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

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

6 to 8 hours active: Ativan (lorazepam) is a mid range benzodiazepine with an active period of 6-8 hours of sedation. After 6-8 hours, Ativan passes again through the liver. Now the liver breaks the Ativan into 2 parts- each part has no psycho-active effects. Lower dosages are used for geriatric adults and medically debilitated patients. Their bodies are slower to metabolize Ativan into its 2 inactive parts. ...Read more

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How long does .5 Ativan/ lorazepam stay in your system? will water help clear it quickly?

Measurable for days: The drug effects should last less than 24 hours in someone your age, but the drugs can be measured for many days after you have ingested them. ...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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I took 2 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) at 7 pm yesterday. I was wondering if it would be ok for me to have a few drinks at 2pm today. Will it be out my system?

I took 2 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) at 7 pm yesterday. I was wondering if it would be ok for me to have a few drinks at 2pm today. Will it be out my system?

Ativan (lorazepam): Two mgs of ativan (lorazepam) is a strong dose and it's effect may be dissipated after 12 hours but there is some possibility that there may be some interaction with alcohol after 17 hours if you're a slow metabolizer. If you feel any residual effect of the medication, Don't drink alcohol especially if you're going to drive. ...Read more

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Which drug stays in your system longer, ativan or xanax (alprazolam)?

Which drug stays in your system longer, ativan or xanax (alprazolam)?

Benzodiazepines & UA: They are literally the same chemicals. If you need to pass a ua they may be in the system up to six weeks. Benzodiazepines stay around a very long time. ...Read more

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I'm on .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) daily. Can i just go off it? Also how long does it stay in my system if i wanted to have a drink? Been on it for a year.

I'm on .5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) daily. Can i just go off it? Also how long does it stay in my system if i wanted to have a drink? Been on it for a year.

Do NOT stop w/o Doc: It is usually recommended not to use this drug for longer than 4 months without clear reasons. It is always recommended that the drug be tapered with the help of a physician. Ask that physician to tell you when you might be safe to have any alcohol. The risk seems to be that the combo will be dangerously much stronger. So, if & when you do drink - have very low proof & a very small amount. Best! ...Read more

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Took 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) and a half of 1mg at midnight. can I drink at 6pm? one margarita .Will I die? drinking with Ativan (lorazepam) in my system makes me more loopy.

Took 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) and a half of 1mg at midnight. can I drink at 6pm? one margarita .Will I die? drinking with Ativan (lorazepam) in my system makes me more loopy.

No but...: you really shouldn't mix them. The combination with make you drunk very quickly and depress your breathing. It is very dangerous. ...Read more

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I just took my first dose of ativan (lorazepam). 1/2 of a .5 mg tab and I feel hyper. Is this normal? How long is it in my system? Will I be able to sleep?

I just took my first dose of ativan (lorazepam).  1/2 of a .5 mg tab and I feel hyper.  Is this normal?  How long is it in my system?  Will I be able to sleep?

Paradoxical response: This is not an uncommon phenomena. I would note your response to benzodiazepines, and not take them anymore. If you can't sleep tonight try a little over the counter Benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more