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can you drink alcohol while taking ativan

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zinia Thomas
21 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vythilingam Alagappan
38 years experience Bariatrics
Ideally no: Never combine alcohol with anxiety meds
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
25 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
32 years experience Neurology
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
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dangerous: Drinking alcohol while taking Ativan (lorazepam) may increase your risk of certain Ativan (lorazepam) side effects, such as: drowsiness dizziness ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
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
33 years experience Psychiatry
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
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gene Tekmyster
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
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A member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
32 years experience Psychiatry
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.
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A female asked:
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
How much?: The effects of alcohol mixed with meds are usually additive. Depending on the individual's biodhemistry drinking might be safe - but you would need to ... Read More
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