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Ativan Allergy In Children
Allergy definition: A true allergic reaction to Ativan or any medication (or food) involves either the development of hives or rash and/or difficulty breathing, throat constricting. Such reactions need to be treated with Benadryl or, in severe cases, epinephrine. Often people say they have an allergy when it's really an adverse reaction or intolerance. For Ativan, that might be dizziness or sedation or agitation ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Very rare: Allergic reactions to Ativan (lorazepam) and other benzodiazapines are quite rare. Hives or other skin eruptions sometimes occur, but seldom and may related to fillers in the tablet/capsule rather than to the medication itself. Side effects, especially at higher doses are more common and included drowsiness, slowed thinking, slurred speech--think effects of alcohol. ...Read more
Brief random pains in the back if head? I have allergies, am taking ativan and toprol (metoprolol) xl.
I'm enemic w/acid reflux & anxiety & allergies & fibro. How would you fix me. I'm more a naturalist but do take a couple. Ativan-omeprazol iron-clariti?
You have complex: Medical condition and your expectation is unique. I believe you need to have one regular physician that you need to see and follow up regularly. It would be inappropriate to give you specific recommendation with out evaluating you properly. Good luck. ...Read more
Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.
Can bioidentical progesterone, Biest, testosterone, Ativan, Prozac, allergy nasal sprays slow tracer from entering gallbladder during HIDA?
I took Luna children's sleep aid that contains 10mg of valerian and 0.2 melatonin. 3 hours later can I take. 25 Ativan to help me sleep?
Yes, it is safe if: The Ativan has been prescribed by your doctor for episodic use. If you are having recurrent sleep issues, it is important to follow up with your doctor for further assessment as daily Ativan can be habit forming. Melatonin is a chemical made naturally by the body and it is safe to take up to 5 mg before bedtime. ...Read more
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
• Difficulty in concentration
• Muscular tension
•Physical symptoms due to Anxiety
Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more
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
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
• Use of Alcohol
Discuss with Psychiatrist
• Medication benefits, side effects
• Decrease dose
• Therapy for stresses ...Read more
Depends: This question is not specific enough, sorry. It all depends on what you and your doctor are seeking to treat, duration needed, and other variable that are specific to you. ...Read more
In general as dr. Nemerof explained, it is used for short term use. At our center we have been using it only for short term in acute stress, dentist, flight or other specific infrequent phobias, due to its short action and interdose withdrawal with consequent elevation of baseline anxiety, we have not been using it for generalized anxiety disorder /long term
good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan or another Benzodiazepine
•Use of Alcohol
•Stresses in life causing Anxiety
See a Psychiatrist for:
•Benefits and side effects
•Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan and Benzodiazepine
•Therapy for stresses of life
•Visual Imagery of National Parks ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam) doses: Three milligrams of Ativan (lorazepam) is not a low dose, esp. For a 63 yo. If one takes that much Ativan (lorazepam) every day for at least one month, one could have some withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop. Ativan (lorazepam) can be and is addictive. There are other, safer treatments for insomnia. You should never take more than prescribed-NEVER. Having Ativan (lorazepam) without a prescription is a felony. Be very careful and good luck. ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam): U need to talk to your prescribing doctor first before changing any medications. ...Read more
Yes: You can take your medication. It's safe. ...Read more
Ativan side effects:
Having following side effects of Ativan may ake you feel sick:
• abnormal coordination
• Memory disturbance
• Muscle pain
See a Psychiatrist for
benefits and side effects of Ativan
Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more
Depends: The dosage fir any medication us dependent in the condition for which it is being treated as well as the condition of the person being treated. Suggest you talk to your treating md about use of this medication. ...Read more
Many: If you look at the package insert or the pdr there are many, but here are the most common: sedation, memory loss, confusion, dizzyness, loss of focus, paradoxical agitaton in children and the elderly, delirium, addiction, withdrawal, falls in the elderly. The list goes on but these are the most common of the worrisome side effects. ...Read more
Yes: Yes you can under the supervision of your physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant which also helps with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Ativan is used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular Lexapro (escitalopram) use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency. ...Read more
DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic agent. It can cause respiratory depression which means you stop breathing. Please seek help immediately if you or someone you know has taken an overdose or is planning on taking an overdose. This is not something to play around with at all! ...Read more
Okay: No worrisome drug interactions between Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron). Zofran (ondansetron) is for nausea and vomitting, and is a safe medication. Ativan is an anxiolytic, you are advised when taking this medication to not operate heavy machinery, and to not drive. Zofran (ondansetron) does not increase nor decrease the affects of Ativan. I hope that this information is helpful. ...Read more
Melatonin and Ativan:
Ativan is used for Anxiety
Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. Used for insomnia.
Melatonin may cause sleepiness Taking melatonin along with Ativan may cause too much sleepiness.
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan and Melatonin
See Psychiatrist for
•Side effects and cumulative effects
•Therapy for stress, anxiety, insomnia
•Breathing Relaxation ...Read more