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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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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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Is it safe to use Ambien (zolpidem) and ativan together?

Is it safe to use Ambien (zolpidem) and ativan together?

Maybe: If used at same time, sleep depth and duration will increase, maybe dangerously. People who have developed tolerance to one or both drugs will have less trouble, but may still have trouble. Consult your doctor before combining them. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a 0.5 Mg Ativan (for flight) around twelve hours after taking a 10mg Ambien (zolpidem)?

Ambien (zolpidem) and ativan: At risk for excess sedation; be careful; judgement will be slowed and a bit impaired; don't drive; b e with someone; take no alcohol; ...Read more

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Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Whata the precursers to taking atarax, ativan, and ambien (zolpidem) togrther?

Precursers: Please do not take any medications that have been taken together unless prescribed by your doctor. Call your doctor for further advice! Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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I been taken ativan for anxiety and ambiem for sleep. Recently the 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) is not doing anything. can I take a little more. please help?

I been taken ativan for anxiety and ambiem for sleep. Recently the 10mg of ambien (zolpidem) is not doing anything. can I take a little more. please help?

Caution: Ambien (zolpidem) is not intended for long-term sleep problems. You may be developing tolerance to 10 mg dose already. You're also taking Ativan and Codeine which interact to increase side effects eg., dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Review with prescribing doctor to consider an antidepressant for anxiety. Your sleep may improve as well. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/expert-answers/ambien/FAQ-20058103 I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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87 yr old taking care of wife with alzh. getting no sleep can I take ambien (zolpidem) at night? I take Ativan during the day for anziety

87 yr old taking care of wife with alzh. getting no sleep can I take ambien (zolpidem) at night? I take Ativan during the day for anziety

Stress: You are to be congratulated for your dedication to your wife as this is a huge burden. Would not recommend Ambien due to sleep walking risk and relatively rapid tolerance. You might do better with Lunesta (eszopiclone) or Trazadone. Phone your doctor about these approaches. However, if reversal of sleep-waking cycle affecting your wife, you may need outside help in dealing with all of this. ...Read more

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Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety? Can I safely switch between Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?

Can I safely use Ambien for sleep, then Xanax (alprazolam) during the day for anxiety?  Can I safely switch between  Xanax (alprazolam) or Ativan If I find one works better?

Your question sounds: like there may not be a prescribing physician involved with this, or at least you don't say anything about the advice of that physician. Benzodiazepines are not necessarily the best treatment for chronic anxiety states like generalized anxiety disorder, panic and especially not PTSD. Antidepressants work without producing tolerance and with much less of a risk of dependency. Talk to the prescriber ...Read more

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Does GABA or L-theanine interfere with benzos like ativan or ambien (zolpidem)?

Usually no: They can be taken together but why do you need them in the first place, depending on age which you do not provide. ...Read more

Ambien (Definition)

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