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Ativan Before Mri
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
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
Dr prescribed me Ativan 0.5mg by mouth every 6H for vertigo & sched MRI later. Wat happens if I take it if BP, pulse, and RR are w/in normal limits?
Ativan is sedating:
Hi, Thank you for your question.
You would feel sedated. Your BP HR and RR could lower but it may not be clinically significant.
Hope that helps. Contact me if you have any other questions :-)
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I am having pvcs. Echo showed normal heart function as well as blood work. EKG showed pvcs but nothing else. Can I take 2 mg of Ativan to have an mri?
Yes, the Ativan: Will not have a direct cardiac affect or any effect on the PVCs. ...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 more
Overdosing: If you are considering overdosing on Ativan (lorazepam) or any other medication or substance, please don't. You can go to an emergency room, dial 911, or call 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- the national suicide prevention lifeline. They will connect you with local resources to help you. ...Read more
Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction. ...Read more
Sedative: Fairly immediate onset benzodiazepine, the class of drugs that are used to reduce anxiety, sedate or put to sleep, also used for seizures (to stop them quickly) and sometimes for dizziness or nausea because of the sedation, but also can cause amnesia. Sometimes used to relax muscles but the reason is because of the CNS sedation. Useful, but very addictive. ...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
In general, no: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...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
Ativan + Hydroxyzine:
Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension.
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan
•Use of Alcohol
•Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension
•Reasons to add Hydroxyzine
See a Psychiatrist for:
•Benefits and side effects
•Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan
•Therapy for stresses of life
•Meditation ...Read more
Lorazepam (Ativan) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications. These suppress certain brain chemicals which is intended to reduce anxiety.
However, side effects may include short-term memory loss and sedation, among others.
Speak with your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more