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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?

Maybe: Are you getting all these meds from one provider? They are all psychoactive but are different chemicals and have different uses. Naltrexone is for narcotic addiction, whereas Ativan is for anxiety and Effexor (venlafaxine) for depression. With guidance of a doctor, you can navigate all of them together, but require monitoring response to this cocktail. ...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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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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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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