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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
No: Diazepam is stronger and its effect lasts longer. ...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 more
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?
Nor "additive. ..what is a PROBLEM is that these are very addictive medications!
Hope this is helpful
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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?
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 don't 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 more
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?
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?
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
Lorazepam > sedation:
Clonazepam is used more as a muscle relaxer and should be less sedating/ relaxing than lorazepam.
Lorazepam is a sedative hypnotic used more as a sleep aide and to decrease anxiety and usually makes you feel more relaxed.
Both drugs although in the same family have a slightly different mechanism of action ...Read more
Is Lexapro (escitalopram) safe? I get nervous when taking new medications. I'm currently taking lorazepam when needed.
Been on ativan (lorazepam) for years never over 1mg. How long does it take to feel better weaning off this medication. One dr said 6 months or longer is this tru?
That depends on...: Hello. That really depends on the condition you are taking it for and your response to medication. I would discuss the timing plan with your prescribing provider. ...Read more
What is the safest OTC medication for insomnia? I am taking lorazepam but I don't use it for insomnia. I use it for gad.
I like melatonin.: Valerian root ; chamomile are also popular. Insure that you use good sleep hygiene. Retire ; rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark ; cool ; use only for sex ; sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs ; no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized ; finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk. ...Read more
I'm having a painful test tomorrow and normal sedating medications don't work for me, i.e. Vellum, Ativan, (lorazepam) Xanex. Any suggestions.
Anesthesia: Discuss this problem and your feelings with your physician and /or the anesthesiologist the day before the procedure. If it's too late then don't eat or drink anything after midnight and call your physician the first thing in the morning. I don't think he/she will want you to be overly anxious about the procedure or have a very uncomfortable experience during it. ...Read more
I take ativan (lorazepam) 1 mg 3 times per day and I don't feel sedated or "drunk" but when I drive, even hours after taking the medication I've gotten into minor accincidents and will drive up in the kerb. Why?
Is loperamide safe to take if I have medication for everyday use as anti depressant? And lorazepam?
Yes: As long as prescribed by your doctor. Its not as benign of a medication as we like it to be. ...Read more
What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?
See below: Gabapentin, and Depakote are helpful and commonly used. Many docs will use other psych meds like risperdal, seroquel (quetiapine) an d the like but these have lots of side effects. I usually substitute a long acting agent such as Librium or Phenobarbital and lower the dose is a stepwise fashion. ...Read more
I take lorazepam already for 2 years. Its for anxiety and now I feel very nervous. I have fast heart beating. Does it have to do with the medication?
Best for short term: Long term, generalized anxiety may not be what that drug is best for. I'd recommend a therapy where you can learn how to deal with your feelings along with the support of a medication to help you be calm enough to learn well. Talk with your doctor for a possible change - don't do it on your own! And ask for a referral to a psychotherapist to work on issues together with. Best! ...Read more
1mg of ativan (lorazepam).Bc pain is triggering my anxiety and cannot sleep. I don't take this every day. Is it normal not to help? Is there a better medication?
Get proper help: Ativan (lorazepam) is a short acting Benzo that is associated with gradual tolerance and with time, an increase in baseline anxiety because of interdose withdrawal. So please get proper evaluation and if you have a clinical Anxiety disorder then entreat is available and effective ...Read more