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Lower back pain, spasms, hurt bending coming back up about a week ago. No better; which med Mobic, (meloxicam) Flexeril or Tyl/codeine? Take 0.5 Ativan 1 a day.

Lower back pain, spasms, hurt bending coming back up about a week ago. No better; which med Mobic, (meloxicam) Flexeril or Tyl/codeine? Take 0.5 Ativan 1 a day.

Talk to your doctor: Typically non-steroidals and rest is best. No heavy lifting. Conservative treatment over several weeks. ...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


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I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

Not safe.: Using Lorazepam that is ativan together with Hydrocodone that is norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should tell your doctor about all other medications you use and get approval of your doctor. ...Read more

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I took. 5 mg of klonopin (clonazepam) at 8am and it didn't seem to agree with me, how long do I have to wait to go back to the 1 mg Ativan?

4 to 6 hours: How did it "not agree" with you? The clonazepam should be wearing off within 4 to 6 hours, at least enough that a previously well tolerated medication can be reintroduced. ...Read more

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Decreasing prn meds due to all the meds I take for back issues. Is l-theanine a good substitute for ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety? How effective is it?

Decreasing prn meds due to all the meds I take for back issues. Is l-theanine a good substitute for ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety? How effective is it?

Complex situation: I don't know what dose of Lorazepam you are on or how long you've been on it. I would not however utilize l-theanine as a substitute for lorazepam. You would first have to gradually, and I mean very gradually taper down the dose of Lorazepam under the supervision of your prescribing physician. L-theanine has shown to be as effective as Lorazepam in some studies. However, it does not block Lorazepam withdrawal. After you were to withdraw from the lorazepam, your doctor would some point introduce the other over-the-counter substance to see if it would help in terms of your anxiety. ...Read more

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Will ativan (lorazepam) have still have some effectiveness that expired back in July a year ago? I got a prescription back in 2014 and it expired last year.

Will ativan (lorazepam) have still have some effectiveness that expired back in July a year ago? I got a prescription back in 2014 and it expired last year.

Expiration dates: Indicate when a batch of a medication can no longer be sold or distributed. The medication itself likely remains effective for more than two years. Take only as directed by your prescription/prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Since I switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg back to clonazepam 2mg I don't have to take 2mg somedays just. 5mg is because of the ativan (lorazepam) leaving my system?

Since I switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg back to clonazepam 2mg I don't have to take 2mg somedays just. 5mg is because of the ativan (lorazepam) leaving my system?

Klonopin (clonazepam) is more: Potent than ativan, (lorazepam) and this varies a great deal between people. However, if you have a history of seizures, and you are on a significant dose of benzodiazepines, sudden reductions may increase the chance of having more seizures. There are better ways to treat anxiety over the long haul than using benzos - psychotherapy (esp cognitive behavioral therapy or cbt), antidepressants and other meds. ...Read more

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Was on klonopin for years switched to ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days now switched back to my clonazepam 2mg on my 4th day bavk on klonopin noticed mypulse been a little low high 60 to low 70's is this normal?

Was on klonopin for years switched to ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days now switched back to my clonazepam 2mg on my 4th day bavk on klonopin noticed mypulse been a little low high 60 to low 70's is this normal?

Pulse: Your pulse rate seems to be within normal limits. However, I'm concerned with the dosage of medication you describe and recommend that you visit with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Ok so I'm on my second day back on clonazepam 2mg I switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg snd pulse is low it's 65 should I be worried?

Ok so I'm on my second day back on clonazepam 2mg I switched from ativan (lorazepam) 6mg snd pulse is low it's 65 should I be worried?

Treating Anxiety: These drugs are so similar there will be no discernible difference. The side effects will be exactly the same. And, remember these drugs are not curing or preventing anxiety. You need a fully different approach to do that. These drugs are sedatives. They do not prevent or cure anxiety. ...Read more

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I take Ativan (lorazepam) for my anxiety. Will a week off of it make my urine test come back negative? How many days until it's gone? It was. 5 mg.

I take Ativan (lorazepam) for my anxiety. Will a week off of it make my urine test come back negative? How many days until it's gone? It was. 5 mg.

Drugs of abuse (DOA): If you have been taking it daily for a while it will show up in your urine for up to seven days or so. BUT this may not be a drug your lab checks for..... If you are taking the med for a legitimate purpose and your position allows it you should not fear the drug test. ...Read more

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BP is 97/77. Cut Ativan and Norco in half to help, not helping. Been taking Toprol (metoprolol) 50mg for years. Then at night it goes back to normal. Why???!?!

BP is 97/77. Cut Ativan and Norco in half to help, not helping. Been taking Toprol (metoprolol) 50mg for years. Then at night it goes back to normal. Why???!?!

To low: Do you have any symptoms like dizziness, fatigue, lack of energy? You would be wise to see your doctor and if you have symptoms may want to cut your toprol (metoprolol) in half ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 1 mg of ativan (lorazepam) divided up within 7-8 hours. I took. 5 last night around 8 and now another hour ago I woke up in a panic and can't get back to sleep. Perscibed 0.5 2x a day as needed?

Is it safe to take 1 mg of ativan (lorazepam) divided up within 7-8 hours. I took. 5 last night around 8 and now another hour ago I woke up in a panic and can't get back to sleep. Perscibed 0.5 2x a day as needed?

It is safe: As long as not doing this regularly. But you should not drive or participate in any potentially dangerous activities while taking Ativan (lorazepam). Taking Ativan (lorazepam) regularly can lead to tolerance, dependence, and/or addiction. It is safe to take on an as needed basis. ...Read more

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Have been having constant chest pain which radiates to my back for 5 days, EKG normal, exercise intolerance, but ativan (lorazepam) relieved. What could it be? Help

Have been having constant chest pain which radiates to my back for 5 days, EKG normal, exercise intolerance, but ativan (lorazepam) relieved. What could it be? Help

Many things: I assume the above investigations are normal? Anxiety can certainly present with chest discomfort relieved with ativan (lorazepam). Problems with your stomach or digestive system may also present with chest discomfort. Be sure to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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