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How many hours should I wait to drink after taking. 5mg of lorazepam?

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 more

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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more


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How many hours should I wait to drink after taking a. 5 lorazepam?

How many hours should I wait to drink after taking a. 5 lorazepam?

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 more

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How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? 24 hours?

How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? 24 hours?

Ativan (lorazepam) & alcohol: Ativan (lorazepam) will stay in your system for about 8 hours. The sedative effect of alcohol adds to the effect of the ativan (lorazepam). I would recommend avoiding alcohol for 6-8 hours after a dose and avoid driving. ...Read more

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How long should I wait before taking a lorazepam after drinking. I drank approx. 30 ounces within 2 days. Last drink was about 11 hours ago.

Alcohol Abuse, Anxie: Let Wise Person in you ask:
•Stresses in Life
•Use of Alcohol to relieve stress
•Hangovers
•Blackouts
Heartburn
•Use of Ativan to relieve Anxiety or to sleep
Discuss with Psychiatrist:
•Diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse or Dependence
•Anxiety
•Dependence on Ativan
•Therapy for Alcohol use, effects on work, relationships, and Health
•Coping skills for stress.
•AA Meetings
Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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Should you wait 24 hours after ativan (lorazepam) dose to drink alcohol?

Should you wait 24 hours after ativan (lorazepam) dose to drink alcohol?

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

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How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

How long should I wait to drink after taking. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

Forever: Alcohol never did any body any good and you should not drink.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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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?

See below: Ideally, you should not be drinking alcohol if you have an anxiety disorder or taking lorazepam. If you really only take it as needed, to be safe, you should not drink any alcohol on the days you take the Lorazepam (so 24 hours). ...Read more

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Taking lorazepam 9 hours after drinking safe?

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

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I was wondering if I can drink alcohol 24 hours after taking lorazepam.

I was wondering if I can drink alcohol 24 hours after taking lorazepam.

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

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Can I drink alcohol after 24 hours of taking lorazepam. 25 mg?

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

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Is it safe to drink vodka 34 hours after taking ativan (lorazepam)?

Is it safe to drink vodka 34 hours after taking ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Is it safe to drink alcohol 12 hours after taking 1mg of lorazepam?

Is it safe to drink alcohol 12 hours after taking 1mg of lorazepam?

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 more

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Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible

Can lorazepam be taken within hours of a small amount of alcohol? 1 drink. How serious of a reaction is possible

Depends on dose: Of each. Both have sedative effects, and the effects could be more than the sum of each alone. It is probably best and safest not to mix them. ...Read more

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What to do if I had ativan (lorazepam) 9 hours ago can I drink 2 beers?

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

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How dangerous is it to drink alcohol about 14 hours after taking two pills of lorazepam?

How dangerous is it to drink alcohol about 14 hours after taking two pills of lorazepam?

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

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Lorazepam 5 hours ago, can I drink a small glass of wine?

Lorazepam 5 hours ago, can I drink a small glass of wine?

Ativan (lorazepam): Not sure whatr the Ativan (lorazepam) dose was & if u r wide awake, but I see no problem with 1 night cap. Sleep well. ...Read more

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Is it okay to drink alcohol if I have not take. Ativan (lorazepam) in 24 hours?

Is it okay to drink alcohol if I have not take. Ativan (lorazepam) in 24 hours?

Depends on amount: Alcohol is a CNS depressant similar to ativan, (lorazepam) I would recommending waiting 12 hours or longer before drinking alcohol. Since, it has been longer than 24 hours, you are safe to consume alcohol in a responsible fashion. ...Read more

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Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Is Lorazepam ok 11 hours AFTER drinking alcohol? I take it as needed. Haven't taken in over a week.

Probably: Lorazepam (Ativan) belongs to a class of drugs which can potentiate the effects of alcohol. The answer actually depends on your physical condition, particularly the health of your liver and the amount and duration of your alcohol consumption. ...Read more

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Took. 5mg ativan (lorazepam) 6 hours ago for bad anxiety attack can I drink a glass of wine?

Took. 5mg ativan (lorazepam) 6 hours ago for bad anxiety attack can I drink a glass of wine?

Risky: There are no serious professionals who will sanction it. The potential for danger is significantly increased. Both depress central nervous system functions and that's bad. Here's what they say: http://anxiety.emedtv. Com/ativan/alcohol-and-ativan. Html
Your intention of 1 glass might slip into more and passing out can go further into places you don't want to go. Your delicate gut might not be happy. ...Read more

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I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

No guarantees: Is a small dose, however about 1/2 of the medication is still in your system so you should be careful how much you drink and definitely do not drive. ...Read more

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Took 1 mg ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety. Is it ok to drink one glass of wine 4 hours later?

No: Ativan (lorazepam) will still be in your system for over a day. Its elimination half-life (time required to process half of it) is 8-24 hours. It takes 5 of these half-lives for Ativan (lorazepam) to be gone. Please do not combine sedating medicines with alcohol. ...Read more

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What can happen if you drink alcohol 10 hours after.50 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? Stop breathing?

What can happen if you drink alcohol 10 hours after.50 mg of ativan (lorazepam)? Stop breathing?

Dangerous: Drinking alcohol while taking Ativan (lorazepam) may increase your risk of certain Ativan (lorazepam) side effects, such as:
drowsiness
dizziness
problems with coordination
unusual behavior
memory problems.
It may also slow both the heart and breathing, which can cause you to pass out, have difficulty breathing, or even lead to death. ...Read more

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Hi. I was at the ER 4 hours ago, and received an Ativan (lorazepam) shot. Now that it is bedtime I wanted to know if I can drink 1 beer.?

Hi. I was at the ER 4 hours ago, and received an Ativan (lorazepam) shot. Now that it is bedtime I wanted to know if I can drink 1 beer.?

Avoid: I would avoid given risk for sedation leading to respiratory dysfunction. If you have a history of alcohol withdrawal with seizures etc, you should seek medical care for detox instead of continuing to drink alcohol. ...Read more