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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).

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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 would it take for ativan to leave one's system if they took. 5mg twice a day for 10 days?

How long would it take for ativan to leave one's system if they took. 5mg twice a day for 10 days?

Ativan and drug test: Generally benzodiazepines (ativan is one of them) take up to 7 days to clear with chronic use - see https://www. Practicalpainmanagement. Com/treatments/pharmacological/demystifying-benzodiazepine-urine-drug-screen-results. None of the OTC remedies will work - don't waste your money. The only solution is time - or having a script for the ativan.

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I take ativans 0.5 mg when needed and was wondering if still good when expired december 11 2016 I would need them right about now?

Expiration: If stored properly this drug would continue to be safe and effective long beyond the "expiration" date.

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I had 0.5 mg of Ativan at 8:30 am and 0.5 mg at 11:30, it is now 3 pm and I would like to go out for some drinks with friends. Is this okay? I don't plan on taking anymore Ativan.

I had 0.5 mg of Ativan at 8:30 am and 0.5 mg at 11:30, it is now 3 pm and I would like to go out for some drinks with friends. Is this okay? I don't plan on taking anymore Ativan.

Ativan and alcohol: You should be safe as long as you don't overdo it with the drinks. Both ativan and alcohol are central nervous system depressants - you might notice that become sleepy sooner or feel drunk sooner. IT is NOT safe to consume alcohol and ativan at the same time.

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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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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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What is it like to be on the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

What is it like to be on the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

Sedative: Fairly immediate onset benzodiazepine, the class of drugs that are used to reduce anxiety, sedate or put to sleep, also used for seizures (to stop them quickly) and sometimes for dizziness or nausea because of the sedation, but also can cause amnesia. Sometimes used to relax muscles but the reason is because of the CNS sedation. Useful, but very addictive.

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I've took 8mg of ativan (lorazepam) in an hiur. Is that overdosing? What shold I do? Thanks

I've took 8mg of ativan (lorazepam) in an hiur. Is that overdosing? What shold I do? Thanks

Yes. Call doctor: The average dose of ativan (lorazepam) in my patients is 1 - 2 mgs per dose. None of my patients takes more than that. You should call your doctor and discuss this, especially why you took the amount you did.

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Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension •Reasons to add Hydroxyzine See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation

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Switching from ativan (lorazepam) to klonipon. What can I expect?

Ativan to Klonopin: The effect of Ativan for Anxiety lasts for about 6 hours; and for Klonopin it is 8 hours or more. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety •Reasons to switch to Klonopin See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance •Habit forming of both Medications •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Reaxationl

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Is ativan (lorazepam) used for depression?

Is ativan (lorazepam) used for depression?

No: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine usually used for the treatment of anxiety. It may also be used to help with the anxiety symptoms sometimes associated with depression.

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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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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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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.