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A 38-year-old member asked:

Should you wait 24 hours after ativan (lorazepam) dose to drink alcohol?

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Dr. Christine Forest
Psychiatry 27 years experience
The two do not mix: If a doctor recommended Ativan (lorazepam) to you, it is likely you suffer from some type of anxiety. Alcohol will make it worse. Also, Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol do not mix. They just make you more sedated, you can end up addicted to both and your anxiety will actually get much worse. My advice: treat the anxiety and stop drinking. Ever considered aa? I think it could help you. A lot.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

Is it okay to drink alcohol if I have not take. Ativan (lorazepam) in 24 hours?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 34 years experience
Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to ativan, (lorazepam) i would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before drinking alcohol. Since, it has been longer than 24 hours, you are safe to consume alcohol in a responsible fashion.
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A male asked:

I was wondering if i can drink alcohol 24 hours after taking lorazepam.

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Avoid or just a bit: If you rarely take the drug, most will be out of your system (half-life) but it will be possible for the drink to have a bigger effect. Prepare - don't be the driver, drink as little as possible and slowly and eat too. Aboid if you're worried about it. Best!
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Last updated Oct 23, 2018

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