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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Not recommended: If your doctor has prescribed both of these medications for you, i suggest taking them at separate times. They are both sedating and could add to eac ... Read More
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May be unwise: The 2 can interact and worsen each other's side effects. Not strictly a no but wisest to do that in consultation with your doctor who can supervise y ... Read More
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Dr. Bert Liang
Specializes in Neurology
Inadvisable: These interact, so it would be best not to do so.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Rubinowicz
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Probably safe: I doubt you would cause harm, but I would never recommend someone take Ativan after a sleep aid. You are essentially stimulating the same receptors in ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Do not stop them: Explain your concerns to your doctor. These medications should never be stopped without psychiatric supervision. Get into psychotherapy with cbt for y ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Umesh Patel
42 years experience Preventive Medicine
Insomnia: Good sleep hygiene includes going to bed and awakening at about the same time daily, including weekends and establishing a sleep routine. Avoidance p ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia.Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
19 years experience Neurosurgery
Benzo: Ativan is a benzodiazepine drug. It is also known generically as lorazepam. It has many uses including; to decrease anxiety, prevent seizures, rela ... Read More
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficu ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.
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