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Doctor insights on: Lorazepam And Melatonin Interaction

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Melatonin (Definition)

Melatonin_is a hormone that helps regulate sleep. Some studies suggest that there is abnormal melatonin production in children with autism and other developmental disorders. Several studies suggest that melatonin may be useful for improving sleep, if ...Read more


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Hello. May I take Olazapine 5mg and lorazepam 1 mg or 2 mg with melatonin at night safely?

Hello. May I take Olazapine 5mg and lorazepam 1 mg or 2 mg with melatonin at night safely?

Yes.: I may have already answered it but neglected to address the Melatonin. If the Olanzapine alone controls your anxiety and other psychotic symptoms, you coul. D just use Ativan (lorazepam) as needed for breakthrough anxiety. It is best to take the Melatonin after supper. These three medications are best taken at night before bedtime as they are sedating. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take melatonin and ativan (lorazepam)?

Melatonin and Ativan: Ativan is used for Anxiety
Melatonin is a hormone found naturally in the body. Used for insomnia.
Melatonin may cause sleepiness Taking melatonin along with Ativan may cause too much sleepiness.
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan and Melatonin
See Psychiatrist for
•Diagnosis
•Side effects and cumulative effects
•Therapy for stress, anxiety, insomnia
•Breathing Relaxation ...Read more

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I take olanzepine 5mg and lorazepam 2 mg at bedtime, May I reduce the Lorazepam to 1 mg and add melatonin instead?

I take olanzepine 5mg and lorazepam 2 mg at bedtime, May I reduce the Lorazepam to 1 mg and add melatonin instead?

No: Lorazepam is a controlled substance. Any changes in the way you take your medicine should be agreeable with your physician who should be informed before you make any changes. ...Read more

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May I take olanzapine and lorazepam with melatonin at night?

Yes.: Actually, the best time to take Olanzapine and Lorazepam is at bedtime because they are sedating. Some people take the Olanzapine after supper and the Lorazepam right at bedtime because it is faster acting. If the Olanzapine by itself controls your anxiety and puts you to sleep, you may skip the Ativan (lorazepam) all together and just take it as needed for breakthrough anxiety. ...Read more

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Took. 5mg of ativan (lorazepam) 9 hours ago. My Dr recommended I take melatonin for my insomnia. Is it safe to take 3mg of melatonin in the same day as ativan (lorazepam)?

Probably okay: They may be additive in producing drowsiness or sleep.. You are better off using melatonin by itself for sleep, as ativan (lorazepam) is mainly an anti-anxiety medication that you could build tolerance to. Are you on methadone now too? Lots of additive effects when combined, if so. Hope your PCP is monitoring/ managing this along with your pain meds? You can also become tolerant to Melatonin's effects. ...Read more

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I've been having trouble sleeping, ativan (lorazepam) doesn't work. Docs want me to try valuim. I don't really want to do anymore benzos. How's melatonin for anxiety? Will it effect it, because my anxiety is BAD

I've been having trouble sleeping, ativan (lorazepam) doesn't work. Docs want me to try valuim. I don't really want to do anymore benzos. How's melatonin for anxiety? Will it effect it, because my anxiety is BAD

Anxiety: You need to consider other classes medication like SSRI or SNRI for your anxiety, may be if you control your anxiety, the sleeping problem might resolve itself. Hydroxyzine is another option for anxiety and insomnia. Consider counseling. ...Read more

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I've had brain surgery and 28 treatments of radiation. I take 2 Ativan (lorazepam) 1mg each and I still can't sleep all night. Would it me ok to take a melatonin?

I've had brain surgery and 28 treatments of radiation. I take 2 Ativan (lorazepam) 1mg each and I still can't sleep all night. Would it me ok to take a melatonin?

Sleep: If you have trouble sleeping don't take melatonin until you have discussed this with your doctor.

At your age it would also be a good idea to have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. ...Read more

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If having some difficulty sleeping from situational stress why would 2 mgs of lorazapam be prescribed vs something else like meletonin or exercise.

If having some difficulty sleeping from situational stress why would 2 mgs of lorazapam be prescribed vs something else like meletonin or exercise.

Not best option: I agree with you that Lorazepam 2 mg for sleep is very aggressive. It may indeed work well, but the risk of dependency is high. Call your doctor and express your concern. Ask if melatonin is fine. Best wishes. Melatonin should be dosed 3 mg prior to desired sleep time. ...Read more

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Interaction between lorazepam and amitrityline?

Interaction between lorazepam and amitrityline?

