Also known as: Lorazepam
Biolar tablets should be taken in the way your doctor prescribed them. Don’t take more or less Biolar than prescribed without first talking with your doctor.
Biolar is usually taken two or three times daily. These doses are usually spread out at equal intervals. However, when Biolar is used for insomnia, it’s usually taken just once at bedtime.
Taking Biolar with food
You can take Biolar with or without food. If it upsets your stomach, try taking it with food to help decrease this side effect.
Can Biolar be crushed?
Yes, Biolar can be crushed. Some Biolar tablets may also be split. If you’d like to split your tablets, ask your pharmacist if it’s safe to do so.
ake this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition, age, and response to treatment.
If directed by your doctor, use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same time(s) each day.
In cases of a suspected Biolar overdose, it is important to establish whether the patient is a regular user of Biolar or other benzodiazepines, since regular use causes tolerance to develop. Also, one must ascertain whether other substances were also ingested.
Signs of overdose range through mental confusion, dysarthria, paradoxical reactions, drowsiness, hypotonia, ataxia, hypotension, hypnotic state, coma, cardiovascular depression, respiratory depression, and death.
Early management of alert patients includes emetics, gastric lavage, and activated charcoal. Otherwise, management is by observation, including of vital signs, support and, only if necessary, considering the hazards of doing so, giving intravenous flumazenil.
Patients are ideally nursed in a kind, nonfrustrating environment, since, when given or taken in high doses, benzodiazepines are more likely to cause paradoxical reactions. If shown sympathy, even quite crudely feigned, patients may respond solicitously, but they may respond with disproportionate aggression to frustrating cues. Opportunistic counseling has limited value here, as the patient is unlikely to recall this later, owing to drug-induced anterograde amnesia.
Store Ativan at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Biolar is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.