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how long should i wait to drink after taking .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? 24 hours?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Ativan (lorazepam) & alcohol: Ativan (lorazepam) will stay in your system for about 8 hours. The sedative effect of alcohol adds to the effect of the ativan (lorazepam). I would recommend avoiding alcohol for 6-8 hours after a dose and avoid driving.
Answered on Jul 2, 2019
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