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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

Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?

Will taking ativan (lorazepam) before knowing/confirming pregnancy (ex: taking ativan (lorazepam) 1st few weeks) harm the development of the baby?

Teratogenicity: Ativan (lorazepam) has psychogenic effect even in a developing fetus. Its accidental use early in pregnancy has not been fully elucidated as yet. There were studies that correlated its teratogenicity with craniofacial and nerve migration and formation but these are more in the 2nd trimester. Talk to your ob-gyn, they may have more info. Good luck. I'm sure you'll both be fine. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is pregnant and addicted to ativan (lorazepam).I've read a lot about sideeffects while taking this during pregnancy. How can she get off this?

My girlfriend is pregnant and addicted to ativan (lorazepam).I've read a lot about sideeffects while taking this during pregnancy. How can she get off this?

Ativan; pregnant: 1st trimester usually most serious for fetal damage from drugs. See OB for monitoring fetus. Have prescribing doc change to Buspar (buspirone) (category b compared with ativan's category d) or undertake rapid withdrawal from ativan. Use meditation, exercise, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback for anxiety. ...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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Does ativan (lorazepam) help Labyrinthitis?

Does ativan (lorazepam) help Labyrinthitis?

No: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine that give you a sensation you are drunk. With labrynthitis you feel dizziness, so theoretically the ativan (lorazepam) can make your labrynthitis worse. ...Read more

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Can i take ativan (lorazepam) with tramadol?

Can i take ativan (lorazepam) with tramadol?

only: Only if your dr prescribed it this way. They may potentiate side effects; you should consult your dr before. Best of luck. ...Read more

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