Lorazepam (Ativan)

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Lhernandez
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Lorazepam (Ativan)
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2015-02-01 18:16:29
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LVAPEC PharmacologyGroup9
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Lorazepam (Ativan)
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  1. Lorazepam (Ativan) Class
    • Benzo
    • Anticonvulsant
  2. Lorazepam (Ativan) MOA
    Suppresses seizure activity produced by foci in the cortex/thalamus/limbic systems
  3. Lorazepam (Ativan) Indication
    • Status Epilepticus
    • Severe recurrent seizures
    • Severe anxiety
    • Sedation
    • Premedication to cardioversion/pacing
  4. Lorazepam (Ativan) Contraindications
    Hypersensitivity
  5. Lorazepam (Ativan) Adverse Reactions
    • Respiratory depression
    • Apnea
    • Ataxia
    • Confusion
    • Delirium
    • Depression
    • Hypotension
    • Restlessness
  6. Lorazepam (Ativan) Dosage
    Adult: 2-4mg slow IV at 2mg/min or IM may repeat in 15-20mins to a max dose of 8mg

    Sedation 0.05mg/kg up to 4mg IM

    Peds: 0.05-0.20mg/kg slow IV/IO over 2mins or IM may repeat in 15-20mins to max dose of 0.2mg/kg

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