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

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

Urine (Definition)

Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more


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How long does ativan (lorazepam) stay in my urine? Say if I were to take some today....

How long does ativan (lorazepam) stay in my urine? Say if I were to take some today....

Depends: The half-life of Ativan (lorazepam) is 14 hours. This means that it takes 14 hours for half of the medication to leave your system. So you would have 1/4 of the medication in your system in 28 hours and 1/8 in 42 hours. ...Read more

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How long is ativan (lorazepam) detectable in a urine drug screen?

How long is ativan (lorazepam) detectable in a urine drug screen?

Less than a week: Typically this drug is not detectable by the urine drug screen after 4 to 5 days. It depends on the condition of your liver and if other drugs are present and competing for metabolism. It also depends on the sensitivity and specificity of the test itself. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I took 2mg of ativan (lorazepam) december 3 2014. will it be gone from my urine by january 8th 2015?

I took 2mg of ativan (lorazepam) december 3 2014. will it be gone from my urine by january 8th 2015?

Yes: Its half life is 12 hours, so it's all gone after about a day. It peak of effect occurs at 2 hours and then actual effect wanes rapidly after that. Hence, this short effect and half life, typical of all benzos, makes for it's high propensity to create cravings and start the steep abuse and dependence cycle if used chronically. Take care. ...Read more

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I took7 mg of ativan (lorazepam) last dose on the 27th will my urine be clean by the 12th. L? I don't use all the time

I took7 mg of ativan (lorazepam) last dose on the 27th will my urine be clean by the 12th. L? I don't use all the time

HIGH Ativan (lorazepam) dose: 7 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) is a very high dose, so you must have a big tolerance for it whether or not you "use all the time." ativan's half-life is 10-20 hours, longer in women. This means it will be approximately 5 half-lives, or at least 100 hours to eliminate the medicine from your system. It sounds like you could be using Ativan (lorazepam) for other than prescribed purposes -- not healthy for you in long run. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking until ativan (lorazepam) can be detected in urine?

How many hours after taking until ativan (lorazepam) can be detected in urine?

Benzos: Benzos can be detected up to eight weeks commonly in urine tests. The standard answer is one to six weeks with the variation due to chronic use versus one time use. It is easily detected for a very long time in many cases. ...Read more

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I took 7mgs or 14mgs (small white pill) of ativan (lorazepam) over a 4 day span. My last dose was the 27 february how long before undetectable in urine?

I took 7mgs or 14mgs (small white pill) of ativan (lorazepam) over a 4 day span. My last dose was the 27 february how long before undetectable in urine?

HIGH Ativan (lorazepam) doses: Your Ativan (lorazepam) quantity has changed since your last message, but the time required for eliminating it from your body is still the same: at least 100 hours from last dose. If you're taking 7-14 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) that is not prescribed for you, this still sounds like substance abuse with tolerance to ativan (lorazepam). Your doctor is a good resource for help with this problem. ...Read more

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I took 1, 0.5mg Ativan (lorazepam) 3 weeks ago and have a pre employment urinalysis, will it show up in my urine?

I took 1, 0.5mg Ativan (lorazepam) 3 weeks ago and have a pre employment urinalysis, will it show up in my urine?

Benzos in urine: Assuming you only took only one 0.5 mg Ativan (lorazepam) tablet over 21 days ago your urine should be clean. The half-life of Ativan (lorazepam) is 14 hours. ...Read more

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I have had two urine screens, both did not show any benzos in my system but I take 1 mg. Ativan every night for the past two months. Any insight?

I have had two urine screens, both did not show any benzos in my system but I take 1 mg. Ativan every night for the past two months. Any insight?

Unreliable: I personally feel that these urine drug screens leave a lot to be desired. If you had the screen done in the afternoon or evening, and you take it at night, it may have been out of your system. Did you get in trouble because it wasn't in your system? ...Read more

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How many half lives does it take for ativan (lorazepam) to be out of your system for a urine drug screen?

