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Can you drink alcohol while taking ativan

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Half life of regular Ativan is 12 hours and the level will be minimal after taking 0.5 mg 24 hours earlier so there will be insignificant interaction ... Read More
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Both alcohol and benzodiazepines are at high risk for habit forming and use of alcohol should be reduced in order to protect sleep. Talk to your doc a... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No. Alcohol is a poison that never did anybody any good, ever, so stay away from it. It will destroy your brain cells, facilitate development of cance... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zinia Thomas
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Should be avoided: Ativan and alcohol are synergistic meaning they will double their effect and cause unwanted side effects and behavior. I'd avoid the combination to ge... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
Bariatrics 40 years experience
Ideally no: Never combine alcohol with anxiety meds
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
Psychiatry 27 years experience
The two do not mix: If a doctor recommended Ativan (lorazepam) to you, it is likely you suffer from some type of anxiety. Alcohol will make it worse. Also, Ativan (lora... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to ativan, (lorazepam) i would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before drinking alcohol. Since, it has been... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Dangerous: Drinking alcohol while taking Ativan (lorazepam) may increase your risk of certain Ativan (lorazepam) side effects, such as: drowsiness dizziness ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 34 years experience
Sorry but no: Prescription drugs and the ingestion of alcohol no matter how FAR apart they are is never something that physicians can condone since it simply is an ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Van norman
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Probably: In moderation. Ativan and alcohol work on the same receptors (GABA) in your brain. ONE dose of Ativan 11 hours ago is largely gone from your system. O... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 14 years experience
Should be ok: Ativan (lorazepam) has a very short half life. This means it's out of your system and has no effect after a few hours. That being said, at 20, it is i... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry 34 years experience
No guarantees: Is a small dose, however about 1/2 of the medication is still in your system so you should be careful how much you drink and definitely do not drive.