If the patient becomes violent inside the hospital, he or she may be placed in restraints or given a tranquilizer (usually either lorazepam [Ativan] or diazepam [Valium]), most often by injection.
Benzodiazepines, such as diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin, Rivotril), and lorazepam (Ativan) reduce spasticity by acting on the central nervous system.
While most people take 2 to 4 milligrams of Ativan to help their severe insomnia, everyone is different and respond differently to medications.
Ativan is an anti-anxiety medication that slows down physiological responses to stress so that your mind is able to think through situations.
Research has not proven the safety and effectiveness of Ativan for young adults 18 years old or under.
When people take Ativan, it causes them to slow down and often, feel sleepy.
Doctors may prescribe Ativan to alleviate insomnia.