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Lorazepam (Ativan)
Legal Status
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U.S. FEDERAL LAW #
Caution :   All legal information should be verified through other sources. [see below]
U.S. FEDERAL LEGAL SUMMARY
Lorazepam
REGULATED
Yes
STATUS
Scheduled
SCHEDULE
Schedule IV
CLASSIFICATION
Depressant
Lorazepam (Ativan) is Schedule IV in the U.S. This means it is illegal to sell without a license and illegal to possess without a valid license or prescription.

INTERNATIONAL LAW #
Argentina #
Lorazepam (Ativan) can reportedly be purchased at some pharmacies without prescription in 0.5 and 1 mg units. (unconfirmed) (thanks E) (last updated Jan 18 2010)
Canada #
Benzodiazepines (including lorazepam) are Schedule IV under Canadian law. See http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-38.8/page-26.html#h-29. (thanks e) (last updated Jul 30 2012)
Germany (Deutschland)#
Lorazepam (Tavor) produced by Wyeth is available in packages of 20 or 50 tablets at dosages of 0.5, 1 mg, 2.0 mg, and 2.5 mg per tablet. Also available as 1 mg or 2.5 mg sublingual units and as ampulla in 2 mg dosages. Available by prescription only in Germany. (thanks T) (last updated Apr 5 2010)
United Kingdom (UK) #
Lorazepam is a prescription-only drug in the UK, Class C. (thanks m) (last updated Jun 6 2012)
If you have information about the legal status of this substance in any other country, please let us know.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
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