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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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I've took 8mg of ativan (lorazepam) in an hiur. is that overdosing? what shold I do? Thanks

I've took 8mg of ativan (lorazepam) in an hiur. is that overdosing? what shold I do? Thanks

Yes. call doctor: The average dose of ativan (lorazepam) in my patients is 1 - 2 mgs per dose. None of my patients takes more than that. You should call your doctor and discuss this, especially why you took the amount you did. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

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

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

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

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How is ativan (lorazepam)?

For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia.Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information about the medication is all that you desire. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is ativan (lorazepam)?

What is ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...Read more

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Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more