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Doctor insights on: Is Is Safe To Take Ativan And Sleepeez Together

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Dr. Jane Steiner
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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


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Is it safe to take klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan and tramadol together?

Is it safe to take klonopin, (clonazepam) ativan and tramadol together?

Be careful: The combination of two benzodiazepine is definetly. Not very good idea. Avoid opiods and alcohol as the all can have additive CNS depressive effect that could be fatal. ...Read more

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I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

I currently take 1mg of ativan twice daily. I was prescribed 15mg ms contin twice a day. Safe to take together? Will I have breathing problems?

You're too young @26: You're too young @ 26y to be taking 2 major sedatives like Ativan and MS-Contin. What were they prescribed for? What symptoms are you having? Both Ativan & MS-Contin can impair breathing (as you recognized), increase sleepiness, & cause problems operating a vehicle. Are you sure you know how the combination will affect you? Talk to your doctor about alternatives. Or use HealthTap Prime. Good luck ...Read more

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I take celexa (citalopram) 40mg daily and ativan 1mg (as needed) for depression and anxiety. My doctor just prescribed trazodone for sleep. Safe to take together?

I take celexa (citalopram) 40mg daily and ativan 1mg (as needed) for depression and anxiety. My doctor just prescribed trazodone for sleep. Safe to take together?

Yes, usually...: Trazodone is another antidepressant that is often used on small doses as a sleeping pill because antidepressants are not addictive. It is usually fine to take with something like celexa (citalopram). However one must be careful about using it with Ativan and /or hydrocodone as the sedating effects can add up. It can add some extra anti anxiety effect to the picture. ...Read more

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I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

Not safe.: Using Lorazepam that is ativan together with Hydrocodone that is norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should tell your doctor about all other medications you use and get approval of your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ativan 0.5mg with Flexeril 10mg?

Is it safe to take Ativan 0.5mg with Flexeril 10mg?

NotSafeIncreseSedati: Taking Ativan and Flexeril may increase side effects like dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, and difficulty concentrating especially in the elderlyThey may also have impairment in thinking, judgment and motor coordination ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ativan (lorazepam) with tamoxifen?

Is it safe to take ativan (lorazepam) with tamoxifen?

Call doctor: This is better addressed by your medical oncologist and your pharmacist.
It also depends on your other medications. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Ativan (lorazepam) while nursing a 19 month old baby?

Is it safe to take Ativan (lorazepam) while nursing a 19 month old baby?

Lorazepam: Lorazepam (Ativan) has low levels in breastmilk and has a short half life. It does not cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants with usual maternal dosages. No special precautions are required. It is not recommended during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and SVTs, which wake me up at night and sometimes result in panic attacks. Is it safe to take ativan (lorazepam) to help ca?

I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and SVTs, which wake me up at night and sometimes result in panic attacks. Is it safe to take ativan (lorazepam) to help ca?

Prior to sedative: You do not indicate whether you have C-PAP device or instead a dental splint, but you should use one or other to control the Sleep Apnea, which could trigger the SVT. Once breathing is stabilized, would not be reluctant to allow a drug like Ativan (lorazepam) at bedtime. ...Read more

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Ativan is not safe with alcohol, but is it ok to take it the next day after having drinks? Is there a timeline?

Ativan is not safe with alcohol, but is it ok to take it the next day after having drinks? Is there a timeline?

Ativan and alcohol: Depends how much you drink and the condition of your liver. Ativan acts by itself (lorazepam half life is 12 hrs), and by a metabolite formed in the liver (lorazepam glucoride-half life is 18 hrs), so, to be safe you have to start drinking very moderately after18 hrs at least from your last dose, and it would be safe (after moderate drinking) to take the ativan 18-24hrs after the last drink. ...Read more

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What to do if I have generic "hydrocod/hom 5-1.5/syp hi-t & lorazepam 1mg (ativan) can I safely take these together?

What to do if I have generic "hydrocod/hom 5-1.5/syp hi-t & lorazepam 1mg (ativan) can I safely take these together?

Concerned: Both hydrocodone and lorazepam can contribute to respiratory depression (slowing breathing) which can be worsened if taken together. I would advise against taking together and speak with your prescribing provider about concerns. ...Read more

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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

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Is it deadly to take 1 mg Ativan and 50mg Zoloft together?

Is it deadly to take 1 mg Ativan and 50mg Zoloft together?

No: It is not deadly but monitor how you feel by taking them together. ...Read more

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Can you take midol and ativan (lorazepam) together?

Can you take midol and ativan (lorazepam) together?

Can cause sedation.: In addition to acetaminophen, Naproxen or ibuprofen, midol contains pyrilamine which is an anti-histamine. It can cause drowsiness and dizziness which is compounded by ativan (lorazepam). I would advise you to use caution when using both, see how your body reacts, and separate the doses out as much as possible if needed. ...Read more