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LORAZEPAM fliptop vial Drug Abuse and Dependence

DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE

Controlled Substance Class

Lorazepam is a controlled substance in Schedule IV.

Abuse and Physical and Psychological Dependence

As with other benzodiazepines, lorazepam injection has a potential for abuse and may lead to dependence. Physicians should be aware that repeated doses over a prolonged period of time may result in physical and psychological dependence and withdrawal symptoms, following abrupt discontinuance, similar in character to those noted with barbiturates and alcohol.

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