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Lorazepam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines used to relieve anxiety or insomnia caused by anxiety or temporary situational stress. This medicine works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for calm and relaxation. It can also help to relax before an operation or other medical or dental treatment and is known as a pre-med. This drug comes as a tablet, an extended-release capsule, and a concentrate (liquid) to take by mouth with or without food, two or three times a day. It is usually taken at bedtime and lorazepam will start to work in around 20 to 30 minutes and last for around 6 to 8 hours. The dose of Lorazepam will be different for different patients, so do not start, change, or stop it unless your doctor tells you to do so. However, Lorazepam may be habit-forming and may increase the risk of serious or life-threatening breathing problems, sedation, or coma if used along with certain medications. So, do not take it more often or for a longer time without consulting a doctor. Some common side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, tiredness, weakness, unsteadiness, diarrhea, nausea, changes in appetite, restlessness or excitement, constipation, blurred vision, etc. may occur.