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Lorazepam (marketed under the brand names Ativan®, Temesta®, Tavor®) is a drug which is a benzodiazepine derivative. Pharmacologically, it is classified as a sedative -hypnotic, anxiolytic and anticonvulsant. Lorazepam reduces anxiety, interferes with new memory formation, reduces agitation, induces sleep, treats seizures, treats nausea and vomiting, and relaxes muscles. Lorazepam is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures including status epilepticus, and sedation of hospitalized patients, as well as sedation of aggressive patients. Due to tolerance and dependence, lorazepam is recommended for short-term use, up to two to four weeks only. Among benzodiazepines, lorazepam has possible physical addiction potential. Lorazepam also has misuse potential; the main types of misuse are for recreational purposes. Copyright Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License. See for details. Source: Wikipedia, Lorazepam (Wikipedia)

A benzodiazepine used as an anti-anxiety agent with few side effects. It also has hypnotic, anticonvulsant, and considerable sedative properties and has been proposed as a preanesthetic agent. Source: National Library of Medicine, MeSH 2006

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zh-CN Chinese (China) 氯羟安定
Synonyms: 劳拉西泮;氯羟去甲安定
fr-CA French (Canada) Lorazépam
et-EE Estonian (Estonia) Lorasepaam
es-ES Spanish (Spain) Lorazepam
it-IT Italian (Italy) Lorazepam
tr-TR Turkish (Turkey) Lorazepam
ru-RU Russian (Russian Federation) Лоразепам
nl-NL Dutch (Netherlands) lorazepam
fr-BE French (Belgium) Lorazépam