This page will give you general information about lorazepam. It is not medical advice.
Always talk to your doctor about your situation and whether this medication is for you.
Lorazepam is a 'controlled drug'
This is because it has the potential to be misused as a street drug. This means that:
- a prescription for lorazepam must be dispensed within 28 days (you can keep most other prescriptions for six months)
- if you must take it to school, it might have to be locked in a safe place
- you should allow plenty of time to get the prescription from the doctor and the pharmacy – controlled drug prescriptions may take more time to check