Lorazepam: Mechanism of Action & Chemical Structure


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Lorazepam is available in all of the following forms EXCEPT:

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1. Annie is prescribed lorazepam to alleviate the symptoms of her anxiety. The doctor has ordered her to take one of her 0.5 mg tablets 2-3 times per day. Annie likes how calm the lorazepam makes her feel so she begins taking an extra pill or two every day. Eventually she notices that the 0.5 mg tablets are not having the calming effect on her they once were, and she is needing to take more just to feel the same. Annie is experiencing:

2. Other examples of benzodiazepines such as lorazepam (Ativan) include:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This worksheet/quiz combo lets you test your understanding of lorazepam. Make sure you know the forms lorazepam is available in and can identify some other examples of benzodiazepines in order to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Take the quiz to test your knowledge of:

  • The different strengths of lorazepam tablets
  • Lorazepam dependence
  • Forms of lorazepam

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about benzodiazepines
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important details from the lesson on lorazepam's action and structure
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about what happens when a person takes lorazepam more and more and sees diminishing effects and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

You can learn more about this drug if you work through the lesson called Lorazepam: Mechanism of Action & Chemical Structure. Other topics you can look over include:

  • Why lorazepam is prescribed
  • How lorazepam affects the body
  • Risks associated with lorazepam
  • The chemical formula of lorazepam