A 37-year-old member asked:
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could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

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Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Rarely alone: Ativan (lorazepam) by mouth is fairly safe. If given by IV it can stop breathing. However, if Ativan (lorazepam) is added to alcohol, narcotics, or other sedatives, the combination can be fatal. Chronic use can lead to addition and dependence on more powerful and potentially fatal drugs.
Answered on Aug 12, 2019
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