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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can i take percocet and ativan (lorazepam) at the same time?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 38 years experience
Yes: However, they are both sedating, so the combination increases the risk of CNS depression (impaired concentration, alertness, sharp thinking, etc) and motor function (driving, coordination, etc). At high doses, respiration (breathing) can be impaired. It's a risky combination, but not out of the question.
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Dr. Ester Kwok
Internal Medicine 34 years experience
Generally no: Percocet and Ativan (lorazepam) are both respiratory suppressants. Generally, people should not take them at the same time. However if one is terminally ill, then any medication for comfort is ok. The best one to answer this question is your doctor, who knows your individual medical history.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 34 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is for anxiety, Percocet for pain. Taking both at same time causes more sedation.
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Last updated Oct 1, 2020

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