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


• 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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