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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have anxiety day after drinking alcohol.. can i take my ativan (lorazepam) .5 mg ?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marcie Berman
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Absolutely not: Why drink alcohol if it makes you anxious? That is my first question for you. Your history of pancreatitis suggests that it is not good for. Alcohol and benzos (which includes Ativan) can be a lethal combination. You can do one or the other at any given window of time. Also, talk with your doc about anxiety management. Meditation and relaxation training can help.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Anxiety: At age 27, stresses of relationships, marriage, parenting, finances can lead to anxiety and use of alcohol. It is likely that your Gastritis and Pancreatitis due to use of alcohol. Ativan is a medication for Anxiety. It can be habit forming Please see a psychiatrist for assessment of Anxiety, Alcohol use, abuse or addiction, management of your Anxiety and collaboration with Gastroenterologist.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Bad idea: Don't mix alcohol and benzodiazapines. Why would you even consider drinking alcohol if you have pancreatitis?

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can i take 0.5mg.Lorazepam and drink alcohol?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Not recommended: Alcohol can interact with Lorazepam and it is not recommended to take them together.
Last updated Dec 6, 2020


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