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Dr. Jane Steiner
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Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more


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I understand there are better alternatives..but will low dose Ativan (lorazepam) help with tension headaches?

I understand there are better alternatives..but will low dose Ativan (lorazepam) help with tension headaches?

See pcp: for evaluation/proper diagnosis of headaches. Follow your doctor's treatment. Ativan (lorazepam) is not intended for headaches and can be addicting. Do be honest about use of all meds including OTC/supplements, alcohol/drug use and current life stresses. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Wgat are the best alternatives that are non medicated to replace ativan (lorazepam)?

Relaxation/therapy: Need to figure out need for ativan--then try non medical approaches--as an aside i once worked out 40 hrs/wk with tae kwon do ; told a colleague it was great stress management--he said--"why don't you just take a valium!"! :). ...Read more

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How is ativan (lorazepam)?

For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia.Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information about the medication is all that you desire. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is ativan (lorazepam)?

What is ativan (lorazepam)?

A Mild Tranquilizer: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the benzodiazepine family of medications. Ativan when prescribed and taken appropriately can be used for the short-term relief of mild anxiety. It is addictive and has potential for abuse. Close monitoring is important. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest interval. Other members of this family include valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use. ...Read more

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Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Overdosing: If you are considering overdosing on Ativan (lorazepam) or any other medication or substance, please don't. You can go to an emergency room, dial 911, or call 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- the national suicide prevention lifeline. They will connect you with local resources to help you. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) before work?

Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects. ...Read more

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How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

Wise Use of Ativan: I commend you for wanting to use Ativan wisely. Use Ativan for following symptoms if their intensity is 7 or more on a Scale of 10: • Excessive worrying and brooding • Mind racing • Restlessness • Difficulty in concentration • Irritability • Upsetness • Muscular tension •Physical symptoms due to Anxiety •Avoid Alcohol Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Ativan ( lorazepam ) tolerance, what to do?

Ativan ( lorazepam ) tolerance, what to do?

Wean off ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is meant for short term use or occasional rescue use only. This is because people will develop tolerance and dependence on ativan (lorazepam). For persistent anxiety an long term anxiety controller medication should be used. Ativan (lorazepam) must be weaned off slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen ?

Ativan/Ibrophen: Added sedation is expected. Review with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Maybe: What dose can give you a feeling of euphoria depends on multiple things. Dose, age, height, weight, metabolism, etc can all be a factor. ...Read more

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How often take 1mg ativan (lorazepam) safetly?

Ativan (lorazepam): What does your prescription say? Ativan (lorazepam) is generally prescribed every 6 to 8 hours but you should take it as prescribed by your doctor! ...Read more

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is .5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required ...Read more

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How to reduce .75 ativan (lorazepam) taken 2x a day?

Anxiety, Ativan: Accuretic for Blood pressure side effects may be- dizziness, headache, sleep problems, upset stomach, and diarrhea. • Anxiety can have similar symptoms. Let wise woman in you ask: • Stresses in life causing anxiety • Reasons to take Ativan 0.7m/day and Duration • Tolerance • Use of Alcohol Discuss with Psychiatrist • Medication benefits, side effects • Decrease dose • Therapy for stresses ...Read more

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Dr. James Hall
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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