Lorazepam (ativan)

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Lorazepam (ativan)
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2011-08-05 10:56:58
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Lorazepam (ativan)
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  1. Class
    Benzodiazepine
  2. Action
    Binds to the Benzo receptor, causes sedation
  3. Indications
    sedation,anxiety,status epilepitcus
  4. Contraindications
    Know sensitivity to drug, sleep apnea, shock, coma
  5. Adverse effects
    headache, drowziness, syncope, respiratory depression
  6. Dose Adult
    analgesia or sedationslow iv 2mg or .44mg/kg which ever is smaller

    Seizures 4mg iv over two to five minutes, max dose 8mg in 12 hours
  7. Dose Pedi
    Analgesia sedation .05mg/kg 2mg max dose

    Seizures IV slow push two to five min

    Adolescents .07 mg/kg max dose 4mg

    Children/infants .1mg/kg max dose 4mg

    Neonates .05mg/kg

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