K2/spice - Ativan (Lorazepam) Interaction
Brand names: Ativan
Medical Content Editor Dr. Brian Staiger, PharmD
Last updated Jul 22, 2023
Lorazepam is classified as belonging to the following category: Anticonvulsants
Theoretically, K2/spice might increase or decrease the effectiveness of anticonvulsant drugs.
Some animal research suggests that certain types of synthetic cannabinoids found in some K2/spice products can potentiate the effects of anticonvulsants. However, seizures have also been reported with inhalation of K2/spice.
Likelihood of OccurrencePossible
Interaction has been documented in animal or in lab research, or the interaction has been documented in humans but is limited to case reports or conflicting clinical research exists
- Davidson C, Opacka-Juffry J, Arevalo-Martin A, Garcia-Ovejero D, Molina-Holgado E, Molina-Holgado F. Spicing up pharmacology: a review of synthetic cannabinoids from structure to adverse events. Adv Pharmacol 2017;80:135-68.
- Tait RJ, Caldicott D, Mountain D, Hill SL, Lenton S. A systematic review of adverse events arising from the use of synthetic cannabinoids and their associated treatment. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2016;54(1):1-13.
Lorazepam is used to relieve anxiety. Lorazepam is also used to treat insomnia caused by anxiety or temporary situational stress. Lorazepam is in a class of medications called benzodiazepines. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation.
K2/spice - More Interactions
K2/spice interacts with 204 drugs
Interaction Rating Key
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|Major||The combined use of these agents is strongly discouraged as serious side effects or other negative outcomes could occur.|
|Moderate||Use cautiously under the care of a healthcare professional or avoid this combination. A significant interaction or negative outcome could occur.|
|Minor||Be aware that there is a chance of an interaction. Watch for warning signs of a potential interaction.|
|Unknown||No interactions have been reported or no interaction data is currently available.|
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