It is approved for the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, or sleep difficulty due to anxiety or stress, status epilepticus (continuous seizures), and as a medication given right before anesthesia. However, benzodiazepines can also be used to treat alcohol withdrawal.
Ativan will help you feel calmer and it can help reduce your feelings of anxiety.It can also make you feel sleepy if you're having trouble falling asleep. Ativan tablets and liquid start to work in around 20 to 30 minutes. It reaches full sedating effect after 1 to 1.5 hours and lasts for around 6 to 8 hours.
When taken appropriately under a doctor's supervision, Ativan can help reduce many of the common symptoms of anxiety, includingpanic attacks, unjustified fears, sleeplessness, agitation, and restlessness. In addition to treating anxiety, Ativan is prescribed for seizure, spasms, alcohol withdrawal, or insomnia.