Additive sedation: Both are sedating medications and when taken together, sedation is compounded. However, a doctor can prescribe medication with additive and compounded effect as long as this is factored into the dosage, timing and the clinical condition of the patient as well as use of alcohol. ...Read more

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Can I take leryca with zolofet and busparone and ativan (lorazepam) ther any interaction

Can I take leryca with zolofet and busparone and ativan (lorazepam) ther any interaction

The following: Warning for. All 4 drugs with each other. Using Lorazepam together with Pregabalin may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should avoid or limit the use of alcohol while being treated with these medications. Avoid driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how they affect you. There is the rare risk of serotonin syndrome.This is not at all anuncommon combination of medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is melatonin safe and can I take while on Stelara (ustekinumab)? Any interactions

No interactions.: Hello and thanks for using Health Tap. There are no interactions reported between Stealers and Melatonin used simultaneously. Take care. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interactions with CBD Oil and Lorazepam?

Is there any drug interactions with CBD Oil and Lorazepam?

Sure not much: Doubt that there is ANY interaction. The oil has a lot of the psychoactive parts of the plant purified away. cannabis is not that sedating and does not have significant effects on liver metabolism of drugs. ...Read more

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What are the interactions between Zoloft (sertraline) and melatonin if any?

Zoloft/Melatonin: No interactions. Only caution when taking melatonin is if u r on medications that suppress the immune system, blood thinners, diabetes medications, & birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can I take melatonin while on stelara (ustekinumab)? Any drug interactions....?

Why ask here?: In answering your question any doctor would do exactly what you can do yourself: Go to any of numerous websites that allow you to cross-reference drugs and find interactions. You can cut out the middleman and find out for yourself. Knowledge is power: Arm yourself. ...Read more

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Can I take Cyclobenzaprine and Ativan (lorazepam)? The pharmacist didn't see an interaction but it doesn't seem ok to do?

Can I take Cyclobenzaprine and Ativan (lorazepam)? The pharmacist didn't see an interaction but it doesn't seem ok to do?

Safe: If you have a normal metabolism this should be a safe combination. I have several patients on Cyclobenzaprine and Benzodiazepines who are doing well.. ...Read more

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Are there any interactions between folic acid and melatonin?

Are there any interactions between folic acid and melatonin?

No: There are no interactions between folic acid and melatonin.
However, be aware that folic acid is a synthetic chemical that does not occur in nature. Our bodies must convert it to L-5-MTHF, the active form of folate.
About half of people have genetic issues that interfere with this conversion, so many people get much greater benefit from taking L-5-MTHF rather than folic acid. ...Read more

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Are there drug interactions between cocaine and melatonin supplements?

Are there drug interactions between cocaine and melatonin supplements?

Probably not: Melatonin is a hormone that is naturally found in your brain which we believe helps us regulate our sleep cycle. It is not known what happens if a person takes it in a supplement form for long periods of time (even just weeks or months) so most doctors like myself do not recommend it. Using cocaine, with melatonin or not, is a really bad idea. Plus, last I heard, it's illegal. ...Read more

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Any interaction or contraidiction between these Rx:ADDERALL. MELATONIN. PERIACTIN. MULTIVITSMINS. For a child 8 years old? How offen to follow up to see dr

Any interaction or contraidiction between these Rx:ADDERALL. MELATONIN. PERIACTIN. MULTIVITSMINS. For a child 8 years old? How offen to follow up to see dr

No: No I could not find an interaction. The standard treatment for ADD or ADHD is adderal. Our practice is environmental medicine where we look for the causes. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to how we are helping such children by treating the cause ...Read more

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I take 1 mg clonazepam and 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) in the morning for anxiety. Today I wantedTo try adding rhodiola rosea, are there any interactions with the herb?

I take 1 mg clonazepam and 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) in the morning for anxiety. Today I wantedTo try adding rhodiola rosea, are there any interactions with the herb?

Possibly: Clonazepam (Klonopin) and lorazepam (Ativan) are benzodiazepines, the former broken down by liver enzyme CYP3A4. Some data suggests that Rhodeola rosea impairs the function of such liver enzymes, so for a given dose of clonazepam a person might end up getting a higher blood level as if she had taken a higher dose. Rhodeola could be helpful so best to discuss with the prescribing provider. ...Read more

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Can I take Fiorinal (aspirin butalbital and caffeine) w Codeine and then take a lorazepam 1mg 2 hours later? Any interactions or dangers?

Yes: However be aware of the combined CNS depressing effect of both Opiods and Benzodiazepines. Overdose or addition of any other CNS depressant like alcohol can lead to Respiratory depression and possible death ...Read more

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Can minoxidil topical for hairloss cause palpitations? Can I use 5-htp, valerian and melatonin along with it? (interactions?)

