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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 & alcohol: Benzos + alcohol exacerbates the CNS depressant effects of ativan. 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 u r taking so i can't say when it would be 'safe' to have etoh if ever. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, 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
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