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Can I Take Ativan While Breastfeeding
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
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Safe at regular dose: This medication is considered safe at regular dose levels although some caution to monitor baby for sedation. It appears little if any med appears in the bm. ...Read more
Is 1mg sublingual ativan (lorazepam) safe to take while breastfeeding I can't seem to find much info online. Thank you!
Yes, it should be: Lorazepam has low levels in breastmilk, a short half-life relative to many other benzodiazepines, and is safely administered directly to infants. Evidence from nursing mothers indicates that Lorazepam does not cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants with usual maternal dosages. No special precautions are required. Wwwdrugs. Com. ...Read more
Anxiety, GERD, Ulcer:
Ativan is for Anxiety.
Zantac is to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and hyperacidity.
Gaviscon is for acid indigestion and heartburn.
Due to possible tolerance with Ativan and lack of improvement, Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Anxiety
•Tolerance with Ativan
•Therapy for stresses in your life
•Visual Imagery of National Parks
•Meditation. ...Read more
Not adviseable: You can, but I wouldn't advise it. Taking 2 sedating medications at the same time is never a good idea. ...Read more
Caution....: Please keep in mind that taking medications that cause drowsiness, such as Ativan, a benzodiazepine, and Atarax, (hydroxyzine) an antihistiamine, can exacerbate the drowsiness and can lead to sedation. These side effects impair one's ability to execute functions such as driving or operating machinery. Recommending discussing with your doctor first and getting clearance. Hope this is helpful. All the best. ...Read more
This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist.
It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more
Please repost: Please be more specific: How much Ativan? How often? Is the case of myasthenia asymptomatic, mild, moderate or severe? What muscle groups are most affected? Benzodiazepines modulate GABA receptors. MG is a disease of acetylcholine receptors. There is no direct interference. Any effects would be indirect. ...Read more
Yes: However, they are both sedating, so the combination increases the risk of CNS depression (impaired concentration, alertness, sharp thinking, etc) and motor function (driving, coordination, etc). At high doses, respiration (breathing) can be impaired. It's a risky combination, but not out of the question. ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
No problem: No problem if your going to beds. Just don't take it and go out driving or operating machinery. ...Read more
See your doctor: I think you meant Brintellix. I recommend my patients to check for drug interactions on Drugs. Com. According to this tool, you may be at risk for Serotonin Syndrome with the combination of Trazodone and Brintellix. This is not absolute. Your doctor will need to monitor you closely. Talk to your doctor and learn the symptoms or side effects for which you need to watch. ...Read more
Below: Yes, if it was Rxed for you by your DR ...Read more
For what reason?: Benzodiazepines do have a potential for dependence. The short term usage may not be of huge significance however. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, that's enough of a time gap. ...Read more
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