Can minoxidil topical for hairloss cause palpitations? Can I use 5-htp, valerian and melatonin along with it? (interactions?)

Surprisingly, maybe: The dose used on the scalp is at least the same milligram number as the usual oral dose. While it generally doesn't get it, with irritated or scratched scalp I wouldn't rule it out. AND if it gets in, the blood pressure will drop and this can cause palpitations. 5ht, and valerian interact through seratonin but aren't likely to give much serotonin syndrome. ...Read more

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Are there any drug interactions? I took 3mg melatonin at 1:30am, Aller-tec at 10:30 am, Lansoprazol at 11:30, and Benadryl (allergic reaction) at 12pm

Nighty night: The worst thing that'lll happen with those meds is that you'll probably get some much needed rest! LOL....I know cuz I've 4 teenagers of my own. At least you've got a good reason to be sleeping with the melatonin and Benadryl (diphenhydramine). That should put you down for a little snooze. Otherwise, you should be good. Do you really need all those drugs? Your pharmacist can also help you with drug interactions ...Read more

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I take Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam is it ok to take my atenolol and melatonin at night the Zoloft (sertraline) side interactions said no. Advise thanks?

I take Zoloft (sertraline) and clonazepam is it ok to take my atenolol and melatonin at night the Zoloft (sertraline) side interactions said no. Advise thanks?

Yes it's ok: There are no known interactions between the medications you list other than when combined they can make you sleepier than with just one of them. ...Read more

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Drug interactions with niacin atenolol vit c magnesium iron Zoloft (sertraline) melatonin and armour?

Epocrates check: A quick check on my trusty med database program reveals 3 main negative interactions with those meds listed. Two of them are with armour. The armour interacts with both the iron and magnesium making the thyroid med less absorbed, so separate these vitamins from your armour by at least 4 hrs. The other major interaction is atenolol and niacin. Less cholesterol lowering effect and overlowering of bp. ...Read more

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Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin?

Any interactions plaquenil methotrexate motrin800 Tylenol500 folic acid prilosec aspirin lopressor cartia imdur ambian singulair xyzal (levocetirizine) melatonin?

Too many: You are taking so many drugs that it is difficult to tell whether drug interaction may occur. Even if you run a profile in Epocrates, it is impossible to tell whether a combination with another drug may lead to interaction. Thus you will require close monitoring by your doctor and be on the lookout for any adverse effects. ...Read more

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How can I stop lorazepam?

See your doctor: It may be neccesary for your doctor to gradually wean you off it. This is to avoid benzodiazepam withdrawal. He may also decide to put you alternative to treat your problem. ...Read more

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Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Melatonin overdose symptoms?

Drowsy, weak, shakey: People feel drowsy, weak, and disoriented when they take excessive amounts of this drug. They may also feel shaky and notice a headache, . Some people begin having psychotic thoughts and feeling depressed, which can be harmful in itself. ...Read more

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Research on melatonin pills?

Not sure: Melatonin is not classified by the fda as a "drug" like Ambien or Lunesta (eszopiclone) so there is not too much info in the us. It is available over the counter for sleep. For good information you must look into european websites and journals where this has been used for more years than here. ...Read more

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Can melatonin be taken daily?

Everyday: I am assuming that what you have meant is can it be taken consecutive days. Otherwise if you question is regarding can it be taken during the day, that could be a problem. It should be taken in the evening when it is getting dark to help synchronize your body clock to get sleepy about 4 hours after taking. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on melatonin?

OD on Melatonin: Possible, so is true with any medication or supplement at toxic doses. ...Read more

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What to do if I took 50 mg of melatonin?

What to do if I took 50 mg of melatonin?

That is an: Overdose. If you took this large an overdose - please seek evaluation at an emergency room. Don't drive yourself as you could fall asleep at the wheel. Symptoms of melatonin overdose may include: drowsiness, dizziness, weakness, confusion, seizures, headaches, liver problems ; psychosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on melatonin?

Few studies done.: "There are very few short-term and no long-term safety data. Toxicological studies have shown that a lethal dose could not be obtained even at extremely high doses. " What that means, is that there may be but we don't know for sure. So don't try it. You would hate to be the "case report" for a serious complication from high dose melatonin. If you feel like harming yourself, please go to the ER ...Read more

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Could lorazepam help me with presentations?

If you are asking: If you would be less anxious, yes. Whether you should use it depends on your medical status, medical history, and family medical history. Talk to your primary care physician about this. ...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