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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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Does naltrexone cancel out the real effectiveness of ativan (lorazepam)?

Does naltrexone cancel out the real effectiveness of ativan (lorazepam)?

Probably not: Naltrexone interferes with the actions of opiates and opioids. Ativan is a benzodiazepine (similar to valium), which is inhibited by flumazenil (clonazepam). Naltrexone and benzos are sometimes used together in treating various sorts of drug addictions. ...Read more

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Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?

Is it ok to start naltrexone and ativan during detox from alcohol while already taking Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression?

Safe detox: Not on your own it isn't! I have yet to see a patient successfully detox on their own! Now if you are in a medical detox center then possibly yes! ...Read more

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I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

I got out of rehab for alcohol and Ativan 4 days ago. While I was in rehab I was started on neurontin 600 mg tid, abilfy 5 mg qd, vistaril 50 mg q4 hrs prn, baclofen 20 mg q hs, naltrexone 50 mg q hs. I've been having tremors and I'm very dizzy when I st

Incomplete question: Unfortunately your question was cut off. To provide you the best response I will need to know the complete question. You are on some potent medications that might make you dizzy but don't stop without checking with a physician. You should have had a followup appointment. ...Read more

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Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone?

Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone?

Alcohol Abuse: I admire you for caring for your Health!
Naltrexone is used to treat Alcoholism. Naltrexone will not cause to "sober up" It is not a cure for Alcoholism.
Do not drink alcohol while taking Adavan (Ativan). This can increase the effects of Alcohol.
Vistaril may impair thinking or reactions, may cause tremors, confusion, seizures.
Discuss with Psychiatrist Alcoholism program, A.A. and Therapy. ...Read more

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Will ativan (lorazepam) have still have some effectiveness that expired back in July a year ago? I got a prescription back in 2014 and it expired last year.

Will ativan (lorazepam) have still have some effectiveness that expired back in July a year ago? I got a prescription back in 2014 and it expired last year.

Expiration dates: Indicate when a batch of a medication can no longer be sold or distributed. The medication itself likely remains effective for more than two years. Take only as directed by your prescription/prescriber. Best regards for relief. ...Read more

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Does tegretol lower the effectiveness of Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ativan...information is sketchy. Dr. is unsure.

Does tegretol lower the effectiveness of Lexapro (escitalopram) and Ativan...information is sketchy. Dr. is unsure.

Tegretol: Induces its own metabolism by increasing the 2DP P450 liver enzyme system. This may lead to an increase in the metabolism of other agents like Ativan and Lexapro (escitalopram) ...Read more

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Why does tegretol reduce the effectiveness of klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% but not ativan?

Why does tegretol reduce the effectiveness of klonopin (clonazepam) by 30% but not ativan?

Klonopin (clonazepam) vs Ativan: Tegretol induces the metabolism of drugs which are metabolized by the liver enzyme cyp 3a4. Klonopin (clonazepam) is one of these drugs, but Ativan is not. This means that in the presence of tegretol, Klonopin (clonazepam) may be metabolized faster than expected, reducing its effectiveness. ...Read more

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I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) and Ativan combined for years to combat my severe insomnia. Is there any real "danger" here aside from not sleeping at all?

I've been taking Ambien (zolpidem) and Ativan combined for years to combat my severe insomnia. Is there any real "danger" here aside from not sleeping at all?

Dependency: Risks of ongoing use of Ambien (zolpidem) & Ativan for chronic insomnia? Dependency & difficulty in withdrawing from the drugs. I think you should find a sleep specialist who can discover what's the underlying problem with the insomnia. Neither Ambien (zolpidem) or Ativan taken that long are best options for the rest of your life, wouldn't you say? More questions? Write me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-saghafi ...Read more

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Was on klonopin for years switched to ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days now switched back to my clonazepam 2mg on my 4th day bavk on klonopin noticed mypulse been a little low high 60 to low 70's is this normal?

Was on klonopin for years switched to ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days now switched back to my clonazepam 2mg on my 4th day bavk on klonopin noticed mypulse been a little low high 60 to low 70's is this normal?

Pulse: Your pulse rate seems to be within normal limits. However, I'm concerned with the dosage of medication you describe and recommend that you visit with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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What are some common side effects for Ativan?

What are some common side effects for Ativan?

Ativan s/e: Mainly sedation, feeling sleepy. Dizziness or confusion can occur but less common with low doses. Tell prescribing doc if you are sensitive to meds in general or Ativan type meds. Ask for the lowest possible dose to start and increase gradually with doctor supervision. Take care. ...Read more

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Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Can 0.5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) make u high?

Maybe: What dose can give you a feeling of euphoria depends on multiple things. Dose, age, height, weight, metabolism, etc can all be a factor. ...Read more

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Can I take. 5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Can I take. 5mg of Ativan with 3mg of lunesta?

Not a problem if: Ok if the same MD is prescribing or if different MDs that they both know. Also be careful w Ativan and Lunesta both addicting ...Read more

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Anyone familiar with ativan (lorazepam) dosage?

Anyone familiar with ativan (lorazepam) dosage?

YES: Ativan (lorazepam) comes in. 5mg 1mg 2 mg and can be given as an injection or iv. ...Read more

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Just took 12mg ativan (lorazepam) how long before I die?

Just took 12mg ativan (lorazepam) how long before I die?

Hopefully, 60+ yrs: I'm thinking that you might have a part of you that wants another chance. This was an action that certainly is serious and may have done some significant damage - but it is not a drug that is reliable for ending life. Please don't take more - it may just do more harm. Please call a suicide help line - it's confidential and can really help you get through this hard time. ...Read more

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How to know what is ativan (lorazepam) and what does it do?

