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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 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