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Dr. William Goldie
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Can I take ativan before work?

Can I take ativan before work?

Carefully: Ativan 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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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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Dr. Alan Koenigsberg
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I've took 8mg of ativan in an hiur. is that overdosing? what shold I do? Thanks

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

Yes. call doctor: The average dose of ativan 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 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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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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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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Dr. Cynthia Rector
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Direalization feeling, I guess anxiety. I'm nervous about taking ativan though even though I've taken it many times. Nervous it will make it worse.

Direalization feeling, I guess anxiety. I'm nervous about taking ativan though even though I've taken it many times. Nervous it will make it worse.

Take it: If Ativan has helped before, I would try it again. If this happens frequently, I would talk to your doctor about a more long term preventative medication or to a therapist about some ways to reduce anxiety. ...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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