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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

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


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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

Dr. Jeff Blixt
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