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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. ...Read more

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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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Can I take percocet and ativan (lorazepam) at the same time?

Can I take percocet and ativan (lorazepam) at the same time?

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

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My drug screen results were negative, why? I take percocet and ativan (lorazepam) on a daily basis, my screen results did not find them in my system. Knowing that i take my meds daily, i cannot understand why they did not show.

My drug screen results were negative, why? I take percocet and ativan (lorazepam) on a daily basis, my screen results did not find them in my system. Knowing that i take my meds daily, i cannot understand why they did not show.

Many possiblereasons: Oxycodone may not show up on a drug screen unless the screen is specifically geared to that drug. Ativan (lorazepam) should show up, but it depends on the dose. If you are on a low dose (0.5 mg a day) it may be negative. Also, if you are drinking large amounts of water, it dilutes your urine to where drugs may be below the detection limit of the test. ...Read more

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I was prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2x/day today by a specialist who knows I take 10mg Percocet 5x/day. I've read that it is not safe to mix the two and I don't want to cause more problems than I have already. Is this safe? What could happen? Suggesti

I was prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) 2x/day today by a specialist who knows I take 10mg Percocet 5x/day. I've read that it is not safe to mix the two and I don't want to cause more problems than I have already. Is this safe? What could happen? Suggesti

Talk with doctor: The combination of opiates (Percocet) and benzodiazepines (Ativan) can depress respiratory function and be a problem. They are frequently used together however. Adding a sleep aid such as Ambien (zolpidem) makes this even more risky (think of Heath Ledger) so you should discuss your concerns with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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Why didn't my medicine "percocet" or "ativan" show up in my drug screen? I have a herniated disc in my lower back and panic attacks, i take my medicine daily, just as prescribed, but neither showed up in my drug test... Can you help me?

Why didn't my medicine "percocet" or "ativan" show up in my drug screen? I have a herniated disc in my lower back and panic attacks, i take my medicine daily, just as prescribed, but neither showed up in my drug test... Can you help me?

Percocet : Percocet is a narcotic (opiate class) pain medication made up of a combination of oxycodone and Acetaminophen (tylenol). It would show up in a drug test as oxycodone or as an opiate depending on the test. Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine called Lorazepam used for anxiety and a few other problems. Since Ativan (lorazepam) is the brand name, it usually show up in drug tests under it's generic name Lorazepam or as a benzodiazpine which is it's class of medication. If nothing showed up in your urine drug test and you are taking these medications daily as prescribed, you may want to call your doctor and have it repeated. ...Read more

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I ve taken 20mg of percocet for dental pain i'm having, can I take my ativan (lorazepam) 0.5 mg only an hour after the percocet?

I ve taken 20mg of percocet for dental pain i'm having, can I take my ativan (lorazepam) 0.5 mg only an hour after the percocet?

Not recommended: Both of these drugs have additive affects. They both cause respiratory depression. Care must be taken when combining sedatives with narcotics and don't ever mix with alcohol. You need to cut done on the percocet, that is a fairly high dose for dental pain. ...Read more

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How long does percocet, vyvance and ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system so that they show up in blood and urine drug tests? I take low doses.

How long does percocet, vyvance and ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system so that they show up in blood and urine drug tests? I take low doses.

Blood and Urine Test: Percocet can be detected in the urine for 2-3 days; vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) can be detected in the urine for up to a week; and, Ativan for three days in the urine. Blood levels of all three are undetectable after 2-3 days under ordinary metabolism and an intact p450 enzyme system. ...Read more

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I HAVE HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. I WAS PRECRIBE ATIVAN (lorazepam) 2X DAY AND 2 PERCOCET 10/325 6X PER DAY. WHAT ARE THE DETOX SYMPTOMS WEANING OFF OF ATIVAN (lorazepam) AND PERCOCET 10/325. WITH EACH DOSE I DO NOT TAKE I FEEL SICKER AND SICKER.

I HAVE HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. I WAS PRECRIBE ATIVAN (lorazepam) 2X DAY AND 2 PERCOCET 10/325  6X PER DAY. WHAT ARE THE DETOX SYMPTOMS WEANING OFF OF ATIVAN (lorazepam) AND PERCOCET 10/325.  WITH EACH DOSE I DO NOT TAKE I FEEL SICKER AND SICKER.

Withdrawals : Almost flu like symptoms with muscle ache ,nausea with vomiting , sometimes diarrhea. Loss of appetite , feelings of weakness and apathy , sometimes shaking and chills with runny nose. Most of the worst can occur during the first 24-36 hours . Sometimes one can minimize these symptoms by decreasing the pain meds by 10%, per day . This can best be accomplished by increasing the time interval btwn ...Read more

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Can percocet and ativan (lorazepam) be taken together?

Can percocet and ativan (lorazepam) be taken together?

Use caution: Percocet is a narcotic pain med and Ativan is a benzodiazepine. They are both sedating drugs that can cause drowsiness, impaired coordination, slowed respiration, cognitive dulling and dizziness. I would advise caution using both of them together. They should not be used together at high doses. Perhaps you can try a less potent analgesic like a non-steroidal med such as Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can you take percocet with antivan?

Can you take percocet with antivan?

