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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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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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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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After taking 1 dose of .50 mg of ativan, how many days do I need to wait before safely consuming alcohol?

Ativan: Ativan's usual duration of action is around 6 hours. Although the drug may still remain since it has a half life of 10-20 hrs. That means the longer you take this medication, the longer it remains in your system. Make sure to limit consumption to as little as possible once in a while because these both are depressants. ...Read more

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