I have a patient that is 89, she has been given Ativan and is very aggressive and talks about cutting her throat... Could this be a side effect of the drug...
Most definately. Benzos can act opposite in the elderly. Call her dr about it.
yes ma'am! Most definitely! This is called a "paradoxical effect" meaning it did the opposite of what it was supposed to do. This can happen in some people, especially elderly and children.
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