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Doctor insights on: How Many Hours Should You Wait Aftet Taking 5mg Of Lorazepam

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Dr. James Hall
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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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If I took a 2 mg Ativan, (lorazepam) how many hours do I wait until taking 10 mg of Valium which my psychiatrist switched me to?

If I took a 2 mg Ativan, (lorazepam) how many hours do I wait until taking 10 mg of Valium which my psychiatrist switched me to?

8-10 hours: However, combining the two medications can cause excessive drowsiness. 10 mg of Valium is a high dose. The longer you stay on the medications of benzodiazepine category the more difficult it becomes to get off them. These medicines are a good quick fix but a more curative medication like escitalopram that yo are taking are more helpful in the longer run. ...Read more

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How many hours must one wait to have 1-2 glasses of wine after taking 1mg Ativan (lorazepam)? Took the Ativan (lorazepam) 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 (lorazepam)?  Took the Ativan (lorazepam) 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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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