About 10: The half life of Ativan (lorazepam) is 12-18 hours and in general it takes about 10 half lives for levels to be below detection. ...Read more

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I weight 150 lbs. I took two. 5 Ativan (lorazepam) will I be able to pass a urine drug screen in 14 days?

I weight 150 lbs. I took two. 5 Ativan (lorazepam) will I be able to pass a urine drug screen in 14 days?

Probably: If detected, it will probably be under threshold for a positive. Please don't take that stuff without talking with your physician first. It can be bad for you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ativan and xanax (alprazolam) when it comes to blood and urine sample testing?

What is the difference between ativan and xanax (alprazolam) when it comes to blood and urine sample testing?

Not much difference: Both medications belong to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Ativan is lorazepam and Xanax is alprazolam. Both drugs show up on drug screening under benzodiazepines. They both are relatively short acting and are clear from the urine in about 4-7 days. ...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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How long does percocet, vyvance and ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system so that they show up in blood and urine drug tests? I take low doses.

How long does percocet, vyvance and ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system so that they show up in blood and urine drug tests? I take low doses.

Blood and Urine Test: Percocet can be detected in the urine for 2-3 days; vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can be detected in the urine for up to a week; and, Ativan for three days in the urine. Blood levels of all three are undetectable after 2-3 days under ordinary metabolism and an intact p450 enzyme system. ...Read more

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Can one dose of Ativan (lorazepam) or Propranolol cause tremors and dark urine? About to see cardiology today. Just wondering.

Can one dose of Ativan (lorazepam) or Propranolol cause tremors and dark urine? About to see cardiology today. Just wondering.

Not that I know of: Both drugs, in fact, REDUCE tremor in most people. Dark urine is usually just related to dehydration, but if you are normally hydrated and it still appears dark, a urinalysis is the place to at least start. Cannot tell you what is going on without a more complete history of the problem, as well as more medical information. Talk to your cardiologist about it. ...Read more

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Urine is brite day-glo yellow, worse in am. Odd, taking no supplements taking tamoxifen, ativan (lorazepam) & levothyroxine. Severe fatigue & muscle weakness?

Urine is brite day-glo yellow, worse in am. Odd, taking no supplements taking tamoxifen, ativan (lorazepam) & levothyroxine. Severe fatigue & muscle weakness?

Discuss with MD: Sounds like the effects of vitamins, some energy drinks can have this effect as well. If no dietary source may just be concentrated urine. However, if any symptoms, such as burning when voiding, new sense of urgency when having to void, or change in frequency of voiding, you may need to be seen sooner. Of note; some medications can cause change in the urine color as well. ...Read more

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How is ativan (lorazepam)?

For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia. Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information about the medication is all that you desire. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is ativan (lorazepam)?

What is ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes. ...Read more

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Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Overdosing: If you are considering overdosing on Ativan (lorazepam) or any other medication or substance, please don't. You can go to an emergency room, dial 911, or call 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- the national suicide prevention lifeline. They will connect you with local resources to help you. ...Read more

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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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How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

Wise Use of Ativan: I commend you for wanting to use Ativan wisely.
Use Ativan for following symptoms if their intensity is 7 or more on a Scale of 10:
• Excessive worrying and brooding
• Mind racing
• Restlessness
• Difficulty in concentration
• Irritability
• Upsetness
• Muscular tension
•Physical symptoms due to Anxiety
•Avoid Alcohol
Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Ativan (lorazepam) tolerance, what to do?

Ativan (lorazepam) tolerance, what to do?

Wean off ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is meant for short term use or occasional rescue use only. This is because people will develop tolerance and dependence on ativan (lorazepam).
For persistent anxiety an long term anxiety controller medication should be used.
Ativan (lorazepam) must be weaned off slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Yes: No interactions were found between ativan (lorazepam) & ibuprofen using a drug interaction checker. That does not mean the a reaction isn't possible. ...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