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Who should not take lorazepam?

You should not take lorazepam if you:

  • have a history of drug or alcohol abuse 
  • have heart, liver, lung or kidney disease
  • have glaucoma 
  • had a previous allergic reaction to lorazepam or its inactive ingredients
  • are allergic to other benzodiazepines
  • are pregnant or breastfeeding

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