... Lorazepam has been continually substituted. Each time I try it I get migraine headaches that cause blindness, dizziness, and continue in a string for several days. I keep getting told that Ativan and lorazepam are the same. But they are not, when I demanded to use Ativan vs substituting Lorazepam, I get good relief and never, not once have had a migraine. When I use lorazepam, I get a migraine every time. They simply cannot be the same... So what is the real difference? It can be miniscule, however there is something different because my body violently rejects to generics. I have tried this many time s because Ativan is so expensive... but can no longer tolerate the substitute for any cost.
Chuck; Sounds like you are having a problem with one of the binders in the generic, It's rare but sadly you are the one so you have no choice but to pay for the brand name.They are correct it is the same active medication Lorazepam But the brand name, when they are released, don't give the other companies the inert ingredients or what else is inside the pill, And it sounds like that is what you are having the problem with so you really don't have much of a choice but to use the brand name. This is rare but it does happen. Good luck to you and have a nice Holiday. Chuck1957
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