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Can a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy be given Ativan without side effects ?

A friends son was given adivan for DMD and started having trouble breathing. Could it have been the adivan?
Thu, 29 Dec 2011
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Please mention the purpose of giving Lorazepam in your friend`s son and the dosage.As such Larazepam has side effect of respiratory depression.If there is weakness of respiratory muscle or any infection , it would be precipated due to Lorazepam.
Take care.
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Can a patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy be given Ativan without side effects ?

Hi Welcome to HealthcareMagic. Please mention the purpose of giving Lorazepam in your friend`s son and the dosage.As such Larazepam has side effect of respiratory depression.If there is weakness of respiratory muscle or any infection , it would be precipated due to Lorazepam. Take care.