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How long after taking. 5 of a 1mg Ativan would it be safe to drink alcohol?

How long after taking. 5 of a 1mg Ativan would it be safe to drink alcohol?

Should be avoided: Ativan and alcohol are synergistic meaning they will double their effect and cause unwanted side effects and behavior. I'd avoid the combination to get a more consistent effect. Ativan typically lasts 6-8 hrs so after that time frame it would be safe to drink alcohol possibly. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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Should you wait 24 hours after ativan (lorazepam) dose to drink alcohol?

Should you wait 24 hours after ativan (lorazepam) dose to drink alcohol?

The two do not mix: If a doctor recommended Ativan (lorazepam) to you, it is likely you suffer from some type of anxiety. Alcohol will make it worse. Also, Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol do not mix. They just make you more sedated, you can end up addicted to both and your anxiety will actually get much worse. My advice: treat the anxiety and stop drinking. Ever considered aa? I think it could help you. A lot. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol if I have not take. Ativan (lorazepam) in 24 hours?

Is it okay to drink alcohol if I have not take. Ativan (lorazepam) in 24 hours?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to ativan, (lorazepam) I would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before drinking alcohol. Since, it has been longer than 24 hours, you are safe to consume alcohol in a responsible fashion. ...Read more

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What can happen if you drink alcohol 10 hours after.50 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? Stop breathing?

What can happen if you drink alcohol 10 hours after.50 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? Stop breathing?

Dangerous: Drinking alcohol while taking Ativan (lorazepam) may increase your risk of certain Ativan (lorazepam) side effects, such as:
drowsiness
dizziness
problems with coordination
unusual behavior
memory problems.
It may also slow both the heart and breathing, which can cause you to pass out, have difficulty breathing, or even lead to death. ...Read more

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I took 1 tab of 1 mg ativan (lorazepam) 11 hours ago. Is it safe to drink alcohol?

I took 1 tab of 1 mg ativan (lorazepam) 11 hours ago. Is it safe to drink alcohol?

Probably: In moderation. Ativan and alcohol work on the same receptors (GABA) in your brain. ONE dose of Ativan 11 hours ago is largely gone from your system. One glass of wine or one beer 12 hours before or after taking lorazepam is probably ok assuming normal liver function and no other drugs or meds in your body. ...Read more

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I took. 5mg of ativan (lorazepam) at 8am today. Is it safe for me to drink alcohol tomorrow night around 9pm?

I took. 5mg of ativan (lorazepam) at 8am today. Is it safe for me to drink alcohol tomorrow night around 9pm?

Should be ok: Ativan (lorazepam) has a very short half life. This means it's out of your system and has no effect after a few hours. That being said, at 20, it is illegal for you to drink alcohol as the drinking age is 21. ...Read more

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I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

No guarantees: Is a small dose, however about 1/2 of the medication is still in your system so you should be careful how much you drink and definitely do not drive. ...Read more

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I just started Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ativan and neither label said anything about alcohol consumption, would drinking be safe?

I just started Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ativan and neither label said anything about alcohol consumption, would drinking be safe?

How much?: The effects of alcohol mixed with meds are usually additive. Depending on the individual's biodhemistry drinking might be safe - but you would need to be careful about quantity. Think about dirnking - but less.
If you or family members have drinking problems, then drinking at all is a gamble. ...Read more

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Ativan, pill cnt: 16, . 5 mg, took two per day. Klonopin, (clonazepam). 5mg, 30 cnt, took one four days ago after running out of ativan. When can I drink alcohol?

Addiction: Never. That is the best answer in your case and for your life. These drugs should never be taken together. They should only be taken sparingly. And when on such medications it is unsafe to drink. Have you considered sobriety? ...Read more

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I'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. I took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack. Would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? It is my 30th bday.

I'm on 1mg ativan (lorazepam) prn for ocd/anxiety. I took 1 today -tues- following a panic attack. Would it be safe to drink alcohol on sat.? It is my 30th bday.

Yes but: Its hard to know from the info you provided but be careful. Even if you are not taking Ativan (lorazepam) on the day you plan on drinking it can alter your tolerance and perhaps give you some unpredictable effects. Even moderate alcohol consumption and this med is dangerous. Have fun without it. ...Read more

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I took 2 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) yesterday at 7 p.m. I wanted to drink a few alcohol tomorrow at around 2 p.m. Would the Ativan (lorazepam) have worn off by then?

