... during pregnancy?
Lorazepam (Ativan) has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. Do not become pregnant while you are using it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Lorazepam while you are pregnant. Lorazepam is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Lorazepam.
Lorazepam has been reassigned to category D for pregnant women. To understand the rating of drugs for pregnancy go to:
I would refrain from using Ativan during pregnancy if at all possible. It is best to discuss this with the attending obstetrician.
- Ativan Information for Consumers
- Ativan Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ativan (detailed)
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