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Can I take an Ambien (zolpidem) and lorazepam at the same time?

Can I take an Ambien (zolpidem) and lorazepam at the same time?

You can, but don't: People are in charge of the pills they take, but taking these together isn't wise. The sedative properties of Ambien (zolpidem) and Lorazepam augment each other and could be a dangerous combination. Please don't take them at the same time. ...Read more

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


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I want to stop taking so many meds. Have severe insomnia and some anxiety. I take 150 trazadone, 10 ambien, (zolpidem) and. 5 lorazepam nightly. How do I do this?

I want to stop taking so many meds. Have severe insomnia and some anxiety. I take 150 trazadone, 10 ambien, (zolpidem) and. 5 lorazepam nightly. How do I do this?

Oh my gosh, it: Really wouldn't be ethical for any of us to jump in and direct treatment. This should be done under the supervision of the physician who is treating you. I will however provide some sleep tips that might help. 1. Keep regular bed ; wakening time (includes weekends). Get up same time daily.
2. Make a regular, relaxing bedtime routine: warm bath or shower, aromatherapy, reading, or listening to >. ...Read more

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Can I use Lorazepam during the day (2mg) and Ambien (zolpidem) (10mg) at night?

That's a lot...: Of tranquilizer for the day. There are better ways to treat anxiety than making a zombie out of yourself with continuous tranquilizer use day and night. ...Read more

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Could I replace the 1mg lorazepam that I have taken for 6 years as a sleep aid with something like ambien (zolpidem)? Would I still have to taper off the benzo?

Could I replace the 1mg lorazepam that I have taken for 6 years as a sleep aid with something like ambien (zolpidem)? Would I still have to taper off the benzo?

Since rebound: Insomnia should really be the only concern, a trial with Ambien (zolpidem) could certainly be warranted. Beware of the potential risk of amnesia with Ambien (zolpidem) however. This would include sleepwalking sleep talking sleep cooking or even sleep driving. Best wishes. I had recommended the taper so as to diminish the impact of the rebound insomnia predominantly. Whatever you take will need to cover the rebound insomnia. ...Read more

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Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) a day after you tried lorazapam at 2 mgs and how different is this sleep add from lorazapam.?

Can you take Ambien (zolpidem) a day after you tried lorazapam at 2 mgs and how different is this sleep add from lorazapam.?

Sleep meds: Chronically taking Ativan is not a good idea. If you are already on ativan, adding Ambien (zolpidem) for sleep is duplicating a medication. Also if you are taking Ativan during the day you should not be driving. This is the equivalent of dui, with all of its risks and rewards. ...Read more

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What does hypnotic drug mean such as lorazapam and Ambien (zolpidem) and are these really thd best to use on first time situational anxiety?

What does hypnotic drug mean such as lorazapam and Ambien (zolpidem) and are these really thd best to use on first time situational anxiety?

Hypnotics: "hypnotic" drugs are prescribed specifically to induce sleep. Ambien (zolpidem) is one. Lorazepam is a short-acting benzodiazepine with multiple uses. In low doses it can be helpful in anxiety, and in higher doses can also induce sleep. You would not prescribe Ambien (zolpidem) for basic anxiety, though. All the hypnotics can be habit forming. Non-drug methods are the first step in situational anxiety. ...Read more

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Was dizzy tense and not sleeping well, got really anxious was given lorazapam 2 mgs by mistake, then given Ambien (zolpidem) could I have some brain issue from d?

Was dizzy tense and not sleeping well, got really anxious was given lorazapam 2 mgs by mistake, then given Ambien (zolpidem) could I have some brain issue from d?

Overdoing Medicine: I would imagine the combination of these pills really knocked you for a loop. That is like having drunk three bottles of wine all at once. Please do not continue taking these together or alone in any frequent way. If you stay away from them your brain should be just fine. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: lorazepam?

Please describe the medication: lorazepam?

Sedative/tranquilize: 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 variety of physicians, . ...Read more

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Effects of taking venlafaxineer and lorazepam together?

Effects of taking venlafaxineer and lorazepam together?

Calming: Lorazepam might be temporarily prescribed early in the course of taking venlafaxine. At a low dose, the Lorazepam would be calming along with the venlafaxine. Used too much or too often, Lorazepam could cause confusion or memory lapses. Please ask your own prescribing doctor about any concerns with combining these medicines. ...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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What does ic mean on lorazepam?

What does ic mean on lorazepam?

Interchange: Ic stands for "interchange" which basically tells the pharmacy that you don't have to dispense the name brand. ...Read more

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Can Lorazepam cause nightmares?

Can Lorazepam cause nightmares?

Ativan (lorazepam): Vivid dreams possible depending on the dose. ...Read more

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Is 1 mg. Of lorazepam addictive?

Could be: One-two times is unlikely addictive. Continuous daily use can turn into addiction. ...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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Is 6mg of lorazepam a high dose?

Lorazepam dose: Lorazepam is a medication frequently prescribed for anxiety. Dose can range from 1 mg to 10 mg per day depending on the patient's needs and size of the patient. Doses can vary considerably as determined by the doctor prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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Ambien (Definition)

Zolpidem is a sleep-inducer which is a kind of ...Read more