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Is it safe to take melatonin and ativan

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably okay: They may be additive in producing drowsiness or sleep. . You are better off using melatonin by itself for sleep, as ativan (lorazepam) is mainly an a ... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: This is usually safe, but it will depend on many individual factors. Consult your doctor to determine what is right in your circumstances.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: There are no contraindications.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes, it is safe if: the Ativan has been prescribed by your doctor for episodic use. If you are having recurrent sleep issues, it is important to follow up with your doct ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: This combination should be safe if taken as your doctor prescribes. These are both benzodiazapines. They may potentiate one another.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
Probably: There is not a definite concern about taking both together. If you have another sleep problem, the two (especially together) could mask a significant ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Do you need to?: The first question I must ask is why do you feel you need both? Have you tried either one alone? Did your doctor advise the combination? You should ... Read More
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes no contraindications.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
34 years experience Sleep Medicine
Drug interactions: Melatonin is used to advance sleep onset, and phosphatidylserine is usually used or promoted for brain function. Taking them together should not be a ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Scott Naftulin
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: These medications are compatible.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Harris
32 years experience Family Medicine
No.: Vicodin is a narcotic, which is a sedative and may contribute to respiratory sedation. Alprazolam has the same action, but is a benzodiazepine. This ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not really: That particular combination of medicines is highly sedating, which may impair coordination, driving and balance.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Lexapro (escitalopram): As prescribed, yes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Holmes
33 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: You would want to be aware of the possibility of increased sedation and headaches, but this combination is likely to be safe.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Hoffman
20 years experience Clinical Psychology
Serotonin: Always is to run it by your prescriber. Sometimes that isn't helpful. Don't just take it. Check interaction checker like: http://reference.medscap ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Medications: Yes. Of course.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Steele
58 years experience Psychiatry
Probably unnecessary: Both are benzodiazepines with a moderate (temazepam average 11 hours, Lorazepam average 15 hours) half life. Lorazepam is more potent, milligram for ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
With caution: Although technically no drug-drug interactions are listed for the 2, both cause sedation & might have an additive effect. Be sure how the combination ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicholas Stratas
60 years experience Psychiatry
Melatonin ok: Melatonin wi Xanax and Zoloft is ok. However speak to your doctor about your continuing sleep problem. You maybe better off taking the Xanax just befo ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
39 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Yes, these may be safely taken together as long as it is under the supervision of a physician and they are being taken as prescribed. Best wishes to y ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
37 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: it should be ok to use them together.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Gerstman
30 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: According to www.Epocrates.Com, no significant interactions are documented but as always one needs to be careful when taking more than one medicaiton.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Sucgang
16 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and No: Zofran can cause palipitations and cardiac arrhythmias. Taking a combination of medications always requires caution. I would try to space the use of ... Read More

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