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Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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How far apart do you have to take oxycodome and lorazepam (Ativan) To not overdose?

How far apart do you have to take oxycodome and lorazepam (Ativan) To not overdose?

Major risk of combo: Using narcotic pain or cough medications together with other medications that also cause central nervous system depression can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. Talk to your doctor about alternatives to avoid a major drug interaction here. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1488-0, 1770-0

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Dr. Jack Underwood Dr. Underwood
Psychiatry
59 years in practice
Howard University College of Medicine
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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.: What should you do? Depends. Was the Ativan (lorazepam) prescribed or purchased? If the former, find a decent physician or psychiatrist who isn't ignorant. If the latter, find a psychiatrist to treat your addiction illness.

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Dr. Kathy Robinson Dr. Robinson
Family Medicine
28 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Dr. Cyma Khalily Dr. Khalily
Psychiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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!

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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Can you overdose from. 5 mg Xanax (alprazolam) taken with 1 mg ativan?

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

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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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.

Dr. Aharon Wolf Dr. Wolf
Preventive Medicine
11 years in practice
Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine
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Dr. Donald Jacobson Dr. Jacobson
Psychiatry
36 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Robert Woods Dr. Woods
Psychiatry
26 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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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.

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Dr. Jeff Blixt Dr. Blixt
Addiction Medicine
20 years in practice
Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use.

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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Overdosing: If you are considering overdosing on Ativan (lorazepam) or any other medication or substance, please don't. You can go to an emergency room, dial 911, or call 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- the national suicide prevention lifeline. They will connect you with local resources to help you.

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Dr. William Goldie Dr. Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
44 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Krishna Kumar Dr. Kumar
Psychiatry
51 years in practice
University of Delhi, Maulana Azad Medical College
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How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

How can I use my ativan (lorazepam) wisely?

Wise Use of Ativan: I commend you for wanting to use Ativan wisely. Use Ativan for following symptoms if their intensity is 7 or more on a Scale of 10: • Excessive worrying and brooding • Mind racing • Restlessness • Difficulty in concentration • Irritability • Upsetness • Muscular tension •Physical symptoms due to Anxiety •Avoid Alcohol Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist.

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Dr. Lynn Cornelius do Dr. Cornelius do
Family Medicine
years in practice
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Ativan (lorazepam) tolerance, what to do?

Ativan (lorazepam) tolerance, what to do?

Wean off ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is meant for short term use or occasional rescue use only. This is because people will develop tolerance and dependence on ativan (lorazepam). For persistent anxiety an long term anxiety controller medication should be used. Ativan (lorazepam) must be weaned off slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. James Fox Dr. Fox
Psychiatry
10 years in practice
Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and ibrophen?

Yes: No interactions were found between ativan (lorazepam) & ibuprofen using a drug interaction checker. That does not mean the a reaction isn't possible.

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Dr. Patricia Foster Dr. Foster
Psychiatry
40 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What are some common side effects for Ativan?

What are some common side effects for Ativan?

Ativan s/e: Mainly sedation, feeling sleepy. Dizziness or confusion can occur but less common with low doses. Tell prescribing doc if you are sensitive to meds in general or Ativan type meds. Ask for the lowest possible dose to start and increase gradually with doctor supervision. Take care.

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