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How long should I wait after adivan can I drink

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Forever: Alcohol never did any body any good and you should not drink. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat mi... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam) & alcohol: Ativan (lorazepam) will stay in your system for about 8 hours. The sedative effect of alcohol adds to the effect of the ativan (lorazepam). I would re... Read More
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) usually lasts 4-6 hours, after that drinking in moderation is ok, assuming u r not intending to get drunk, as that causes need for ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Depends: Depends more on the length of time you've been on the Ativan (lorazepam). If you are on a standing dose of 1 or more doses daily then, it may take a ... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): Serum 1/2 life is 12 to 15 hours.. Want to go at least 5 half lives - I think you need to wait a little longer before ingesting alcohol.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Tolerance: If Ativan (lorazepam) no longer affects you then why continue to take it?
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
Family Medicine 26 years experience
75 hours: Half life of ativan (lorazepam) is about 15 hours. Normally need 5 half lives to clear 95% of drug from system, so about 75 hours. DO NOT MIX THIS W... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christine Forest
Psychiatry 26 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 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Likely fine: The Ativan (lorazepam) should be fully metabolized within 8-12 hrs, and should offer little interaction if you have a cocktail or glass of wine tonigh... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 13 years experience
Yes: Yes taking the two can depress your central nervous system and impair your breathing or cause decreased respiratory drive. It can also impair your jud... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Would not: I would not mix alcohol and ativan, (lorazepam) at all.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Leszkowitz
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Somewhat : about 6 hrs after taking .5 of Ativan should not then have much off an additive affect to the alcohol but more then 4 alcoholic drinks in 1 day is con... Read More

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