How to know what is ativan (lorazepam) and what does it do?

Benzodiazepine: Which are drugs that are sedating - so used for reducing anxiety, sedation, causing sleep, stopping seizures, reducing nausea or dizziness and sometimes for muscle spasms, though primarily a sedating drug which can cause amnesia. These drugs act quickly at GABA receptors and linger there, while normal GABA quickly released. Can cause dependence and addiction. ...Read more

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Can ativan (lorazepam) get someone high if using it too often?

Can ativan (lorazepam) get someone high if using it too often?

Possibly: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine and all of the medications in this class can be abused. It is important to remember that taking too much Ativan (lorazepam) could be life threatening. However, taking Ativan (lorazepam) at appropriate doses would not make someone high. ...Read more

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Is it alright to have a few beers 6 hours after taking ativan?

No: It's never "alright" to have a few beers. No ethical doctor will tell you otherwise. Will it kill you? How much Ativan was it and exactly how many beers is "a few"?!?! ...Read more

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What does it feel like after taking ativan (lorazepam) for flying?

Sedation: And mental slowing, depending on the amount. Unless you're the pilot. .. In which case you also feel panic as you lose control of your aircraft. ...Read more

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After taking 5 mg of Ativan for seven years what are my withdrawals going to be?

After taking 5 mg of Ativan for seven years what are my withdrawals going to be?

Withdrawal Rx: In most cases, Ativan (Lorazepam) withdrawal treatment is done over a long period of time and should be done under the care of a medical professional. The detoxification process could take about eight to 12 weeks. Please place yourself in the hands of a qualified medical professional to assist you with this. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more

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I have just taken 4 Ativan (lorazepam) at 2.5mg each I normally only have 1 will I be ok?

Ativan (lorazepam): Not sure why you took 4 tablets, but if each tablet was 0.25mg. (not 2.5mg.) then you totaled 1mg. Which is not high. Let your doctor know. ...Read more

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Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Can Ativan (lorazepam) cause headaches?

Yes.: It is an uncommon, but possible, side effect. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

For most people -: Yes. But, it can be very sedating. Your reflexes may be slower. Don't operate vehicles or dangerous machinery on Ativan (lorazepam) until you know how it effects you. Don't mix it with alcohol. ...Read more

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Can bozos make you Xanax (alprazolam) ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos. ...Read more

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Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

NO!: The FDA has put a BLACK BOX WARNING on the simultaneous dosing of opioids and benzodiazepines. The additive sedative effect is what causes accidental death. You can choose to take one or the other, but not both together. ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

No reports: No problems are reported of an interaction between these medications - but ALWAYS do discuss all medications and even supplements or unusual diet items w/ your providers. It helps them make better decisions for you and improves their knowledge bank too. Best! ...Read more

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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) while taking nyquil?

Dangerous: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative and nyquil contains alcohol, another sedative. There could be a risk of overdose and death; some people are very sensitive to this combination. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg?

What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg?

Mild except if pregn: I agree with dr elliott, and only wish to add that it is important not to use if there is a chance you could get pregnant, or are early in your pregnancy, since it can cause birth defects. ...Read more

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Will taking naltrexone on accident make you really sick?

Will taking naltrexone on accident make you really sick?

Only if you are: Opioid dependent, in which case it will put you into severe withdrawal starting within 10-15 minutes of taking the pill. If you are not on opioids, it will not do anything, other than perhaps the main side effect of feeling a little queasy. Not sure how anybody can take a pill "by accident, " and suspect there is more to your story. Naltrexone is used off-label for itching, gambling problems etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get high on ativan or xanax (alprazolam)?

Is it possible to get high on ativan or xanax (alprazolam)?

Likely: You can get a feeling of euphoria from these medications. These medications can also cause altered mental status and delirium depending on dose, metabolism, height, weight, age, etc. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam) after having anesthesia?

Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam) after having anesthesia?

Depends: Really depends on what type of anesthesia and how long after to take the ativan (lorazepam). Need more information. ...Read more

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Please describe the weight side effects to ativan (lorazepam)?

Please describe the weight side effects to ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Why ativan (lorazepam) all of a sudden allowed me to get a great sleep?

Why ativan (lorazepam) all of a sudden allowed me to get a great sleep?

It is sedating: & if anxiety was keeping your mind overstimulated, decreasing that may allow you to slow down enough to fall asleep. ...Read more

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What quantity of 0.5mg ativan (lorazepam) is considered a dangerously high dose?

What quantity of 0.5mg ativan (lorazepam) is considered a dangerously high dose?

Depends on the: Person. If you are not used to taking ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) then you can become overly sedated with just a total of 2-3 mgs. If you regularly take Ativan (lorazepam) and have built up a tolerance, then you could take much more. When prescribing, most physicians follow the idea of "start low and go slow" when dealing with medications like ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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On naltrexone and I just stopped taking dalaid 3days ago. Will they have any unnecessary effects?

Not likely: The Naltrexone blocks or occupies opiate receptor sites so it tends to render those drugs 'ineffective'. Because of it's high affinity for those sites, it also tends to dislodge any opiate still there and thus can precipitate a withdrawal reaction in chronic opiate addicts. This is what happens with Suboxone if started too early on someone who has been using opiates; it can also decrease 'craving'. ...Read more

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Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

Will I get addicted to naltrexone?

No: Naltrexone is not addictive, there are no withdrawals if stopped, however cravings may return. But in and of it self there is no abuse potential. In fact it can take a higher degree of motivation to stay on it. ...Read more

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