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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

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.

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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.

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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

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.

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Ativan/Ibrophen: Added sedation is expected. Review with your doctor.

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What are some common side effects for Ativan?

What are some common side effects for Ativan?

Ativan s/e: Mainly sedation, feeling sleepy. Dizziness or confusion can occur but less common with low doses. Tell prescribing doc if you are sensitive to meds in general or Ativan type meds. Ask for the lowest possible dose to start and increase gradually with doctor supervision. Take care.

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Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Maybe: What dose can give you a feeling of euphoria depends on multiple things. Dose, age, height, weight, metabolism, etc can all be a factor.

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How often take 1mg ativan (lorazepam) safetly?

Ativan (lorazepam): What does your prescription say? Ativan (lorazepam) is generally prescribed every 6 to 8 hours but you should take it as prescribed by your doctor!

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Can I take. 5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Can I take. 5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Not a problem if: Ok if the same MD is prescribing or if different MDs that they both know. Also be careful w Ativan and Lunesta both addicting

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is. 5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required

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How to reduce. 75 ativan (lorazepam) taken 2x a day?

Anxiety, Ativan: Accuretic for Blood pressure side effects may be- dizziness, headache, sleep problems, upset stomach, and diarrhea. • Anxiety can have similar symptoms. Let wise woman in you ask: • Stresses in life causing anxiety • Reasons to take Ativan 0.7m/day and Duration • Tolerance • Use of Alcohol Discuss with Psychiatrist • Medication benefits, side effects • Decrease dose • Therapy for stresses

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What's the best benzo to replace ativan (lorazepam)?

Depends: This question is not specific enough, sorry. It all depends on what you and your doctor are seeking to treat, duration needed, and other variable that are specific to you.