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Can I take ativan while breastfeeding

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Moderately safe: Lorazepam has been looked at in a few studies and appears to cross into the breast milk in insignificant quantity.(2.9% of maternal dose) there are ca... Read More
Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 55 years experience
NO.: Psychotropic medications taken by breastfeeding mother can almost always affect the baby.
Dr. Kelly Kane
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam) & breast milk: Ativan (lorazepam) does go from mother to breast milk and can cause sedation in infants. Using Ativan (lorazepam) regularly is not recommended with b... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Ativan Indications: For following symptoms of Anxiety, it is OK to take Ativan- • excessive worrying • Mind racing • Difficulty in concentration • Irritability • Upsetnes... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Ativan: Only if specifically prescribed for you. I try to avoid prescribing Ativan for long-term use in patients.
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Ativan: Please ask the physician who is ordering the test. Good Luck
A female asked:
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer: Ativan is for Anxiety. Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity. Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn. Due t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 29 years experience
only: Only if your dr prescribed it this way. They may potentiate side effects; you should consult your dr before. Best of luck.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 58 years experience
Yes: Shouldn't b a problem.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Yes: Drug interaction checker shows no interactions btwn clindamycin and ativan (lorazepam).
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Tripp
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Yes: They are often used together for treatment of panic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder.
A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
NotSafeIncreseSedati: Taking Ativan and Flexeril may increase side effects like dizziness,drowsiness,confusion,and difficulty concentrating especially in the elderlyThey ma... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Not adviseable : You can, but i wouldn't advise it. Taking 2 sedating medications at the same time is never a good idea.