Ativan vs Propofol

Ativan
(Rx)
Propofol
(Rx)
Ativan is a sleep medication and an anxiety medication (benzodiazepine).
Propofol is an anesthetic.
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Concern level
1.2
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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September 30, 1977
January 4, 1999
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
235,714 Discussions
18,692 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#4 for Panic Attacks
#5 for Insomnia
#6 for Panic
#7 for Nausea
#8 for Seizures
#10 for Restlessness
#11 for Vomiting
#12 for Anxiety Attacks
#13 for Sedation
#14 for Sleep Disorders
#15 for Shaking
#16 for GAD
Ativan is prescribed for Anxiety and Panic Attacks and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression, Insomnia and Withdrawal Symptoms, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Sedation
#2 for Colonoscopy
#3 for Sedative
Propofol is used in Colonoscopy, Sedative and General Anaesthesia and is mostly mentioned together with this procedures. In addition, it is prescribed for Sedation.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Ati
Weakness
5
Weight Gain
4
Hallucinations
2
Weight Loss
2
Euphoria
2
Blurred Vision
1
Impotence
1
Blood Clots
1
Brain Damage
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Pro
Low Blood Pressure
6
Vomiting
5
Allergy
5
Addiction
4
Paralysis
4
Bleeding
4
Discomfort
3
Apnea
3
Numbness
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
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Ativan
Ati
Propofol
Pro
Weakness
Ati
Pro
5
0
Weight Gain
Ati
Pro
4
0
Hallucinations
Ati
Pro
2
0
Weight Loss
Ati
Pro
2
0
Euphoria
Ati
Pro
2
0
Blurred Vision
Ati
Pro
1
0
Impotence
Ati
Pro
1
0
Blood Clots
Ati
Pro
1
0
Brain Damage
Ati
Pro
1
0
Vivid Dreams
Ati
Pro
1
0
Low Blood Pressure
Pro
Ati
6
0
Vomiting
Pro
Ati
5
0
Allergy
Pro
Ati
5
0
Addiction
Pro
Ati
4
0
Paralysis
Pro
Ati
4
0
Bleeding
Pro
Ati
4
0
Discomfort
Pro
Ati
3
0
Apnea
Pro
Ati
3
0
Numbness
Pro
Ati
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Pro
Ati
3
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Propofol during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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Alcohol consumption with this medication can increase sedation, confusion and may result in loss of conciousness (central nervous system depression). It may also disrupt psychomotor performance.
There may be a negative interaction between Propofol and alcohol.
Method of use
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Injection, Pill
Injection
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg
Solution: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Syringe: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL
Emulsion: 10 mg/mL
Syringe: 10 mg/mL
Food Instructions
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Avoid alcohol with drug because it may increase CNS depressant effects (sedation, confusion ...etc.).
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Lorazepam
Propofol, Propofol/Pf
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Ativan and Propofol: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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