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Lorazepam Intensol Medication
Dosage & other meds?: Usually you could switch immediately, If you were taking large doses and other meds were involved there should be a careful plan that takes everything into account. Diazepam is longer acting than lorazepam so that would have to be taken into consideration for the smoothest transition. ...Read more
Absolutely Not!: Ativan (lorazepam) 5mg is 10 times the accepted initial dose for this drug and is inappropriate and dangerous in almost any setting. The equivalent dose to 10mg Valium (diazepam) is 2mg Ativan and these are the highest dosage forms of both of these drugs. Valium also comes in 5mg and 2mg sizes, equivalent to 1 mg, and 1/2 mg of Ativan respectively. Valium's effects last longer than Ativan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Benzodiazepines: The medications that you have listed are benzodiazepines and used to treat anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, and are sedatives. These medications vary in the onset of action, side effects and all can be habit forming. The best medication is the one that best fits the patients clinical problem. ...Read more
My Dr switched me from valium to ativan. Is taking lorazepam the next day with diazepam metabolites in system DANGEROUS, or just mild additive effect?
Not dangerous: nor "additive ...what is a PROBLEM is that these are very addictive medications! Hope this is helpful DrZ ...Read more
Can diazepam, lorazepam or tamazepam got opposite effect of you are too agitated? Is that true or not? Thank you for your help
prescribed 0.5mg Lorazepam for 1 week, had absolutely no effect, no sedation or anti-anxiety effect. Had diazepam while ago same proble, why not work?
Anxiety, G.E.R.D.: I understand your frustration. Thank you for informing about G.E.R.D, Acne, and H.Pylori EIA These symptoms are likely due to Anxiety due to stresses in life-relationships, separations, unresolved conflicts with parents, siblings; and use of Alcohol and Cocaine. Therapy with increase of dose of Lorazepam, Breathing Relaxation, Tai Chi will help. See Gastroenterologist for H. Pylori follow up. ...Read more
how can i get a diazepam prescrip bcoz i dont like lorazepam effect on me, it drains my energy n dulls me.. i have bad anxiety n seizure with spasms..
Depressant: Valium is an effective medication for short term anxiety relief and an effective rescue medication for seizures, but was not designed to be used long term for either medical condition. Which antidepressants have you used that have worsened your seizure condition ? Medications like Lamictal, Depakote, Topamax, and Keppra (levetiracetam) are indicated for seizure disorders but are also used for mood disorders. ...Read more
Which is a better sedative for sleep and anxiety, diazepam or lorazepam? What's the difference. Haven't been sleeping well My 0.5 lorazepam isn't helping much so doc gave me script of 2m diazepam.
Sleep disorder / Anx: Both are Benzodiazepines but the major difference is the onset of the drug. Diazepam (Valium) Rapid onset Lorazepam (Ativan) intermediate onset. By giving you a 2mg Valium he actually lowered your dose. .5mg Ativan= 2.5mg Valium. If you take this med throughout the day I would suggest prescribing Ambien (zolpidem) 10mg for sleep and Klonopin .5mg twice a day or as needed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Why is Ativan (lorazepam) taken under the tongue but Clonazepam and Diazepam swallowed. will benzos ultimately work the same whether taken under the tongue?
All work same.: All of them are oral medications. It is not standard practice to put any of them under the tongue. You may have a specific trade named product that says to take under tongue? Maybe your doc gave you this advice? ...Read more
I am prescribed diazepam 10mg 1x daily also baclofen and prozac (fluoxetine).I recently failed a ua and they said it showed 007 clonazepam and lorazepam. Why?
Medication effects: I understand your concern. The Lab most likely tested for Benzodiazepines. It showed positive as Diazepam, Clonazepam and Lorazepam are Benzodiazepines. Prozac and Diazepam can cause Anxiety. Using Diazepam with Baclofen may increase dizziness, difficulty concentrating, some impairment in thinking and judgment. See Psychiatrist for Diagnosis, Medication benefits and side effects, and Therapy ...Read more
I've been taking .5 ativan (lorazepam) for a year now im starting to see a return in anxiety and im wondering if its time for a larger does or a different medication?
Individual variation: Lorazepam is shorter acting than clonazepam. Some people feel better with a shorter agent and taking it more frequently during the day while others prefer a longer acting agent and taking it less frequent. However it does not always follow what seems to be simple pharmacokinetics. I.E. Some people need to take Klonopin just as frequent as lorazepam. For more info, check suggested healthtap apps. ...Read more