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how many hours should I wait to drink after taking 5mg of lorazepam

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Dr. Michael Jones
21 years experience Family Medicine
Alcohol?: Water? Immediately. Alcohol, probably at least 6 hours unless your still feeling its effects.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Lorazepam: Lorazepam could stay in your system for up to 2.5 days. One way to find out if Lorazepam is in you system is to do a drug screen for benzodiazepine ( ... 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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Dr. Krishna Kumar
54 years experience Psychiatry
Alcohol Abuse, Anxie: Let Wise Person in you ask: •Stresses in Life •Use of Alcohol to relieve stress •Hangovers •Blackouts •Heartburn •Use of Ativan to relieve Anxiety o ... 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 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 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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Callaghan
52 years experience Addiction Medicine
Depends.: If you take Lorazepam routinely, you should not imbibe alcohol at all.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jane Kang
Dr. Jane Kang answered
20 years experience Psychiatry
See below: Ideally, you should not be drinking alcohol if you have an anxiety disorder or taking lorazepam. If you really only take it as needed, to be safe, you ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Wolf
38 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam) & alcohol: Benzos + alcohol exacerbates the CNS depressant effects of ativan (lorazepam). This includes your breath rate as judy garland found out. The only reas ... Read More

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