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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Venlafaxine (Definition)

It belong to classification of snri antidepressant also help anxiety start slow go slow its approved for depression and anxiety disorder there are some common side effects important never stop suddenly always taper slowly if you ever ...Read more


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Can I take multivitamin & multi mineral while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) xr150 & Ativan.5?

Can I take multivitamin & multi mineral while taking Effexor (venlafaxine) xr150 & Ativan.5?

Yes: There are no negative interactions with taking standard multivitamin and mineral supplements with those medications. All the best. ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 150mg 6 weeks Ativan.5 2x a day for 3 weeks panic attacks are better but only when I take Ativan do I need to increase Effexor (venlafaxine)?

Effexor (venlafaxine) xr 150mg 6 weeks Ativan.5 2x a day for 3 weeks panic attacks are better but only when I take Ativan do I need to increase Effexor (venlafaxine)?

Discuss with doctor: It is certainly possible that you may need further adjustments in Effexor (venlafaxine) XR in order to achieve maximum benefit. However, it is strongly recommended that you discuss this with the prescribing doctor. Do not make any adjustments without proper oversight. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more

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Dad is prescribed ativan twice daily at. 5mg with effexor, (venlafaxine) under supervision of his family physician. Is ativan twice daily ok for the body?

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Dad is prescribed ativan twice daily at. 5mg with effexor, (venlafaxine) under supervision of his family physician. Is ativan twice daily ok for the body?

Maybe (not). . .: Doesn't matter who prescribes medication if it's not for right reason at right dose for right duration. Also depends upon possible interaction w/other medications & conditions. Age, weight & even overall health are important variables. Elderly are often less able to tolerate benzodiazepines like Ativan (lorazepam) which increase risk for confusion, falls & fractures. But it may also be worth risk. Ask his doc. ...Read more

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Taking Wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine).I have Ativan on hand as a in case of emergency however I don't find it effective. Are there alternatives I can ask for?

Taking Wellbutrin and Effexor (venlafaxine).I have Ativan on hand as a in case of emergency however I don't find it effective. Are there alternatives I can ask for?

Review w/ prescriber: Venlafaxine can increase risk of Wellbutrin (bupropion) such as rare risk of seizures; combo requires close monitoring. This limits dose of Wellbutrin and thus possibility of achieving sufficient dose to address condition. Prescriber may review your current symptom status and develop a more effective regimen. Non-med anxiety management measures can be very helpful addition. Best regards for relief ...Read more

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I take Effexor (venlafaxine) for anxiety disorder but I have trouble to sleep, should I take ativan or a sleeping pill?

I take Effexor (venlafaxine) for anxiety disorder but I have trouble to sleep, should I take ativan or a sleeping pill?

Discuss with doc: This is a question that you should discuss with the person prescribing effexor (venlafaxine). Sometimes the drug being used might interfere with sleep so first address that rather than asking about options for using a sleeping medication there are many issues to consider in choosing what is right for you. ...Read more

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Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?

Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?

Safe detox: Not on your own it isn't! I have yet to see a patient successfully detox on their own! Now if you are in a medical detox center then possibly yes! ...Read more

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Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

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

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Can I use the supplement rhodiola with the anti-depressants Paxil 40 mgs and Effexor 112mgs and the sedative Ativan 1mg or will it effect seratonlevel?

Caution w/supplement: Rhodiola is thought to affect serotonin levels, so I would advise against using it when you are already taking 2 medications that act on serotonin (the Effexor and the Paxil). ...Read more

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What to do if I'm on trazadone, effexor, zyprexa, Buspar (buspirone) and ativan. I need help and want to get off it all.?

What to do if I'm on trazadone, effexor, zyprexa, Buspar (buspirone) and ativan. I need help and want to get off it all.?

Work with your doc: It is important with all those medicines to make sure that if you are intent on getting off all of them that you work closely with your physician in creating a plan. In the same way that there can be side effects from starting meds there can be ones for some meds if they are discontinued too quickly ...Read more

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Effexor (venlafaxine) 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?

Effexor (venlafaxine) 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 (gabapentin) 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 more

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I am taking venlafaxine and rarely ativan (lorazepam) can I take vigra with these cos my libido is looks finish any side effect doc give me but I don't try van i?

I am taking venlafaxine and rarely ativan (lorazepam) can I take vigra with these cos my libido is looks finish any side effect doc give me but I don't try van i?

Few reports only: I have heard a few reports of viagra (sildenafil) increasing the libido of women, but no study has proved this to be the case. Viagra (sildenafil) and Cialis are very safe, so taking one won't hurt you. Take one, and see what happens. ...Read more

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Drank a bunch of wine with 3.5 adivan (all I have) 1 kolonopin, 600 seroquil, 900 trileptal, about 400 effexor (venlafaxine) all at once...is that harmful?

Yes: The interaction of all these t once, together, could be fatal. Since you are still around to ask the question, I would suspect that you put yourself to sleep and woke up dizzy, hung-over and any of a long list of mental and physical symptoms. If this was not a suicide attempt, it could have been. Get some psychiatric help. ...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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Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Both are benzos: Both Halcion (triazolam) and Ativan belong to the same pharmaceutical family - benzodiazepine. They differ in their half-life, and whether their metabolizes or break down products are active. ...Read more

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Lorazepam/ativan weird side effects?

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Lorazepam/ativan weird side effects?

Ativan (lorazepam): Paradoxical side-effect such as agitation & irritability. ...Read more

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Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Yes.: It is an uncommon, but possible, side effect. ...Read more

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Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

You can: You can take the two but just take the nyquil first you may not need the ativan (lorazepam). The nyquil contains properties which can help with anxiety but it is also sedating. You don't want to over do the sedation. ...Read more

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Could ativan (lorazepam) make you feel sick?

Could ativan (lorazepam) make you feel sick?

Ativan side effects: Having following side effects of Ativan may ake you feel sick:

Dizziness
• Confusion
Sleepiness
• abnormal coordination
Memory disturbance
Depression
Muscle pain
• Fatigue
See a Psychiatrist for
Diagnosis;
benefits and side effects of Ativan
Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

For most people -: Yes. But, it can be very sedating. Your reflexes may be slower. Don't operate vehicles or dangerous machinery on Ativan (lorazepam) until you know how it effects you. Don't mix it with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can bozos make you Xanax (alprazolam) ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos. ...Read more

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What is the dosage for ativan (lorazepam) gel?

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

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Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

NO!: The FDA has put a BLACK BOX WARNING on the simultaneous dosing of opioids and benzodiazepines. The additive sedative effect is what causes accidental death. You can choose to take one or the other, but not both together. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) be taken with percoset?

Ativan/Percocet: Excess sedation is likely, depending on the dose & how frequent u take them. ...Read more

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Should I continue to smoke weed on 1mg ativan?

Should I continue to smoke weed on 1mg ativan?

In general, no: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

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

Dr. Jane Steiner
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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


Effexor (Definition)

Venlafaxine is a non-tricyclic which is a kind of serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibiting drug (atypical anti-psychotic ...Read more