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Lorazepam, sold under the brand name Ativan, is a prescription medication classed as a benzodiazepine tranquilizer, an anticonvulsant (anti-seizure medication), and an antiemetic (nausea/vomiting) drug.[1][2] Lorazepam is used to treat many different conditions, including:

Side effects[edit | edit source]

Lorazepam is a potentially habit-forming/addictive drug.[2]

Common side effects when taken in tablet form include sedation - drowsiness / sleepiness, dizziness and feeling unsteady, and ataxia.[2]

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ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

The international consensus criteria primer suggests the use of low dose lorazepam or alprazolam for sensory overload symptoms.[3]

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