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How long after taking sertraline 50mg (generic zoloft) can i take ativan (lorazepam) (1mg) if i need it? doc prescribed the ativan (lorazepam) to take as needed up to 3/day

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 34 years experience
When needed: Zoloft (sertraline) is an SSRI and can take up to two weeks to reach maximum benefit in your system. The ativan will work in minutes. OK to take as needed until you get two weeks out and you should have less need for it.
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