Practical Reviews

Lorazepam Provides Good Sedation for Long Procedures

Lorazepam (Ativan ® ) is a benzodiazepine that is relatively effective in terms of its preoperative sedation qualities. It is good at providing profound anterograde amnesia, and it has a relatively long duration of action. Therefore, this may be a drug option for patients with a treatment plan that is going to be very, very long. For example, if you are going to be taking out some teeth and then placing implants, lorazepam may be a good option because the patient is going to be in more...
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