I just read that Ativan is not approved for children under 18, but it is the drug that was just prescribed for my son. He has anxiety and a few bad experiences with the dentist and is getting a root canal in a couple days. The doctor was reluctant to prescribe something, but I was insistent and now I question her knowledge. Can he safely take Ativan?
Yes, nothing biochemically changes when you turn 18 so do as the Dr Rx'd. Its given to children with epilepsy at times and is the safest and easiest Benzodiazapine on the body.
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