Let’s talk about sleeping pills.
Benzodiazepines are often preescribed to treat
the SLEEP DISORDER known as insomnia.
Insomnia is described as :
The chronic inability to fall asleep or remain
asleep for an adequate length of time.
Lorazepam (Ativan) is often used to treat both
insomnia and anxiety disorders.
Side effects from lorazepam are common
changes in appetite
Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms
are severe or do not go away:
restlessness or excitement
changes in sex drive or ability
If you experience any of the following symptoms,
call your doctor immediately:
persistent, fine tremor or inability to sit still
difficulty breathing or swallowing
severe skin rash
yellowing of the skin or eyes
When taken in larger doses over extended periods of
time sleeping pills can become addictive.