A 44-year-old member asked:
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is it safe to take lorazepam after a local anasthetic at the dentists' office?

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Dr. Earl Sandroff
43 years experience Dentistry
Different animals...: Local anesthetic is just that...A locally injected drug. Lorazepam is a sedative sort of oral medicine i presume you are talking about. Similar to valium. Most people would take either one of these before a dental appointment to ease anxieties about the upcoming events. But...If you can take the shots but don't like the dental work..It would take an hour to get the Lorazepam to kick in.
Answered on Oct 23, 2017
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Dr. steven Present
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Lorzapam ( ativan) is a drug like valium. There is no contraindication to take it after having a local anesthetic from your dentist.
Answered on Aug 21, 2017
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