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How Many Hours Should I Wait To Drink After Taking 5mg Of Lorazepam
Don't drink!: I assume you mean drinking alcohol. There really isn't any safe amount of alcohol that you can drink while taking benzodiazepines like lorazepam. Sorry to be so strict about it. If you are finishing your prescription or only taking Lorazepam as needed for anxiety then 12-24 hours after your last dose, & if you are not still experiencing effects from the lorazepam, you can drink alcohol carfully. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lorazepam: Lorazepam could stay in your system for up to 2.5 days. One way to find out if Lorazepam is in you system is to do a drug screen for benzodiazepine (but that is not practical). Your question is challenging. The best way is to talk to your doctor becuase it is important to understand why you use lorazepam, and why you want to drink alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The two do not mix: If a doctor recommended Ativan (lorazepam) to you, it is likely you suffer from some type of anxiety. Alcohol will make it worse. Also, Ativan (lorazepam) and alcohol do not mix. They just make you more sedated, you can end up addicted to both and your anxiety will actually get much worse. My advice: treat the anxiety and stop drinking. Ever considered aa? I think it could help you. A lot. ...Read more
When taking Ativan (lorazepam). 75mg, prn, how long after the Ativan (lorazepam) should one wait to drink moderately (1-2 glasses of wine)? 12 hours? 24 hours? 48 hours?
Alcohol never did any body any good and you should not drink.
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I take. 5mg of lorazepam as needed, I take 2-3 times a week, I know that I cannot drink alcohol while on it, how long do I have to wait between the 2?
Ativan (lorazepam) & alcohol: Benzos + alcohol exacerbates the CNS depressant effects of ativan (lorazepam). This includes your breath rate as judy garland found out. The only reason I can see u asking this question here is to get permission to do what your rxing practitioner would never give. Booze and benzos never mix. I also notice u have omitted mg. /day of Ativan (lorazepam) u r taking so I can't say when it would be 'safe' to have etoh if ever. ...Read more
I've been taking ativan (lorazepam) occasionally for anxiety for a month. Just. 5mg. Can you drink 12 hours after taking oneone?
Alcohol Abuse, Anxie:
Lorazepam is for Anxiety, It helps to decrease worrying, upsetness, irritability and tension; and leads to relaxation.
Reflect on your reasons to use Lorazepam and Alcohol.
Both are habit forming.
If you do not have Alcohol Dependence problem, it is ok drink Alcohol 24 hours after taking Lorazepam.
See Psychiatrist for Therapy for stress, and understand need for Lorazepam and alcohol. ...Read more
Informational: Assuming you do not have an alcohol problem, are on any other medications, or have any medical/psychiatric issue precluding the safe ingestion of alcohol? If you ingest. 25 mg of Lorazepam with a 1/2 life of 14 hours, in one day you would have about. 0625 mg of Lorazepam in your system (or about 1/8 of a 0.5 mg tab, which is not very much. It is always best to ask the prescribing physician. ...Read more
Yes: But remember... They have similar effects, such as reduced memory and mental slowing. Neither alcohol nor benzodiazepines should be consumed regularly and especially not as sleep aids. I see many patients who are so proud to have licked their alcohol habit. .. And now they're taking klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) or Ativan every day! It's a dead end street regardless of the name on the sign. ...Read more
Yes: Lorazepam has a 14 hour half life so it won't be 100% eliminated from your system, but 1 mg is a small dose. You may notice that you are more sensitive to alcohol after taking a lorazepam, but the risk of dangerous respiratory depression is nil. As always, avoid driving or using dangerous machinery (as you would with alcohol anyway). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible
Wouldn't suggest it: First, why are you on lorazepam? If it is prescribed for you, it is to treat an anxiety disorder. Alcohol is a 2-edged sword in people with anxiety, because it is short-acting, resolves anxiety for a short-time, but then it comes back even worse than before. Secondly, Ativan has a clinical half life of over 12 hours, and benzos and alcohol DO NOT MIX. If not prescribed, DON'T TAKE IT. ...Read more
Lorazepam & alcohol: You did not mention dosage of lorazepam (drug comes in 3 strengths (.5, 1, and 2 mg). Half-life of this drug is 14 hours, meaning about 50% of dose is still in your system then. It is NOT a good idea to mix drugs like this (benzodiazepines) with alcohol, at all! Effects are synergistic, so magnifies effect of alcohol on your body. You could suffer serious effects, and NEVER drive on this mix! ...Read more
Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.
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