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Alcohol And Lorazepam
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Instructions indicate "do not drink alcohol with lorazepam." non-alcoholic beers are up to .05% alcohol. Safe to imbibe them?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible
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
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
I was prescribed one 1 mg Lorazepam to keep my calm for an MRI. I've never taken it until today. How long should I wait before I can have any alcohol?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.
How long after last dose of ativan (lorazepam) ( i take 6 mgs a day) is it safe for me to consume alcohol?
My boyfriend mixed the pills lorazepam and Zoloft (sertraline) and he had some alcohol too. He said that he is starting to feel weird ?
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?
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
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