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Understanding & Administering Lorazepam - Chapter Summary
Review this chapter to learn about the drug lorazepam and its uses. Through a series of engaging and bite-sized lessons, you'll learn how the drug is administered, what its chemical structure looks like, what its side effects are and much more. We've included short self-assessment quizzes to help you reinforce your understanding of these pharmacology topics. For your convenience, we've made the chapter accessible on any device that has an Internet connection. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:
- Assess the common uses of lorazepam
- Evaluate lorazepam's chemical structure and mechanism of action
- Interpret the contraindications and drug interactions of lorazepam
- Explain lorazepam's pharmacokinetics and pharmacology
- Describe the side effects, toxicity and addiction treatment for lorazepam
- Recognize lorazepam's withdrawal symptoms
- Compare lorazepam to alprazolam, diazepam and triazolam
1. Lorazepam: Definition, Uses & Classification
This lesson is going to teach you a bit about a medication known as lorazepam. You'll learn how it can be classified and, by extension, what it's used to treat.
2. Lorazepam: Mechanism of Action & Chemical Structure
In this lesson you will learn about lorazepam, how it works, what it's made of, common uses of the drug, and its potential benefits to patients in a multitude of settings.
3. Lorazepam: Contraindications & Drug Interactions
Lorazepam can greatly improve the lives of many people, but it poses a life-threatening danger to others. Find out how and why on this lesson on lorazepam's contraindications and drug interactions.
4. Lorazepam: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacology
Lorazepam is a medication that is used for different symptoms. In this lesson, we will learn how lorazepam works within your body to give you the desired results.
5. Lorazepam: Side Effects, Toxicity & Addiction Treatment
Lorazepam, also known as Ativan, is a medication used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Though an effective medication with minimal side effects, its use is limited due to the potential for tolerance and addiction.
6. Triazolam vs. Lorazepam
This lesson is going to go over a couple of medications, triazolam and lorazepam. You'll learn about their major similarities as well as some of their many differences.
7. Lorazepam vs. Diazepam
This lesson compares and contrasts the many facets surrounding two medications known as lorazepam and diazepam. You'll learn the differences in what they're used for and their precautions, among other things.
8. Lorazepam Withdrawal: Symptoms & Timeline
Lorazepam is classified as a benzodiazepine and used to help treat conditions like anxiety and seizure disorders. Read this lesson to learn the symptoms of withdrawal when lorazepam is taken more than prescribed and is abruptly stopped.
9. Lorazepam vs. Alprazolam
This lesson will go over some of the similarities and differences between lorazepam and alprazolam. You will learn about their major dosage forms, pharmacology, and even special considerations.
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