluntary recall of lorazepam droppers
Amneal Pharmaceuticals said today that it is voluntarily recalling 13 lots of its oral lorazepam product due to a defect in the dosing dropper. In some cases, the dropper is printed with the dose markings in reverse order or has no dose markings at all, according to the Bridgewater, N.J.-based company. So far, no adverse events related to the dropper defect have been reported. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Amneal Pharmaceuticals issues voluntary recall of lorazepam droppers appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Neurological Pharmaceuticals Recalls amnealpharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA accepts Axium ’ s orphan designation request for intranasal Truveta
Axium Pharmaceuticals said today that the FDA accepted its orphan designation request for the intranasal administration of lorazepam, Truveta, in the treatment of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. The High Point, N.C.-based company is developing a novel intranasal administration device for new formulations of existing drugs. Axium said the device is designed to bring about rapid onset of a therapeutic effect with minimal side effects, while boosting bio-availability. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post FDA accepts Axium’s orphan designation request for intranasal Truveta appeared ...
Source: Mass Device - July 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) axiumpharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Drug Shortages and Rapid Price Escalation: The Latest on the Crisis
The American health system is now into the seventh year of an unprecedented and unplanned shortage of emergency medications. The causes of the shortage continue to be debated, but the root cause is the American manufacturers of intravenous medications, and disputes between those manufacturers and the Federal agencies that oversee drug supply and manufacturing practices (FDA and DEA), over safe manufacturing and quality processes. The Crisis There are now life-threatening problems with medication supplies for EMS providers across all classes of emergency medicines. As of June 26, 2017, there are 69 preparations of 28 emerge...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Drug Shortages and Rapid Price Escalation: The Latest on the Crisis
The American health system is now into the seventh year of an unprecedented and unplanned shortage of emergency medications. The causes of the shortage continue to be debated, but the root cause is the American manufacturers of intravenous medications, and disputes between those manufacturers and the Federal agencies that oversee drug supply and manufacturing practices (FDA and DEA), over safe manufacturing and quality processes. The Crisis There are now life-threatening problems with medication supplies for EMS providers across all classes of emergency medicines. As of June 26, 2017, there are 69 preparations of 28 emerge...
Source: JEMS Operations - July 6, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP Tags: News Operations Source Type: news

Feel the pain: Greater Washington ’s economy has plenty to lose from deep NIH cuts
Out of a large Rockville office building, researchers are studying whether certain drugs created for adults — anxiety drug Ativan or the antibiotic best known as Merrem — are safe for children. The examination has resulted in four drug label changes by the Food and Drug Administration so far, including updated safety and efficacy guidelines for use in children. Four more drugs are under similar revie w. “If you have a child, you understand that is pretty important,” said Anne Lindblad, CEO… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - March 31, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

False negative on a proven involuntary intoxication in two children with lorazepam - Feliu C, Guillemin H, Gozalo C, Fouley A, Marty H, Millart H, Djerada Z.
Children aged between 1 to 4 years are the most at risk of unintentional poisonings. Benzodiazepines are the most medicine often cause of the poisoning. Among the twenty-two most prescribed benzodiazepines in France, lorazepam ranks fifth behind zolpidem, ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Ativan vs. Xanax
Title: Ativan vs. XanaxCategory: MedicationsCreated: 12/14/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)
Title: Ativan (lorazepam) vs. Valium (diazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/28/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - December 28, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ativan (lorazepam)
Title: Ativan (lorazepam)Category: MedicationsCreated: 12/31/1997 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/9/2016 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - November 9, 2016 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news