Lorazepam

(Ativan)

 

  • Indications:

 

    • Major Motor Seizures
    • Status Epilepticus
    • Pre-Medication prior to cardioversion or transcutaneous pacing
    • Skeletal Muscle Relaxant
    • Acute Anxiety States
    • Medication for combative patients and difficult intubations

 

  • Contraindications:

 

    • Respiratory depression

 

  • Side Effects:

 

    • Respiratory Arrest
    • Cardiac Arrest
    • Decreased LOC
    • Hypotension

 

  • Adult Dose:

 

    • up to total of 4 mg slow IV/IO/IM (over 2-5 minutes)
  • Pediatric:
    • Up to total of 0.1 mg/kg IV/IO/IM slow (over 2-5 minutes); maximum 4 mg