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How effective is Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder?

Summary: 296 Ativan users have rated its effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder.

Overall ratings: 3.4/5
Long term ratings: 3.5/5

This is a review of how effective Ativan (lorazepam) is for Generalized anxiety disorder and for what kind of people. The study is created by eHealthMe and is updated continuously.


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What is Ativan

Ativan has active ingredients of lorazepam. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from 35,240 Ativan users)

Generalized anxiety disorder

Generalized anxiety disorder (excessive, uncontrollable, unexplained and often irrational worry) can be treated by Xanax, Klonopin, Clonazepam, Lexapro, Zoloft, Ativan. (latest reports from 16,134 Generalized Anxiety Disorder patients)

On Apr, 21, 2015: 296 people are studied for taking Ativan in Generalized anxiety disorder

Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder

Long term Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder

Ativan effectiveness for Generalized anxiety disorder (number of people):

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Long term
(1+ years)

Gender of people who take Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder * :

Generalized anxiety disorder71.62%28.38%

Age of people who take Ativan for Generalized anxiety disorder * :

Generalized anxiety disorder0.34%0.00%3.04%17.91%28.38%23.65%11.82%14.86%

Who find Ativan more effective for Generalized anxiety disorder?

Gender of people who find Ativan more effective * :

Generalized anxiety disorder72.54%27.46%

Age of people who find Ativan more effective * :

Generalized anxiety disorder0.70%0.00%2.82%19.01%32.39%24.65%11.27%9.15%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.




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    Medication List
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    Take one capsule by mouth at bedtime
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