Does the medicine ativan contain aspirin

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No. Each Ativan tablet, to be taken orally, contains 0.5 mg, 1 mg, or 2 mg of lorazepam. The inactive ingredients present are lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, and polacrilin potassium.

Aspirin, on the other hand, contains acetylsalicylic acid in each tablet. The inactive ingredients are corn starch, hypromellose, powdered cellulose, and triacetin.

Ativan (lorazepam) has the chemical formula, 7-chloro-5-(o-chlorophenyl)-1,3-dihydro-3-hydroxy-2//-1,4-benzodiazepin- 2-one:

Ativan is in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines. It affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety.

Ativan is used to treat anxiety disorders.

Get more info about Ativan and its side effects, dosage, interactions and more, all at

People often combine foods. For example, chocolate and peanut butter might be considered a tasty combination. But eating chocolate and taking certain drugs might carry risks. In fact, eating chocolate and taking monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, such as Nardil (phenelzine) or Parnate (tranylcypromine), could be dangerous.

Follow FDA's guide to avoiding drug interactions and check for drug interactions and learn what drug combinations to avoid with RxList's Drug Interactions Checker.

Updated on Monday, August 10 2015 at 11:39AM EDT
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