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See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The FDA approved, label dosages for insomnia are from 25-50 mg nightly. We use this medication off-label routinely to treat morning sickness in pregnant women at higher doses than this. Overall it is a very safe and well tolerated medication. It can cause urinary retention in older people with prostate or bladder issues though. ...Read more
Caution Required: Both drugs have similar "mechanisms of action." therefore, the effects they produce are "additive" and, in theory, can pile up to create more effects than would be predicted if each drug were taken by itself...Almost as if 1+1=3! both drugs produce sedation and have anti-histamine properties. So, excessive sleepiness or agitation can happen. Be cautious..Speak to your provider or pharmacist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Xanax (alprazolam), (alprazolam) chlorthalidone, and Chlonidine be taken together? Xanax (alprazolam) .5 3x day, chlorthalidone 25mg daily, Chlonidine .1 3x day
Is it safe to take lithium 1200mg Zoloft 50mg seroquel 500mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg daily?
Possibly: You should be receiving the care of a psychiatrist and if you are getting appropriate management for your condition including periodic blood work checking for serum lithium levels hemoglobin a1c and blood lipid levels you should be fine. It may be helpful to get an ekg at some point to check for first degree heart block that can sometimes happen with lithium administration. ...Read more