Ativan (Lorazepam) is an antianxiety agent which is mostly prescribed to treat for anxiety disorders, sleeping disorders, agitation, seizure episode or withdrawal symptoms from alcohol. Lorazepam is the medicine sold under the brand name Ativan, classed under the benzodiazepine pharmaceutical drugs.
In most instances, Ativan is given orally, although it can also be injected to one’s system. This drug was patented back in 1963 and its part of the WHO essential medications list. Over 13 million people take Ativan per year in the US alone.