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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

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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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Does ativan (lorazepam) help OCD and intrusive thoughts? Does it cause weight gain? What would you recommend.

Yes but not longterm: Ativan, (lorazepam) a benzodiazepine, can help with anxiety related behaviors and thoughts. However, it is not an ideal choice for long term use because one can develop tolerance for this group of drugs. Behavioral therapy is foundational for you to be able to het better with or without meds. Exercise can also be very helpful. Med choice may include an ssri. ...Read more

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I'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. I took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack. Would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? It is my 30th bday.

I'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. I took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack. Would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? It is my 30th bday.

Yes but: Its hard to know from the info you provided but be careful. Even if you are not taking Ativan (lorazepam) on the day you plan on drinking it can alter your tolerance and perhaps give you some unpredictable effects. Even moderate alcohol consumption and this med is dangerous. Have fun without it. ...Read more

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Why does lyrica (pregabalin) and ativan make me dizzy - 63 year old female with ocd

Why does lyrica (pregabalin) and ativan make me dizzy - 63 year old female with ocd

They can: Both Lyrica (pregabalin) and Ativan work on the chloride channel they are CNS depressants and may cause dizziness alone or together. ...Read more

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Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Depression/OCD: Ocd &ocd spectrum symptoms respond best to ssri's such as lexapro, fluvoxamine. Etc. Medications like seroquel & other more potent Dopamine blockers are used as augmentation strategies. We generally try not to use short acting benzo's such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) because of interdose withdrawal, tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety (with time) please discuss with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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If you are treated for sleep apnea with a cpac machine can you still use a benzo for sleep. Am ocd/bipolar and have been using klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan years?

If you are treated for sleep apnea with a cpac machine can you still use a benzo for sleep. Am ocd/bipolar and have been using klonopin (clonazepam) or ativan years?

CPAP ; Benzo: Yes, it is possible to combine these two -- but benzos (klonopin, ativan, (lorazepam) etc) are not advisable for long periods due to tolerance ; dependence. You haven't listed your other medications for bipolar disorder or ocd, so I don't know what effect those may be having on your sleep or what other things have been tried. I agree with dr. Grin about need for sleep hygiene http://tinyurl. Com/lpcwhxt. ...Read more

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Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Both are benzos: Both Halcion (triazolam) and Ativan belong to the same pharmaceutical family - benzodiazepine. They differ in their half-life, and whether their metabolizes or break down products are active. ...Read more

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Lorazepam/ativan weird side effects?

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Lorazepam/ativan weird side effects?

Ativan (lorazepam): Paradoxical side-effect such as agitation & irritability. ...Read more

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Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Yes.: It is an uncommon, but possible, side effect. ...Read more

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Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

You can: You can take the two but just take the nyquil first you may not need the ativan (lorazepam). The nyquil contains properties which can help with anxiety but it is also sedating. You don't want to over do the sedation. ...Read more

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Could ativan (lorazepam) make you feel sick?

Could ativan (lorazepam) make you feel sick?

Ativan side effects: Having following side effects of Ativan may ake you feel sick:

Dizziness
• Confusion
Sleepiness
• abnormal coordination
Memory disturbance
Depression
Muscle pain
• Fatigue
See a Psychiatrist for
Diagnosis;
benefits and side effects of Ativan
Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

For most people -: Yes. But, it can be very sedating. Your reflexes may be slower. Don't operate vehicles or dangerous machinery on Ativan (lorazepam) until you know how it effects you. Don't mix it with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can bozos make you Xanax (alprazolam) ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos. ...Read more

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What is the dosage for ativan (lorazepam) gel?

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

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Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

NO!: The FDA has put a BLACK BOX WARNING on the simultaneous dosing of opioids and benzodiazepines. The additive sedative effect is what causes accidental death. You can choose to take one or the other, but not both together. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) be taken with percoset?

Ativan/Percocet: Excess sedation is likely, depending on the dose & how frequent u take them. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

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

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

No reports: No problems are reported of an interaction between these medications - but ALWAYS do discuss all medications and even supplements or unusual diet items w/ your providers. It helps them make better decisions for you and improves their knowledge bank too. Best! ...Read more

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Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

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

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Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

NO INTERACTION: Yes they can. No interaction between Zantac (ranitidine) and Ativan. ...Read more

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Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension.
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan
•Tolerance
•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
•Breathing Relaxation
•Music Relaxation
•Meditation ...Read more

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Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Yes: 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

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Can ativan (lorazepam) be used to treat migraines?

