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Haldol And Ativan
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
I was given 5mg haldol, 5mg ativan and 50mg Benadryl (diphenhydramine) im for hospital "agitation" I am 60, female, 106lbs. Wasn't this too much ativan?
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Thorazine & Haldol are antipsychotic or neuroleptic medications. They are prescribed for psychosis and sometimes for agitation. An old name is major tranquilizer. They are not particularly fun to take. Ativan is a benzodiazapine, like are valium and xanax (alprazolam).
They have been called minor tranquilizers, have sedative properties and can be abused and addictive. Ativan is used for anxiety and agitation. ...Read more
My wife has Parkinson's disease in her family. So how dangerous is it for her to be taking haldol (haloperidol) and ativan?
Refer those question: s to her neurologist, who can best answer them. Parkinson drugs have their own side effect profile. So consult her or him first for your best answer. Both are sedating and it may mask her parkinson symptoms and extrapyramidal effects seen with haldol (haloperidol) may not be good with history of parkinsonism. Need a second opinion. ...Read more
I have taken valium, haldol, (haloperidol) and ativan to get through a CT scan due to my claustrophobia. No success. Please help?
CT claustrophobia. : Under-dosing can be the problem. Halcion (triazolam) may be the best. I generally prescribed more than one ill for this condition and instruct patient to take an additional dose in 30 to 45 minutes if still claustrophobic. Need to have a driver. If still problematic, may need to be done under IV sedation. An open MRI may provide the same answer as the ct scan. ...Read more
A Mild Tranquilizer: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the benzodiazepine family of medications. Ativan when prescribed and taken appropriately can be used for the short-term relief of mild anxiety. It is addictive and has potential for abuse. Close monitoring is important. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest interval. Other members of this family include valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. ...Read more
Haloperidol...: ...or Haldol is a "first-generation" or "typical" antipsychotic originally developed for schizophrenia, where patients have lost touch with reality, have hallucinations and/or delusions. It is also used for sedation in inpatient psychiatric settings if patients are violent or severely psychotic. It is used much less often than the newer "atypical" drugs although haloperidol is just as effective. ...Read more
Only A Partial List: Side-effects of haldol: mild - blurred vision, constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry-mouth, headache, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, upset stomach. Moderate: dystonias, Parkinson's symptoms. Severe - tardive dyskinesia (abnormal involutary movements), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (high fever, muscle rigidity, seizures). This is only a partial list of side effects. ...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
In general, no: Not a good thing to do. The intentional habit of inhaling burning organic material, combined with various chemicals used in the growing and manufacturing of that material (regardless of whether it is tobacco, marijuana, or any other plant) is bad for the body. Just think about it. Who would intentionally start something burning and inhale the stuff over and over and over? ...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
Yes: Yes you can under the supervision of your physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant which also helps with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Ativan is used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular Lexapro (escitalopram) use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency. ...Read more
DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic agent. It can cause respiratory depression which means you stop breathing. Please seek help immediately if you or someone you know has taken an overdose or is planning on taking an overdose. This is not something to play around with at all! ...Read more
Ativan + Hydroxyzine:
Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension.
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan
•Use of Alcohol
•Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension
•Reasons to add Hydroxyzine
See a Psychiatrist for:
•Benefits and side effects
•Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan
•Therapy for stresses of life
•Meditation ...Read more
Lorazepam (Ativan) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications. These suppress certain brain chemicals which is intended to reduce anxiety.
However, side effects may include short-term memory loss and sedation, among others.
Speak with your prescribing physician as soon as possible. ...Read more