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How long should I wait after adivan can I drink

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
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 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
25 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): Although a low dose, it is wise to taper the dose, under your doctor's supervision, and continue behavior therapy to help with your depression/anxiety ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Don't: Ativan (lorazepam) is not recommended to be used while drinking alcohol. It may potentiate the alcohol. To be safe wait 24 hours.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Tolerance: If Ativan (lorazepam) no longer affects you then why continue to take it?
A 29-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 45-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 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
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
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