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Ativan For Ibs
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
Irritable bowel syndrome? Can it be due to elevated gliadin antibody iga. Ativan (lorazepam) kept the IBS under control for over 20 years but not now.
IBS not celiac sprue: Gut symptoms of pain, diarrhea/constipation with gliadin IgA sounds like celiac sprue-confirm diagnosis with bowel biopsy. Rx is dietary exclusion of gluten-lifelong. Ibs symptoms usually not associated with celiac sprue (gliadin iga). Gluten containing foods also have carbohydrates that may not be fully digested, cause symptoms. Other foods can initiate symptoms too. ...Read more
MY psch doc put me on Buspar (buspirone) after stopping ativan. Now I have several bouts vomiting daily, am very irritable, and IBS is out of control. 3 months on?
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
Both are benzodiazepine receptor agonists and are strong anti-anxiety medications with abuse potential and a host of side effects including sedation/dangerous while driving. They can have a dangerous withdrawal if not appropriately tapered.
Xanax has faster onset and is more quickly metabolized. See:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2172250-overview ...Read more
Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer:
Ativan is for Anxiety.
Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity.
Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn.
Due to possible tolerance with Ativan and lack of improvement, Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety
•Tolerance with Ativan
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more
You cannot mix: Them safely but your doctor canGet a more detailed answer ›
Possibly, not likely: Ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) being a benzodiazepine, could cause disinhibition in a manner akin to what occurs in alcohol intoxication and this could lead to hyperactivity and impulsivity. If you taking Ativan (lorazepam) that is prescribed, I would consider describing your side effects to the prescribing physician. If you using Ativan (lorazepam) recreationally, I would stop doing so as this could be dangerous. ...Read more
Not adviseable: You can, but I wouldn't advise it. Taking 2 sedating medications at the same time is never a good idea. ...Read more
Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Ativan, a benzodiazepine, and Atarax, (hydroxyzine) an antihistiamine, can exacerbate the drowsiness and can lead to sedation. These side effects impair one's ability to execute functions such as driving or operating machinery. Recommending discussing with your doctor first and getting clearance. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
Both: Both medications can be addictive. Xanax (alprazolam) acts quickly which is why it is desired by most people. Ativan acts relatively quickly as well but not as immediate as xanax (alprazolam). Both medications can be addicting and should only be taken as needed or as advised by your physician. ...Read more
This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist.
It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more
Use caution: Percocet is a narcotic pain med and Ativan is a benzodiazepine. They are both sedating drugs that can cause drowsiness, impaired coordination, slowed respiration, cognitive dulling and dizziness. I would advise caution using both of them together. They should not be used together at high doses. Perhaps you can try a less potent analgesic like a non-steroidal med such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more
Treating M.D.: Either your anesthesiologist or your surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Can't prescribe benzodiazapines on HealthTap.Get a more detailed answer ›