Top
20
Doctor insights on: Is Ativan An Opiate

Share
1

1
I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

I take ativan (lorazepam) for an anxiety disorder. I've heard it helps with some opiate withdrawal symptoms. How much should I take to relieve the symptoms?

Need to ask your Dr.: HealthTap is not used for treatment of individual patients, and something like the treatment of an addiction needs to be done through a one on one evaluation with a health care provider who you develop a relationship with. The continuity of care as well as an individual treatment plan will be developed personally for your withdraw symptoms in a well coordinated medical plan. Best wishes. Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Jane Steiner
580 Doctors shared insights

Ativan (Definition)

Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat a person with anxiety or anxiety related to depression. Lorazepam is a type of medication called a benzodiazepine. It slows the activity in a person's brain, so he is ...Read more


2

2
How is ativan (lorazepam)?

For what condition: Please give us a little more information. Otherwise you can look it up on wikipedia. Com and simply type in Ativan (lorazepam) if general information about the medication is all that you desire. Best wishes. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What is ativan (lorazepam)?

What is ativan (lorazepam)?

A Mild Tranquilizer: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the benzodiazepine family of medications. Ativan when prescribed and taken appropriately can be used for the short-term relief of mild anxiety. It is addictive and has potential for abuse. Close monitoring is important. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest interval. Other members of this family include valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Halcion (triazolam) is like ativan?

Both are benzos: Both Halcion (triazolam) and Ativan belong to the same pharmaceutical family - benzodiazepine. They differ in their half-life, and whether their metabolizes or break down products are active. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
5

5
Lorazepam/ativan weird side effects?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
2 doctors agreed:
Lorazepam/ativan weird side effects?

Ativan (lorazepam): Paradoxical side-effect such as agitation & irritability. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

Can you take ativan (lorazepam) with nyquil?

You can: You can take the two but just take the nyquil first you may not need the ativan (lorazepam). The nyquil contains properties which can help with anxiety but it is also sedating. You don't want to over do the sedation. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
Could ativan (lorazepam) make you feel sick?

Could ativan (lorazepam) make you feel sick?

Ativan side effects: Having following side effects of Ativan may ake you feel sick: • Dizziness • Confusion • Sleepiness • abnormal coordinationMemory disturbance • DepressionMuscle pain • Fatigue See a Psychiatrist for Diagnosis; benefits and side effects of Ativan Therapy for stresses of life. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

Is it safe to take 2mg of ativan (lorazepam)?

For most people -: Yes. But, it can be very sedating. Your reflexes may be slower. Don't operate vehicles or dangerous machinery on Ativan (lorazepam) until you know how it effects you. Don't mix it with alcohol. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Can bozos make you Xanax (alprazolam) ativan?

Xanax (alprazolam): I do not understand your question, but yes, both are benzos. Read more

11

11
What is the dosage for ativan (lorazepam) gel?

Depends: The dosage fir any medication us dependent in the condition for which it is being treated as well as the condition of the person being treated. Suggest you talk to your treating md about use of this medication. Read more

12

12
Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

Can I take. 5mg Ativan with 5/325 hydrocodone?

NO!: The FDA has put a BLACK BOX WARNING on the simultaneous dosing of opioids and benzodiazepines. The additive sedative effect is what causes accidental death. You can choose to take one or the other, but not both together. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can ativan (lorazepam) be taken with percoset?

Ativan/Percocet: Excess sedation is likely, depending on the dose & how frequent u take them. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

What are the side effects of ativan (lorazepam)?

Many: If you look at the package insert or the pdr there are many, but here are the most common: sedation, memory loss, confusion, dizzyness, loss of focus, paradoxical agitaton in children and the elderly, delirium, addiction, withdrawal, falls in the elderly. The list goes on but these are the most common of the worrisome side effects. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Should I take Lexapro (escitalopram) and ativan?

Yes: Yes you can under the supervision of your physician. Lexapro (escitalopram) is an antidepressant which also helps with anxiety/panic attacks in the long run when you remain adherent to your medications. Ativan is used only as a rescue medication only to be taken as needed for times when you have breakthrough anxiety. With regular Lexapro (escitalopram) use, your anxiety or panic attacks should decrease in frequency. Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

Can I take ativan (lorazepam) and dexamethasone?

No reports: No problems are reported of an interaction between these medications - but ALWAYS do discuss all medications and even supplements or unusual diet items w/ your providers. It helps them make better decisions for you and improves their knowledge bank too. Best! Read more

17

17
Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

Could an overdose of ativan (lorazepam) be fatal?

DEFINITELY!!!!!!: Ativan (lorazepam) is a sedative/hypnotic agent. It can cause respiratory depression which means you stop breathing. Please seek help immediately if you or someone you know has taken an overdose or is planning on taking an overdose. This is not something to play around with at all! Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
18

18
Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

Zantac (ranitidine) and ativan ok taken together?

Medication effects: Ativan is for Anxiety Both Lansoprazole and Omeprazole have side effect of anxiety symptoms. Let Wise Woman within you ask; •Diagnosis - • Reasons for taking of Zantac, Lansoprazole and Omeprazole •Stresses causing/contributing to heartburn or ulcer See Psychiatrist for •Side effects •Dose and frequency •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Effect of Alcohol •Therapy GI Specialist Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan (lorazepam) and hyrdoxyzine together okay?

Ativan + Hydroxyzine: Both Ativan and Hydroxyzine are used for Anxiety and tension. Let the Wise Person in you ask: •Reasons for taking Ativan •Tolerance •Use of Alcohol •Stresses in life causing Anxiety and tension •Reasons to add Hydroxyzine See a Psychiatrist for: •Benefits and side effects •Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan •Therapy for stresses of life •Breathing Relaxation •Music Relaxation •Meditation Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Could ativan (lorazepam) cause short-term memory?

Yes: Lorazepam (Ativan) is a member of the benzodiazepine class of medications. These suppress certain brain chemicals which is intended to reduce anxiety. However, side effects may include short-term memory loss and sedation, among others. Speak with your prescribing physician as soon as possible. Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
443 Doctors shared insights

Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more