A patient is prescribed lorazepam for anxiety. The nurse should include which possible side effect in the patient's education?

Confusion

Explanation

•Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety and acute seizures. CNS side effects are most common and include confusion, sedation, lethargy, dizziness, weakness, fatigue, etc.

•Cough, infections, and diarrhea are not side effects of lorazepam.

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