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Carefully: Ativan 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
This organ plays a major role in metabolism and has a number of functions in the body, including glycogen storage, decomposition of red blood cells, plasma protein synthesis, hormone production, and detoxification. It lies below the diaphragm in the abdominal-pelvic region of the abdomen. It produces bile, an alkaline compound which aids in digestion via the emulsification of ...Read more
Clonazepam: Benzodiazepines are rarely associated with elevated liver functions or clinically apparent liver injury and have not caused acute or chronic liver failure. However, there have been a few case reports about Clonazepam irritating the liver [none about Ativan] and therefore it would be considered slightly harsher.Their effect on the liver is probably due to a rarely produced intermediate metabolite. ...Read more
Depends.: All the above are potentially toxic to the liver in high doses and long term use. Valerian use is generally safe in the short term and both Ativan and alcohol are generally safe when taken sparingly and also for a short term. When you do take them, your doctor can monitor the effect on your liver. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effexor 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?
Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on metoprolol, benicar, omeorazole, allegra, synthroid, and ativan. Will any of these cause liver kidney or electrolyte issues? Or cardiac issues?
Unlikely: I guess the answer depends on whether you are a glass half empty or a glass half full person. You are not likely to have any of those adverse effects from the medications you listed, however there is no medication that is not associated with rare liver toxicity, and several of the medications on the list might have some of the other side effects you listed. Rarely. ...Read more
I abused activan fror a week and I am having pre op in 2wks will this disrupt tne labs also he is doing a liver biopsy will it be gone by then?
Talk to your doctor: Please get up the courage to be candid with your physcian/ physicians. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lately im having trouble absorbing my meds I can take 2-3 ativan and not feel a thing. This applies to other meds.What could be causing this? Kidneys?
Tolerance: Many medications , especially benzodiazapines or short acting pain medications and other tranquilizers if taken regularly wil cause you to tolerate and need increasing doses for the same affect. Not a good thing need to rehti nk the treatments and consider alternative ways to control the symptoms. Be aware if you have liver disease it may alter the metabolism of the drugs as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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