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can you take ativan if you have asthma

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: If your asthma is acting up and you are having trouble breathing, it is not wise to take any sedating medication. If your asthma is stable, then you c ... Read More

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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Neither: Neither would likely impact your asthma
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it could be: Benzodiazepines, including lorazepam, may depress central nervous system respiratory drive and are contraindicated in severe respiratory failure. An e ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: The use of inhaled steroid is indicated for persistent asthma for which inhaled steroid is usually the choice of treatment.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Drugs.Com drug interaction checker shows no clinically significant interactions between these medications.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nyquil: If your asthma is not controlled and you are coughing at night nyquil willl not calm it down, use an albuterol inhaler instead and tell your doctor ab ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: But it would be best to ask your pediatrician the safest dose and if this is really the most appropriate therapy for your child.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not advised.: It is not a good choice for asthma. If there is no other option, you may ask your doctor to try a low-dose cardio-selective blocker. One study showed ... Read More

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