Yes but cautiously: Combining an opiate (percocet) with a benzodiazepine (ativan) can be fatal. Make sure that you are under a doctors care who is familiar with both of these medications and knows you are taking both. ...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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Can you take ativan (lorazepam) and trazadone at the same time. I take 100mg of trazadone at night and three .5 Ativan (lorazepam) daily as needed.

Can you take ativan (lorazepam) and trazadone at the same time. I take 100mg of trazadone at night and three .5 Ativan (lorazepam) daily as needed.

Yeah, I guess: Trazodone is an antidepressant generally used for its side effect of making people sleepy. Ativan is a potentially addictive sedative that is often used for anxiety but is only supposed to be used SHORT TERM. They have slight interaction, and you might be sleepy from that (when you go to bed). This interaction is mild and often beneficial. ...Read more

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Can you take Valium and percocet at the same time?

Can you take Valium and percocet at the same time?

You can, but: It's not a good idea. They will both be sedating and cause you to be drowsy. If your physician has prescribed these for you, please ask him/her about the timing of doses. If you do take both, you should definitely not drive. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 750mg of methocarbamal and 5-325mg of percocet at the same time or should i space it out?

Is it safe to take 750mg of methocarbamal and 5-325mg of percocet at the same time or should i space it out?

Pain: Space it out, but most importantly, get off narcotics. They have a tendency to worsen chronic pain, lead to addiction and expose you to significant side effects including death. Try non narcotic pain medications and modalities. ...Read more

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Can you take Percocet 10mg an restoril (temazepam) mg at the same time.

Can you take Percocet 10mg an restoril (temazepam) mg at the same time.

Drowsiness: The combination of these two drugs would not generally be recommended because of side effects. Percocet is a strong narcotic and is a moderate dose. One of the common side effects of narcotics is drowsiness and it can suppress your breathing. Restoril (temazepam) is a sleeping aid and can have the same effects, in fact, this is the desired effect of Restoril (temazepam). I'd recommend NOT taking these together. ...Read more

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Can you take naproxen and percocet at the same time?

Can you take naproxen and percocet at the same time?

Yes: however, both can be irritating to your stomach lining: I suggest staggering doses by 1-2 hours and always take medication with food. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take motrin and percocet's at the same time?

Is it safe to take motrin and percocet's at the same time?

Yes: Percocet contains Acetaminophen (tylenol) and oxycodone. Motrin contain ibuprofen. It is safe to take them both at the same time. Do not take Percocet and Acetaminophen (tylenol) at the same time. It could damage your liver. ...Read more

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I have a prescription for dilaudud and Percocet for kidney issues. Can I alternate them Every 6 hours? I know not to take them at the same time.

I have a prescription for dilaudud  and Percocet for kidney issues. Can I alternate them Every 6 hours? I know not to take them at the same time.

Be very careful.: Both are highly addictive medications and if taken too long or too much, it can actually damage your kidneys. Please go back to your doctor to ask him how long you will take the medication because it is not a long term solution to kidney stones. The answer is to get rid of the stones and there are many ways. ...Read more

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My Ativan (lorazepam) is as needed .5 3x a day, Can I take two at one time? As long as I don't take more then 3 in one day.

My Ativan (lorazepam) is as needed .5 3x a day, Can I take two at one time? As long as I don't take more then 3 in one day.

Great Question : The truth is that you CAN take two at a time. The real question is SHOULD you? Ativan (lorazepam) is a short-acting anti-anxiety medication that is very effective. When the effect wears off, patients are inclined to take more. This sets the stage for over-use, misuse and possibly abuse. Talk to your doctor before altering your medication dose or schedule. There are many options to managing your symptoms. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could i take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 2mg ativan together 3 times a day?

Please tell me, could i take 1 mg Xanax (alprazolam) and 2mg ativan together 3 times a day?

No: You shouldn't. It is irrational to use two benzodiazepines at one time. If it is being prescribed, your prescriber may not be aware of the dangers (or irrationality) of using two potent benzos together. If it is not being prescribed, you are clearly having benzodiazepine abuse. This combination produces significant physical dependency, and should not be stopped abruptly but tapered. Seek help. ...Read more

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Do I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first? How much time should lapse before I take the other?

Do I take my zantac (ranitidine) or ativan first? How much time should lapse before I take the other?

It Matter Doesn't: As well, It Doesn't Matter! How's that for illustrative purposes. No time needs to elapse....Torpedo away.... More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi You may make appointments by using my Key Code of: PDXFNR ...Read more

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Are there any major concerns with taking a small dose of Ativan (lorazepam) here and there for anxiety. Usually take just a few times a month. ?

Are there any major concerns with taking a small dose of Ativan (lorazepam) here and there for anxiety. Usually take just a few times a month. ?

Yes and no: No problem, this is a reasonable treatment for anxiety IF directed by a trained professional who is following the diagnosis and response. But if this is done without medical,supervision, it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I'm 69 year old female & a long time user of Ativan. Present dosage is .5 mg. which I take nightly. How long should I take to withdraw from it? Ideas?

I'm 69 year old female & a long time user of Ativan. Present dosage is .5 mg. which I take nightly. How long should I take to withdraw from it? Ideas?

Speak to your doctor: Without having a detailed history on the need and dosing of the Ativan, your past medical history, other drugs etc etc it is very difficult to provide a tapering schedule per se. Please speak with your prescribing doctor familiar with the above to create a schedule for you. ...Read more

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Oxycodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Oxycodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more