Before taking Ativan
It is recommended that you do not take Ativan if you narrow-angle glaucoma or are allergic to Ativan or any of its ingredients.
Before starting to take Ativan, please tell your healthcare provider, if you have:
• breathing problems;
• kidney or liver disease;
• a history of depression or suicidal thoughts or behavior;
• a history of drug or alcohol addiction.
If you have any of these problems, it is possible that you may be needed to have some tests before you start taking Ativan.
How to take Ativan properly?
Firstly, you should take the drug exactly as it is prescribed to you by your healthcare provider. You should not take Ativan in larger amounts or for a longer time, if you will need to increase or decrease your current dosage, do not do it by yourself. Your healthcare provider will adjust your dosage if it will be needed. Always follow the directions that are on the original label.
Keep in mind that Ativan is used only for a short term. It is recommended that you don’t use Ativan for no longer than for 4 months without consulting with your healthcare provider. If Ativan will not bring any effects at all, it maybe possible that you will need to get your dosage adjusted. If you stop using Ativan suddenly, withdrawal symptoms may appear. You should lower your dose and stop taking the drug step-by-step.
What happens if I miss a dose?
If you missed the dose, do not worry about it; take the missed dose exactly when you remember it. If the time for your next dose is coming up, skip the missed dose and just continue taking Ativan as scheduled. Keep in mind that if you an extra dose, you will only increase the possibility of side effects and bring more harm to your health.