Lorazepam is a prescription medication used to treat anxiety disorders, symptoms of anxiety, and anxiety associated with depression. Lorazepam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation. This medication comes in tablet or oral solution forms and can be taken 1 to 3 times per day, with or without food. This medication is also available in an injectable form to be given directly into a vein or muscle by a healthcare professional. Common side effects of lorazepam include sedation, weakness, and unsteadiness, and these may be seen more frequently with age.
Lorazepam can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how lorazepam affects you.
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