Lorax 1 MG Description
Lorax tablet is a prescription medicine used to treat anxiety disorders. Lorazepam is the active ingredient of the medication. Lorazepam is an anxiolytic (medicine that reduces anxiety) class of medi
cations. It acts by interfering with the natural state of certain neurotransmitters or brain chemicals called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). Lorazepam binds to these GABA receptors and enhances the GABA enhanced synaptic inhibition, responsible for its calmness, muscle relaxation, and sedation effects. This tablet also helps tackle your sleeping problems that arise from anxiety disorders. The continuous use of this tablet can lead to physical and psychological dependence and has the potential to be abused, misused, or overdosed. Chronic consumption of this tablet increases the risk of dependency. You should avoid stopping this tablet abruptly during your treatment as it may cause withdrawal syndrome, and you may experience difficulty sleeping, anxiety, headache, agitation, irritability, restlessness, and panic attacks. You should avoid taking this tablet if you have glaucoma. You should avoid consuming alcohol during your treatment. If you suffer from primary depressive disorder or psychosis, you should avoid taking this tablet. After taking this tablet, you may experience certain side effects such as muscle weakness, feeling sleepy during daytime, drowsiness, unsteadiness, dry mouth, and changes in appetite.
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Uses of Lorax 1 MG
- According to CDSCO, this tablet is used for
- Managing anxiety disorders and anxiety associated with depressive symptoms
Contraindications of Lorax 1 MG
- You should avoid using this tablet if:
- You are allergic to Lorazepam
- You have glaucoma (a condition that causes vision issues with the eye)
- You have difficulty in breathing
- You have sleep apnea (difficulty in breathing while sleeping)
- You are suffering from primary depressive disorders
- You have psychosis (a mental condition that affects perception of reality)
- You are chronic alcoholic
- You have myasthenia gravis (a nerve disorder that causes weakness in muscles)
- You have epilepsy (fits)
- You have liver impairment
- You are on dialysis
Side effects of Lorax 1 MG
- Muscle weakness
- Feeling sleepy during daytime
- Dry mouth
- Changes in appetite
Precautions and Warnings of Lorax 1 MG
Other General Warnings
- Consult your doctor if you have blurred vision or colored halos
- Consult your doctor if you have sexual dysfunction
- Consult your doctor if you have fits during your treatment
- Consult your doctor if you have suicidal thoughts after starting this tablet
- Consult your doctor if you have mood changes after starting this tablet
Mode of Action of Lorax 1 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Lorax 1 MG
- Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and consult a healthcare professional if you have difficulty following instructions.
- Lorax is available as a tablet to be swallowed. Take this tablet as a whole, not as a broken pill or crushed.
- If possible, take the tablet at night to avoid daytime sedation. Take Lorax every day at the same time
- This tablet should be taken exactly as prescribed
- Do not exceed your dose unless prescribed
- Do not stop this tablet suddenly
- If you are taking this tablet regularly, take it at a fixed time and consume it before or after food
Interactions of Lorax 1 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Lorax tablets may interact with the following medications; therefore, you must inform your consulting physician about any medications you are on:
- Antipsychotic medicines such as Clozapine which may cause sedation, extreme salivation, blackouts, instability and difficulty in breathing
- Anti fits medicines such as Valproate can increase the concentration of Lorax in blood
- Antidepressants such as Sertraline and Fluoxetine whose nervous system depression can be enhanced by Lorax
- Anti allergic-like Azelastine, Diphenhydramine and Chlorpheniramine can cause excessive sedation when co-administered with Lorax
Interactions with food items
- Try to avoid too much tea, coffee, and other caffeinated products like energy drinks as it may decrease the calming effect caused by Lorax tablet
Storage and disposal of Lorax 1 MG
Dosage of Lorax 1 MG
Missed a Dose
Dr. Raj Mehta
Dr. Jagruti Jain
M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How long does it take for Lorax to work?
Q: Can I stop taking this tablet suddenly?
Q: Any other lifestyle changes in accordance with taking Lorax to reduce anxiety?
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