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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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As i have said that i hv taken overdose of ativan many times now m suffering from its side effects like NT being able to concentrate breathing problem?

As i have said that i hv taken overdose of ativan many times now m suffering from its side effects like NT being able to concentrate breathing problem?

Ativan: Go to the ER. Have someone take you or get an ambulance. Breathing problems with Ativan are an emergency. You have a problem with Ativan, get some help please. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of ativan be fatal?

Could an overdose of ativan be fatal?

DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Ativan 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

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Can you overdose from .5 mg Xanax taken with 1 mg ativan?

Can you overdose from .5 mg Xanax taken with 1 mg ativan?

No: Absolutely not , but don't take any medication outside of your doctor's directions. ...Read more

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How many hours after taking until ativan can be detected in urine?

How many hours after taking until ativan can be detected in urine?

Benzos: Benzos can be detected up to eight weeks commonly in urine tests. The standard answer is one to six weeks with the variation due to chronic use versus one time use. It is easily detected for a very long time in many cases. ...Read more

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How many hours must one wait to have 1-2 glasses of wine after taking 1mg Ativan? Took the Ativan 2 days in a row, last dose was 24 hours ago.

How many hours must one wait to have 1-2 glasses of wine after taking 1mg Ativan?  Took the Ativan 2 days in a row, last dose was 24 hours ago.

Discuss with doctor: If you are being treated for anxiety and depression, I would avoid all alcohol until your depression an anxiety are in remission. After discussing this in detail with your treating physician, you may be able to slowly try some wine on occasion. There are many factors to consider... other medications, health factors, diagnosis, and so on. ...Read more

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If I took a 2 mg Ativan, how many hours do I wait until taking 10 mg of Valium which my psychiatrist switched me to?

If I took a 2 mg Ativan, how many hours do I wait until taking 10 mg of Valium which my psychiatrist switched me to?

8-10 hours: However, combining the two medications can cause excessive drowsiness. 10 mg of Valium is a high dose. The longer you stay on the medications of benzodiazepine category the more difficult it becomes to get off them. These medicines are a good quick fix but a more curative medication like escitalopram that yo are taking are more helpful in the longer run. ...Read more

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6mgs of ativan equals how many mgs of clonazepam?

6mgs of ativan equals how  many mgs of clonazepam?

Hard to say: Since it depends if we are talking about acutely, where it takes twice as much Clonazepam to equal the clinical effects of lorazepam. However, once Clonazepam reaches it's steady state, it is actually twice a potent as lorazepam. So, initially you might need 3 mg of Clonazepam four times a day for the first day to feel the same effects, but you quickly have to reduce down to 1 mg three time/d. ...Read more

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Effexor 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Effexor 225mg hs, Neurontin 200mg bid, lisinopril 5mg ac, Prilosec 20mg ac, hydroxyzine 50mg hs, ativan .5 mg prn, too many rx's daily- liver damage?

Probably Not: Especially for someone who is young. Neurontin doesn't even get metabolized by the liver. That being said, it makes sense to monitor you liver w/regular lab-work & to ask yourself if exercise, nutrition, & meditation can help your symptoms & reduce your pill burden. ...Read more

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I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can i take a buspar? I was px Buspar 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side effects!

I started taking natrol vitamin supplements for anxiety. I'm still having anxiety. Can i take a buspar? I was px Buspar 5mg. But have not taken it yet. Wanted to try a natural approach. Because Xanax and ativan had too many side effects!

Yes you can: But Buspirone is not free of potential side effects either; no drug is. No 'natural' approach is necessary risk-free either. Buspirone can cause headaches and dizziness as most comon symptom, and i recommend starting 5 mg twice a day for several days, then increase to 10 mg twice a day and give it several weeks. Talk to the prescribing doctor for their advice. Psychotherapy is also an approach. ...Read more

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