I took 2 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) yesterday at 7 p.m. I wanted to drink a few alcohol tomorrow at around 2 p.m. Would the Ativan (lorazepam) have worn off by then?

Most likely: Since the half-life is about 12 hrs and at least three half-lives have past by then you should be OK as long as you have normal liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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I have anxiety day after drinking alcohol. Can I take my ativan (lorazepam). 5 mg?

I have anxiety day after drinking alcohol. Can I take my ativan (lorazepam). 5 mg?

Absolutely not: Why drink alcohol if it makes you anxious? That is my first question for you. Your history of pancreatitis suggests that it is not good for. Alcohol and benzos (which includes Ativan) can be a lethal combination. You can do one or the other at any given window of time. Also, talk with your doc about anxiety management. Meditation and relaxation training can help.
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Is. 5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

Is. 5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

This class of: Medications is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detoxification. However, it is one of the more addicting medications in this class. Detox should be medically supervised, contact a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety...took one right after drinking a whole store bought kombucha just saw label says trace amt of alcohol- freaking out

Prescribed 1mg Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety...took one right after drinking a whole store bought kombucha just saw label says trace amt of alcohol- freaking out

Don't worry: If the drink contains a trace amount of alcohol, it's not likely to cause much reaction with ativan (lorazepam). Be cautious hereafter about consuming alcohol with the ativan (lorazepam), however. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

Can you drink alcohol while taking L-tyrosine?

I do every thanksgiv: L tyrosine is a normal amino acid found in meat. There is no more interaction between it an alcohol than meat and alcohol. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking tamiflures?

Not Advised: It is not advised to drink alcohol when you are ill regardless if you are on medication or not. That then gets much more specific in that you are not to drink alcohol when on medication for an acute illness such as the flu. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Can you drink alcohol while taking penicillin?

Yes: No problem taking penicillin class antibiotics with alcohol but keep it in moderation. If you have a significant infection it would be best to abstain until the infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Can you drink alcohol while taking decongestants?

Etoh & decongestant: Greetings. You can in moderation drink alcohol and take decongestants. Saline nasal wash is a great natural decongestant. ...Read more

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Why Cant You Drink Alcohol While Taking Vandazole?

Vandazole: There is the potential for an interaction that will cause nausea and vomiting. It is a very unpleasant explosive vomiting. You also can turn red all over. It is the same type of reaction that occurs with Ant-abuse a medication given to help alcoholics not drink. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol while taking propranolol 20mg?

Careful: There are some described interactions, with an increased risk of hypotension or bradycardia (symptomatic low HR or BP), although 20 mg is a pretty low dose for propranolol. ...Read more

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Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim?

Can or should you drink alcohol while taking Bactrim?

Would hold off.: Using Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole / trimethoprim) & Alcohol together may cause rapid heart rate, nausea, vomiting & warm / red skin. These would be unpleasant side effects. ...Read more

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Are z-paks dangerous? And can I drink alcohol while taking?

?: No medicine is 100% safe. In fact, tylenol (acetaminophen) is probably in the top 3 medicines causing severe health problems and hospitalizations. Z-paks are used for specific types of infection. An infection is far more dangerous than a Z-pak. So you use it when needed. You should not drink alcohol when taking any antibiotic, including a z-pak. ...Read more

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Should I be fine to drink alcohol while taking st john's wort?

Should I be fine to drink alcohol while taking st john's wort?

Not recommended: Using st. John's wort together with alcohol can increase nervous system side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol. Don't risk hurting yourself, or others. Good health! ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking antybioticks?

Is it possible for you to drink alcohol while taking antybioticks?

Don't know, but...: Since there are no double-blind, randomized control trials to answer this question, can't tell you for sure. However, the question that I have is - since antibiotics are usually given only for a few days, if you don't feel like you can safely refrain from drinking alcohol for even that period, might you be struggling with an alcohol problem. Please discuss this with your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking zpak?

Can I drink alcohol while taking zpak?

Zpack/alcohol: Not good idea. Can have more stomach irritation & headaches. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking difucan?

It is always prudent: Not to drink while you are on medication. However, I did not find any interaction between alcohol and difulan. Unfortunately it seems you can drink. ...Read more

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Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Can I drink alcohol while taking amox tr-k?

Alcohol & antibiotic: If you are on antibiotics for an infection, that means your body needs help. Alcohol is actually a toxin- although we are not used to thinking of it that way. So I don't think it's a good idea really to be drinking when on antibiotics for something. That said, there aren't any major drug interactions to worry about. Best to take it easy on yourself. ...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