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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Ativan Oral.

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Condition: Anxious
7/20/2014 8:18:53 PM

Reviewer: okiegaga, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
DO NOT TAKE THIS DRUG. If I had been warned by the prescribing physician or dispensing pharmacist how addictive this drug is I would have never put it in my mouth. It calms you down but depresses you too. However, you cannot take very many forms of anti-depressents because they effect the serotonin levels too much, which causes more problems. It is a scary drug.

Condition: Anxious
7/13/2014 6:24:12 PM

Reviewer: Sherry, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 10 years or more (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been on it now for about 25 years, 90 a month, yes addictive, but I need it, only thing to kick me back and not panic attack, don't take for day or two to save up for really bad day, not strong enough for sleep, take Unisom or melatonin, or simply sleep, I hope it is not harming me my friend quit and said made her angry and mad on it so she quit, me too, hhhmmmmmmm??

Condition: Anxious
4/19/2014 6:05:31 PM

Reviewer: RPet, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Do Not Use. Look up effects at other websites.like Wikipedia. I used 4 mg for a number of years & wanted off of it. Am using the Ashton Protocal to wean off of it. Don't stop without using a method to ease off. Withdrawal is terrible and protracted Look up Ashton

Condition: Anxious
4/8/2014 6:53:34 PM

Reviewer: Okiegaga, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
DO NOT TAKE THIS MEDICATION FOR ANY REASON. THE WITHDRAWAL EFFECTS ARE MUCH WORSE THAN THE BENEFIT GAINED BY TAKING IT. READ ALL INFO AVAILABLE. NOT TO BE USED REGULARLY OR FOR ANY EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. DON'T DO IT.

Condition: Anxious
4/2/2014 12:23:31 PM

Reviewer: Mavie, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
When my mother died very unexpectedly, Ativan was the only thing that kept me sane. I only used it for a short time, but it was wonderful all the same.

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