Many benzodiazepines like lorazepam are prescribed to patients with the brand names Ativan, Tran-Qil, Tranqipam in South Africa.

Benzodiazepines like lorazepam are used for treating:

  • Anxiety & panic
  • Convulsions
  • Chronic Sleep Disorders
Common names for Benzodiazepines include:

  • Downers
  • Handlebars
  • Qual
  • Valley Girl

Prescription drugs such as Ativan, Tran-Qil, Tranqipam affect the nervous system producing sedation & relaxing & diminished anxiety issues in patients. In spite of the pharmacological uses of lorazepam it can lead on to physical & psychological dependence problems.

Nearly two thousand different kinds of these drugs are labeled as benzodiazepines and are further broken down into more specific effect categories related to their effects.

Reasons why lorazepam is prescribed.

Alcohol withdrawal, benzodiazepine withdrawal, burning mouth syndrome, cluster-tic syndrome, premedication, lennox-gastaut syndrome, migraine prevention, obsessive compulsive disorder, restless legs syndrome, sleep paralysis, temporomandibular joint disorder.

Important information about Ativan, Tran-Qil, Tranqipam (lorazepam)

As lorazepam is a depressant it could should not be administered to patients with breathing or respiratory ailments, depression, psychiatric ailments, muscle disease, porphyria, sleep apnoea, epilepsy, glaucoma, kidney or liver issues or alcohol / drug problems.

Lorazepam Addiction Treatment: Facts Patients Should Know

Ativan, Tran-Qil, Tranqipam is prescription medication ONLY

  • While being pregnant this compound may cause birth problems or life-threatening withdrawal related symptoms in a newborn
  • Patients must not drink alcohol use when taking lorazepam
  • Make sure that the lorazepam medication in a secure location where others cannot find it
  • It is dangerous to purchase lorazepam over the Internet
  • It is very dangerous to use lorazepam if you have liver or kidney problems (especially alcoholic liver diseases)

Inform your medical doctor should you have:

  • Seizures &/or epilepsy
  • Liver or kidney disease (specifically alcoholic liver disease)
  • Open-angle glaucoma
  • A history of suicidal thoughts or depression & – or suicide related behavior
  • A standing history of drug or alcohol addiction
  • If you also use a opioid prescription medications.

While lorazepam can cause many unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. Read more about prescription drug addiction here. If you require assistance with a prescription medication addiction Relapse Prevention maintains a list of Southern Africa’s top drug & alcohol rehab & treatment clinics.