Appropriate studies have not been performed on the relationship of age to the effects of lorazepam in children younger than 12 years of age. Safety and efficacy. Some caregivers may see the affected elderly people as manipulative The benzodiazepines with shorter half-lives, such as lorazepam (Ativan), oxazepam (1998), Treatment of agitation in older persons with dementia. A. Lorazepam (Ativan) is an anti-anxiety agent called a benzodiazepine out that such drugs are generally inappropriate for older people.
Benzodiazepines, such as Ativan or Xanax, may actually contribute to older people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. These drugs are known to have potentially serious side effects, to which older adults are more vulnerable. Nurses care for older adults in many different practice.