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Does Ativan make a person sleep?

I have a son who has been diagnosed with mental issues and was given 2 mg of Ativan at our hospital in town ok he was then calm and taken to see the doctor after about 15 to 20 minutes. he was having hallucinations. after that visit with the doctor he was calm and allowed to leave... no one informed him that he should not drive. Within 10 to 15 minutes of leaving the doctors office he wrecked his car.. the doctors office will not state that the Ativan caused him to go to sleep so that the dot will not take his license away to drive. what should I do?
Thu, 23 Nov 2017
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thanks for using HCM.
yes , Ativan cause sleepiness. Ativan being a benzodiazepine drug, its side effect is sleepiness and it cause motor slownness.
a person should not drive after taking this drug.
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Does Ativan make a person sleep?

thanks for using HCM. yes , Ativan cause sleepiness. Ativan being a benzodiazepine drug, its side effect is sleepiness and it cause motor slownness. a person should not drive after taking this drug. thanks and regards