Can ativan (lorazepam) be used to treat migraines?

Not effective: If you have migraine, use of a tranquilizer or sedative will neither prevent or abort the headache. Many remedies are available, so seek out a headache doctor and get this controlled. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) while taking nyquil?

Dangerous: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative and nyquil contains alcohol, another sedative. There could be a risk of overdose and death; some people are very sensitive to this combination. ...Read more

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What distinguishes xantax from ativan (lorazepam)?

What distinguishes xantax from ativan (lorazepam)?

Onset, duration: 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

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Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron) together, Is it ok?

Ativan and Zofran (ondansetron) together, Is it ok?

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

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Can you take midol and ativan (lorazepam) together?

Can you take midol and ativan (lorazepam) together?

Can cause sedation.: In addition to acetaminophen, Naproxen or ibuprofen, midol contains pyrilamine which is an anti-histamine. It can cause drowsiness and dizziness which is compounded by ativan (lorazepam). I would advise you to use caution when using both, see how your body reacts, and separate the doses out as much as possible if needed. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan and restoril (temazepam) together?

Can I take ativan and restoril (temazepam) together?

Not advised: Ativan (lorazepam) and Restoril (temazepam) are both benzodiazepine tranquilizers. Their effects can add together in a potentially dangerous way. That said, sometimes doctors prescribe both, with careful instructions to take them at different times (Ativan during the day, Restoril only at night). Since "benzos" are addictive, taking 2 different kinds is doubly risky. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take melatonin and ativan (lorazepam)?

Is it okay to take melatonin and ativan (lorazepam)?

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
•Diagnosis
•Side effects and cumulative effects
•Therapy for stress, anxiety, insomnia
•Breathing Relaxation ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and ativan together?

Can I take Zofran (ondansetron) and ativan together?

Yes: According to Drugs. Com drug interaction checker no significant interactions have been reported between ativan & zofran (ondansetron). However, that is not a guarantee that an interaction could not occure. ...Read more

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How long does ativan (lorazepam) stay in your urine?

It depends: Medications are taken up into the body, reach a level, and are broken down and then excreted by the liver and the kidney. Drug studies define the usual uptake and elimination rates for normal adult animals under normal conditions (half life). Patients on high doses with poorly functioning kidneys can keep medication around for a long time. For others, rapid elimination occurs. For you? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg?

What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg?

Mild except if pregn: I agree with dr elliott, and only wish to add that it is important not to use if there is a chance you could get pregnant, or are early in your pregnancy, since it can cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) stop working after four hours?

Can ativan (lorazepam) stop working after four hours?

Yes! Memory problems: With Ativan- be careful. Without question, ssri's: paxil (paroxetine), (paroxetine) (fluoxetine (Prozac), zoloft etc) are anxiety top shelf treatment. Benzos have too many side effect tendencies with anxiety and withdrawal precisely because they are too short acting and the peaks and valleys in blood levels make side effects easy to happen. This can lead to dependence/addiction.Ask your doc about safer adjunct to paxil (paroxetine). ...Read more

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Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

Should I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first?

Zantac and Ativan: Thank you for informing about using Zantac, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole
Ativan is for Anxiety
Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole have side effect of anxiety symptoms.
Take Zantac 30-60 minutes before taking food that can cause indigestion.
Take Ativan any time when you have Anxiety is 7 or more on a scale of 10.
Discuss with your Physician
•Diagnosis –
•Taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole. ...Read more

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Can I take zopiclone and ativan (lorazepam) together?

Can I take zopiclone and ativan (lorazepam) together?

Not recommended: If your doctor has prescribed both of these medications for you, I suggest taking them at separate times. They are both sedating and could add to each other. Please ask your own physician about his/her intent with these medications, and how s/he wants you to take them. ...Read more

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Is 50mg hydroxyzine equal to 1 mg ativan (lorazepam)?

See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more