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Ativan For Ocd
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
•Side effects and cumulative effects
•Therapy for stress, anxiety, insomnia
•Breathing Relaxation ...Read more
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
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
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
•Taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole, Omeprazole. ...Read more
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
See below: There is no dosing equivelancy for these medications. They are used for different reason and are not interchangeable. ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam): Yes u can.Get a more detailed answer ›