The lack of recall and recognition was optimum within 2 hours following intramuscular consulting adults and 15 to 20 minutes after intravenous injection.
When properly diluted, the drug may be injected directly into a vein or into the tubing of an existing intravenous infusion.
An occasional patient had a prolonged recovery room stay, either because of excessive sleepiness or because of some form of inappropriate behavior.
Because of reenrollments, these patients participated in a total of patient-episodes.
These medications can sometimes cause amnesia and trigger potentially dangerous behaviors, such as cooking a meal, having sex, or driving a car with no recollection of the event upon awakening.
Enhanced sensitivity to alcoholic beverages has been reported more than 24 hours after receiving injectable lorazepam, similar to experience with other benzodiazepines.
As with all benzodiazepines, paradoxical reactions such as stimulation, mania, irritability, restlessness, agitation, aggression, psychosis, hostility, rage, or hallucinations may occur in rare instances and in an unpredictable fashion.