04.04 Lorazepam (Ativan)

 1 Minute Limit
Your access is limited to the first minute of video. Start a $1 trial to watch the full video.
Print

Generic Name

lorazepam

Trade Name

Ativan

Indication

anxiety, sedation, seizures

Action

general CNS depression by potentiating inhibitory neurotransmitters

Therapeutic Class

anesthetic adjuncts, antianxiety agents, sedative hypnotics

Pharmacologic Class

Benzodiazepine

Nursing Considerations

• use caution with COPD and sleep apnea
• avoid alcohol use
• antidote is Flumazenil (Romazicon)
• may cause apnea, cardiac arrest, bradycardia, hypotension
• use caution with other CNS depressants
• administer slowly and dilute to decrease complications

NRSNG is the BEST place to learn nursing. Save 4+ hours of studying per week.

Start a 24 hour full access trial for just $1.

Start NRSNG Academy Trial

Module 0 – Pharmacology Course Introduction

Module 3 – Disease Specific Medications

Study Plans are available to NRSNG Academy Members only.Upgrade Now