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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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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 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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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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