Lorazepam – Weight Gain & Other Side Effects
If you suffer from acute anxiety attacks, insomnia or other conditions, your doctor may prescribe Ativan, or lorazepam in its generic form, which is a benzodiazepine drug. Benzodiazepines are used to treat many acute conditions like panic attacks, insomnia, muscle spasms and seizures. Many people who are prescribed lorazepam may be worried about the potential side effects.
Some side effects are more common than others. For example, headaches and nausea are more typical side effects experienced by people using lorazepam, while suicidal thoughts and weight gain are more rare side effects. Common side effects of lorazepam include:
- Motor function impairment
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Muscle soreness or tension
- Abdominal pain or cramps
- Menstrual irregularities
Less frequently reported side effects like weight gain or depression should be noted and reported to your doctor immediately.
- Panic or anxiety attacks
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle weakness or soreness
- Frequent urination
- Chest pains
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