San Jose, CA
A 41-year-old male asked:
not a regular benzo user. took 1mgativan hr before flight-panic &claustrophobia issues. didn't sedate much so had beer 1.5 hrs later. that relaxed me?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Your question?: I'm not sure exactly what your question is. Benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) have a very similar effect on our bodies as alcohol,both acting on the GABA receptor. Alcohol and Ativan (lorazepam) have an additive effect. A single beer without Ativan (lorazepam) may not have had much effect but the combination apparently helped. One should be cautious combining Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol but if you were still anxious I'm glad it helped.
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