Discussions that mention lorazepam

Sleep Disorders board


Glenda, do you mean lorazepam (Ativan)? That's a benzodiazepine..they can cause dependancy and tolerance (stop working) and have a severe withdrawal syndrome for some, so be careful with those. The Ashton Manual is now free online; it explains alot about this class of drugs.

Any drug you take for sleep can cause some dependancy. But I hear the safest ones for sleep are the antihistamines, like benedryl, or the prescription Vistaril. Benzos are a bit nastier..

[This message has been edited by Jennita (edited 02-23-2003).]