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Does Ativan Make You Gain Weight
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
Either one: It can cause either weight loss or rare rapid weight gain according to www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more
Rare wt gain Ativan (lorazepam): Lorazepam if anything more commonly although not all that commonly causes weight loss. On those extremely rare occasions where it can cause weight gain, the weight gain tends to be rapid and it is quite obvious that it is due to the medication. If you notice rapid weight gain obviously tell your practitioner as soon as possible so that is an alternative treatment can be found. ...Read more
What does rapid weight gain mean? I take Ativan (lorazepam) every once in a while so would I see any signs of weight gain by now or could I gain weight each time?
Does ativan (lorazepam) help OCD and intrusive thoughts? Does it cause weight gain? What would you recommend.
Yes but not longterm: Ativan, (lorazepam) a benzodiazepine, can help with anxiety related behaviors and thoughts. However, it is not an ideal choice for long term use because one can develop tolerance for this group of drugs. Behavioral therapy is foundational for you to be able to het better with or without meds. Exercise can also be very helpful. Med choice may include an ssri. ...Read more
Haven't seen any:
I've prescribed Ativan (lorazepam) for many years and weight has never come upas an issue. That doesn't mean it couldn't happen, but I haven't seen it with ativan (lorazepam). Definitely there is a weight gain issue with many of the other psychoactive medications, but even when some are known to put on weight some people don't do that. We're all different.
If your dr is prescribing Ativan (lorazepam) there must be a reason. ...Read more
I have been taking. 5 mg ativan (lorazepam) for almost 4 months almost everyday sometimes even 1mg. I am 22 years old and weight about 110 lbs. I feel like I can't function without it and at night my anxiety gets really bad. During the day I have horrible
The anxiety may be the problem but the ativan (lorazepam) may not be the right treatment. You are quite young to be taking a lot of ativan (lorazepam). See your doctor and you may also need an antidepressant to help control the anxiety and lessen the need for so much ativan (lorazepam).
Best wishes. ...Read more
My son is taking ativan (lorazepam). 5 mg. Works ok but makes him lose weight. 25lbs in 6 1/2 months. This makes his anxiety go up. What other pill works like ati?
Chronic use Ativan (lorazepam):
While this is a very common story, it is not good medicine to be on daily or chronic use of benzodiazepines. Ativan (lorazepam) is in this class of drugs.
It sounds like he is having negative effects from this and he should, in my opinion, stop the medication and get to his psychiatrist...Or choose a new mental health provider to discuss safer and more effective drugs to prevent anxiety ...Read more
Had a couple of drinks tonight and have a denist appnt at 8am and need to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam).Will I be ok? 5 foot 9 and weight is 250 pounds
It should be ok: If you have only two drinks like two glasses of wine or two beers, or two shots of spirits, half of it will be metabolised in 4 hours and more than 75% in 8 hours and you can safely take 2mgm of ativan, (lorazepam) but you should not drive after finishing with dentist as you will be drowsy and not fit to drive. ...Read more
I weight 150 lbs. I took two. 5 Ativan (lorazepam) will I be able to pass a urine drug screen in 14 days?
Probably: If detected, it will probably be under threshold for a positive. Please don't take that stuff without talking with your physician first. It can be bad for you. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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.
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
• Difficulty in concentration
• Muscular tension
•Physical symptoms due to Anxiety
Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Accuretic for Blood pressure side effects may be- dizziness, headache, sleep problems, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
• Anxiety can have similar symptoms.
Let wise woman in you ask:
• Stresses in life causing anxiety
• Reasons to take Ativan 0.7m/day and Duration
• Use of Alcohol
Discuss with Psychiatrist
• Medication benefits, side effects
• Decrease dose
• Therapy for stresses ...Read more
Depends: This question is not specific enough, sorry. It all depends on what you and your doctor are seeking to treat, duration needed, and other variable that are specific to you. ...Read more
In general as dr. Nemerof explained, it is used for short term use. At our center we have been using it only for short term in acute stress, dentist, flight or other specific infrequent phobias, due to its short action and interdose withdrawal with consequent elevation of baseline anxiety, we have not been using it for generalized anxiety disorder /long term
good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan or another Benzodiazepine
•Use of Alcohol
•Stresses in life causing Anxiety
See a Psychiatrist for:
•Benefits and side effects
•Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan and Benzodiazepine
•Therapy for stresses of life
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Ativan (lorazepam) doses: Three milligrams of Ativan (lorazepam) is not a low dose, esp. For a 63 yo. If one takes that much Ativan (lorazepam) every day for at least one month, one could have some withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop. Ativan (lorazepam) can be and is addictive. There are other, safer treatments for insomnia. You should never take more than prescribed-NEVER. Having Ativan (lorazepam) without a prescription is a felony. Be very careful and good luck. ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam): U need to talk to your prescribing doctor first before changing any medications. ...Read more
Yes: You can take your medication. It's safe. ...Read more
Ativan side effects:
Having following side effects of Ativan may ake you feel sick:
• abnormal coordination
• Memory disturbance
• Muscle pain
See a Psychiatrist for
benefits and side effects of Ativan
Therapy for stresses of life. ...Read more
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
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