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Generic Name
Lorazepam
Trade Name
Ativan
Manufacturer
Wyeth
Drug Image
Ativan
Risk Category
D
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Benzodiazepine.
  • Sedative-hypnotic, antianxiety, anticonvulsant, antipanic.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • fetotoxic in animals causing fetal resorption and increased fetal loss.
  • Crosses human placenta. No well-controlled human data but benzodiazepines are associated with increased risk of congenital anomalies if used in 1st trimester. chronic use of benzodiazepines throughout pregnancy is associated with neonatal withdrawal and if used in last weeks of pregnancy they can cause neonatal cns depression.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk and potential to cause sedation, feeding difficulties and weight loss in nursing infants.
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