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Lorazepam

Basic Information

Summary

An intermediate acting benzodiazepine commonly known as Ativan, commonly prescribed as an alternative to Xanax. Sedating, hypnotic and anxiolytic. Potential to induce amnesia and lowered inhibitions in overdose. Do not combine with other depressants.

Benzodiazepine

Benzodiazepines are generally hypnotic or anxiolytic depressant drugs.

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Habit-forming

These drugs pose a higher risk of causing habit forming behaviour, take particular care with the amount and frequency they are taken.

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Depressant

Depressants are drugs which reduce arousal and stimulation in the user, characterised by a depressing of mental and physical functions.

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Common

Common drugs are those which are well known and widely used among the drug community. This doesn't necessarily mean they are safe, but it usually comes with a longer relative history of use in humans with which to establish a safety profile.

Dose
Oral
Light0.25-0.5mg
Common0.5-1.5mg
Strong1.5-2mg
Heavy2-3mg

NOTE: Warning - higher doses increase the chances of blacking out. Also 1mg Lorazepam ~= 10mg Diazepam.

Duration
All ROAs
Onset5-30 minutes
Duration4-8 hours
After-effects1-12 hours
Effects

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    EffectsRelaxation, anti-anxiety, a sense of calm.
    Aliasesativan
    BioavailabilityOral 85-90% | Insufflated 76-80%
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    Interactions

    Dangerous

    Unsafe

    Caution

    Low risk & Increased Effects

    Low risk & Decreased Effects

    Low risk & No Synergy

    References & Notes

    General