A 46-year-old member asked:
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ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

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Dr. Lynn Cornelius do
Specializes in Family Medicine
No too much sedation: Ativan is a tranquilizer used short term or occasionally for anxiety. Hydroxyzine is used for itching and can also be used as a tranquilizer. Both medications cause drowsiness and should not be used together. An alternative to Hydroxyzine for itching would be an over the counter antihistamine that does not cause sedation such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Krishna Kumar
55 years experience Psychiatry
Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension •Reasons to add Hydroxyzine See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation
Answered on Oct 10, 2019
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
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Not really: You can skip the hydroxyzine. You are more than likely to experience excessive drowsiness.
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See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable.
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Dr. Al Hegab answered
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No: Hold either Ativan (lorazepam) or hydroxzine, if taken together would increase risk of CNS depression
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Dr. David Campbell
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Yes: Try to use the Ativan (lorazepam) only when needed. You can become dependent.
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