A 31-year-old male asked:
is having one alcoholic beverage 8 hours after a 1 mg lorazepam dose contraindicated, and-if so-what specific pathophysiolgy will be elicited?
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Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes and No: Lorazepam stays in your body for 24 hours, yet you may be fully alert. Adding alcohol on top of it may make you a bit more sleepy but you can have one drink without any major harm. But do not drive after drinking, if you must drink.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
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Benzo: Is a benzodiazepine, a controlled substance, highly regulated by the fda. Used for many conditions, but should not be used as a first line agent. Won't mentioned specific conditions because every patient is so unique and we cannot generalized.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
What is lorazapan?
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Family Medicine 16 years experience
Anti-Anxiety: Lorazepam is a medication in the benzodiazepine family that is commonly used to treat symptoms of anxiety. It is sometimes taken 2-3 times per day but should only be used as prescribed as it does have potential for habit forming behaviors (addiction).
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A 27-year-old member asked:
What are the common uses of lorazepam, and how often can it be used? Long term?
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Psychiatry 36 years experience
Lorazepam: Is a short acting benzodiazepine, which is a class of medications to treat anxiety. However, it is also used for insomnia, for chemotherapy related nausea and to stop seizures. Because it is short acting, it's use in anxiety should be limited. The better way to treat anxiety is to prevent it from happening. Long term use would not be good.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Lorazapam is what i'm on now works great but is it a problem with casual drinking?
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Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Please refrain from: Drinking and taking a drug like lorazepam.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
How do I slowly wean myself off of lorazepam?
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Psychiatry 28 years experience
Variable withdrawal: Everyone is different, and benzodiazepine withdrawal can vary, depending on age, individual metabolism, underlying psychiatric disorders, dose, and length of time taking the medication. This should never be attempted without the supervision of a qualified physician. If you are on a fairly high dose (4-8 mg/day), you should plan on months of tapering this medication safely.
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Last updated Aug 17, 2017
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