Lorazepam is a drug from the group of benzodiazepines. It has antianxiety, sedative and sleep-inducing properties. Its main use is in the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. In some cases, it is used in emergency medicine to break life-threatening epileptic seizures. It is also used for the short-term treatment of sleep disorders.
Lorazepam requires a prescription and is mainly taken in tablet form. In emergencies it can also be given intravenously or intramuscularly.