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Larpose 2 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Lorazepam
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Larpose 2 MG Tablet falls under a class of psychoactive drugs known as benzodiazepine. Larpose 2 MG Tablet is sold under the trade name of Ativan. It is given to people with anxiety disorders. It also used for sleeping disorder, seizures, surgery. Larpose 2 MG Tablet is also used to treat acute coronary syndrome arising out of cocaine use. It can be administered orally or by injecting it into the muscle or vein.

On using Larpose 2 MG Tablet the common side effects that you will experience are drowsiness, fatigue, low blood pressure and difficulty in breathing. For those of you already suffering from severe depression injecting this drug into your body may induce the increased desire for committing suicide. Therefore, close monitoring of such patients is advised.

In order to lower the chances of probable side effects, you should discuss with your doctor if you:

  • Have a history of glaucoma.
  • Are pregnant, or are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.
  • Are alcoholic. Interaction with alcohol may have some side effects.
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Larpose 2 MG Tablet.
  • Have a history of depression.
  • Have seizures or epilepsy.
  • Have asthma or liver or kidney disease.
  • Are younger than 18 years of age.
  • Are taking any other medications.

The dosage for Larpose 2 MG Tablet will be prescribed by your personal physician depending on your age, gender, medical history and the seriousness of your ailing condition. The recommended dosage in adults generally is about 2 to 3 mg orally about 2-3 times a day. In case of IV injection, the dose is about 1-2 mg twice or thrice in a day. There should be equal intervals between doses. If you are taking it orally, have it with ample amounts of water. In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as possible, otherwise skip it. Do not double dose and in case of drug overdose, notify your doctor immediately.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
  • Status Epilepticus

    Larpose 2 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of status epilepticus which is a condition in which seizures present for a long time or a seizure follows immediately after another.
  • Preanesthetic

    Larpose 2 MG Tablet is used to relieve the symptoms of anxiety and tension in the patients undergoing surgical procedures.
  • Allergy

    Not recommended in the patients with allergy to Larpose 2 MG Tablet.
  • Narrow Angle Glaucoma

    Not recommended in the patients with known case of narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 24 to 36 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medicine can be observed in 2 hours after an oral dose and 3 hours after an intramuscular injection.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women.
  • Is it habit forming?

    Habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine is not recommended in breastfeeding women.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Larpose 2 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Missed Dose instructions

    If you miss a dose of Larpose 2 MG Tablet, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Overdose instructions

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
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This medication behaves as a type of Benzodiazepine drug which reduces nerve activity in the spinal cord and brain. It increases the effects of neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid which promotes relaxation by binding with the GABA receptors in the brain.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Glaucoma

    Larpose 2 MG Tablet is known to increase the fluid pressure inside the eye. It is contraindicated in acute narrow-angle glaucoma which is an eye disorder.

    Seizures

    The sudden stop of Larpose 2 MG Tablet may cause withdrawal effects and can precipitate seizures. The dose should be reduced gradually. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting the doctor.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it increases the risk of side effects like dizziness, difficulty in concentration. Do not perform activities that require mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Cetirizine

    Use of Larpose 2 MG Tablet with cetirizine or levocetirizine should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Metoclopramide

    Use of Larpose 2 MG Tablet with metoclopramide should be avoided if possible. Do not operate heavy machinery if you are using these medicines. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Opoids

    Opioids like morphine, codeine, tramadol, hydrocodone or any cough preparations containing these medicines should be avoided when you are on Larpose 2 MG Tablet or other benzodiazepines. Appropriate dose adjustments are to be made if coadministration is needed and monitoring of sedation, breathlessness, and hypotension is necessary.

    Antihypertensives

    You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.
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