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A 33-year-old member asked:

Is it safe to take .5 mg ativan (lorazepam) with 1 glass of wine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
no no: It is never safe or wise to mix this type of meds with any amount of alcohol.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Didn't your doctor tell you that this is unwise?
Oct 22, 2013

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is taking .25 mg ativan (lorazepam) with a glass of wine safe?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Depends..: If you are taking Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety then you may not need to take both. If you have a drug or alcohol problem you may want to discuss this with your dr and let him/her help you address these problems.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

How long after ativan (lorazepam) can I have one glass of wine?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Problem: It is really not about the timing, and i understand that the answer might sound extreme. First of all, you mention alprazolam, Clonazepam in your list of meds, but only ask about ativan (lorazepam). Your dr probably assumed that you would not use alcohol while on treatment with those 3 CNS depressants. We don t know when you will take or need your next ativan (lorazepam). Please ask your dr. See comment.
Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
Psychiatry 28 years experience
Provided original answer
It is not about the amount either. No alcohol should be mixed with a benzodiazepine (let alone 3). The dynamic of elimination of this agents is variable individually and over time, and depending of frequency and amounts used. Such unpredictable level makes any estimation unreliable.
Nov 6, 2013
Canada
A 30-year-old male asked:

How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is .5 mg?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Quite Low Moderate: Anxiety fighting doses range from .25 to 2mg. So, .5 is low - but not the lowest,

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