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Whats worse for your liver - alcohol, ativan (lorazepam) or valerian root?

Whats worse for your liver - alcohol, ativan (lorazepam) or valerian root?

Depends.: All the above are potentially toxic to the liver in high doses and long term use. Valerian use is generally safe in the short term and both Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol are generally safe when taken sparingly and also for a short term. When you do take them, your doctor can monitor the effect on your liver. ...Read more

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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more


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

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

Alcohol Abuse, Anxie: Lorazepam is for Anxiety, It helps to decrease worrying, upsetness, irritability and tension; and leads to relaxation. Reflect on your reasons to use Lorazepam and Alcohol. Both are habit forming. If you do not have Alcohol Dependence problem, it is ok drink Alcohol 24 hours after taking Lorazepam. See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, and understand need for Lorazepam and alcohol. ...Read more

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Accidentally mixed lorazepam with alcohol, what to do?

Don't do it again: Depends when you did it and how much. If it was more than 4 hours ago, and you typed that question above without spelling errors, it looks like you may not have taken large doses. Any doubts that you overdid it though, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible

Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible

Depends on dose: of each. Both have sedative effects, and the effects could be more than the sum of each alone. It is probably best and safest not to mix them. ...Read more

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Can consuming lorazepam 16 hours before consuming alcohol be fatal?

Can consuming lorazepam 16 hours before consuming alcohol be fatal?

Depends: It depends on your dose of Lorazepam and the amount of alcohol. Generally speaking you should not drink at all while using benzodizepines like lorazepam, due to their interaction. If you are very concerned call 911 or go to your local emergency room. Lorazepam's half life is 12-15 hours, . ...Read more

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After taking 1 dose of .50 mg of ativan, (lorazepam) how many days do I need to wait before safely consuming alcohol?

Ativan (lorazepam): Ativan's usual duration of action is around 6 hours. Although the drug may still remain since it has a half life of 10-20 hrs. That means the longer you take this medication, the longer it remains in your system. Make sure to limit consumption to as little as possible once in a while because these both are depressants. ...Read more

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I took 2 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) yesterday at 7 p.m. I wanted to drink a few alcohol tomorrow at around 2 p.m. Would the Ativan (lorazepam) have worn off by then?

I took 2 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) yesterday at 7 p.m. I wanted to drink a few alcohol tomorrow at around 2 p.m. Would the Ativan (lorazepam) have worn off by then?

Most likely: since the half-life is about 12 hrs and at least three half-lives have past by then you should be OK as long as you have normal liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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Can i take 0.5mg.Lorazepam and drink alcohol?

Can i take 0.5mg.Lorazepam and drink alcohol?

Please don't: Of course you're in charge of what you take and don't take, but alcohol and Lorazepam are both CNS depressants. When taken together they have additive effects, resulting in increased sedation. This is a potentially dangerous combination -- in fact well-known people have died using such combinations. ...Read more

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I drank alcohol 10 hours ago and am now having bad anxiety. Is it safe to take 1mg of lorazepam?

I drank alcohol 10 hours ago and am now having bad anxiety. Is it safe to take 1mg of lorazepam?

Alcohol, Lorazepam: Using Ativan (lorazepam) with Alcohol can increase side effects- dizziness, impairment in thinking and judgment. Let the Wise Woman within you ask: Anxiety due to Alcohol • Dependence on Alcohol • Effects on your body, mind, relationships, work • Dependence on Lorazepam • Need to see Psychiatrist for assessment of Dependence on Alcohol, Lorazepam, stress • AA Meetings • Breathing and Music Relaxation ...Read more

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Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER  drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Probably: Lorazepam (Ativan) belongs to a class of drugs which can potentiate the effects of alcohol. The answer actually depends on your physical condition, particularly the health of your liver and the amount and duration of your alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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How long after last dose of ativan (lorazepam) ( i take 6 mgs a day) is it safe for me to consume alcohol?

How long after last dose of ativan (lorazepam) ( i take 6 mgs a day) is it safe for me to consume alcohol?

None: You are on a rather large dose of ativan (lorazepam). Because of this dose, i would not recommend you drinking any alcohol. It is not safe to mix them. Also, if you are on this large of a dose, likely you will always have some Ativan (lorazepam) in your system. ...Read more

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I take .5mg of lorazepam as needed, i take 2-3 times a week, i know that i cannot drink alcohol while on it, how long do I have to wait between the 2?

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See below: Ideally, you should not be drinking alcohol if you have an anxiety disorder or taking lorazepam. If you really only take it as needed, to be safe, you should not drink any alcohol on the days you take the Lorazepam (so 24 hours). ...Read more

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I take .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) everyday at 7am and .25 at 3pm. I know it is not recommend to mix with alcohol, but is it dangerous to have a few beers?

Yes: that is a lot of Ativan (lorazepam) which is a benzodiazepine (BZD). BZDs act in much the same way as alcohol. Both are sedatives and should not be mixed as they have an additive effect. I notice you are also on HCTZ which is a diuretic. This is anther reason for not drinking as alcohol inhibits ADH (vasopressin) (anti diuretic hormone) ...Read more

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Can i drink alcohol after 24 hours of taking lorazepam .25 mg?

Informational: Assuming you do not have an alcohol problem, are on any other medications, or have any medical/psychiatric issue precluding the safe ingestion of alcohol? If you ingest .25 mg of Lorazepam with a 1/2 life of 14 hours, in one day you would have about .0625 mg of Lorazepam in your system (or about 1/8 of a 0.5 mg tab, which is not very much. It is always best to ask the prescribing physician. ...Read more