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What are the tests for lorazepam overdose?

What are the tests for lorazepam overdose?

Separate assay: Because Lorazepam is excreted primarily as a metabolite, a general benzodiazepine screen will frequently miss lorazepam. A separate assay for detection of Lorazepam is needed or can use higher order mass spectrometry test. ...Read more

Lorazepam Overdose (Definition)

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of lorazepam can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Lorazepam overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Lorazepam overdose?

Lorazepam overdose: Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of lorazepam can be fatal. Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, confusion, muscle weakness, loss of balance or coordination, feeling light-headed, and fainting. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lorazepam overdose?

What is the treatment for lorazepam overdose?

See below: I'd have er doctor decide : (
early management of alert patients includes emetics, gastric lavage, and activated charcoal. Very imporant: once stabilized and cleaned, very close follow up in psychotherapy is a must! (especially if intentional od). ...Read more

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Most likely side effects of overdosing on lorazepam?

Most likely side effects of overdosing on lorazepam?

Serious stuff!: Signs of overdose range through mental confusion, dysarthria, paradoxical reactions, drowsiness, hypotonia, ataxia, hypotension, hypnotic state, coma, cardiovascular depression, respiratory depression, and death. : ( (. ...Read more

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Could 6 beers and. 5mg of lorazepam cause overdose in average sized male?

Could 6 beers and. 5mg of lorazepam cause overdose in average sized male?

Yes, Don't even try: I strongly recommend not trying such a combination as you may be putting your life at risk. Lorazepam should only be taken under supervision by a healthcare provider, combining it with alcohol could be deadly. Seek help immediately if you are depressed or have suicidal thoughts. ...Read more

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How far apart do you have to take oxycodome and lorazepam (Ativan) To not overdose?

How far apart do you have to take oxycodome and lorazepam (Ativan) To not overdose?

Major risk of combo: Using narcotic pain or cough medications together with other medications that also cause central nervous system depression can lead to serious side effects including respiratory distress, coma, and even death. Talk to your doctor about alternatives to avoid a major drug interaction here. Ref: https://www. Drugs. Com/interactions-check. Php? Drug_list=1488-0, 1770-0 ...Read more

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I've took 8mg of ativan (lorazepam) in an hiur. Is that overdosing? What shold I do? Thanks

Yes.: What should you do? Depends. Was the Ativan (lorazepam) prescribed or purchased? If the former, find a decent physician or psychiatrist who isn't ignorant. If the latter, find a psychiatrist to treat your addiction illness. ...Read more

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My friend takes a lot of apo lorazepam pills in 1mg each. I'm worried and I wonder at how much mg she should stop before having a serious overdose?

My friend takes a lot of apo lorazepam pills in 1mg each. I'm worried and I wonder at how much mg she should stop before having a serious overdose?

Lorazepam overdose: Advise your friend she is in danger of taking so much lorazepan. She should report this to her docor and get a checkup. Be careful. ...Read more

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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

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As I have said that I hv taken overdose of ativan (lorazepam) many times now m suffering from its side effects like NT being able to concentrate breathing problem?

As I have said that I hv taken overdose of ativan (lorazepam) many times now m suffering from its side effects like NT being able to concentrate breathing problem?

Ativan (lorazepam): Go to the ER. Have someone take you or get an ambulance. Breathing problems with Ativan (lorazepam) are an emergency. You have a problem with Ativan (lorazepam), get some help please. ...Read more

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Could an overdose of codeine phosphate and lorazepam remain in the body long enough to kill you?

Depends on factors: Depends on many factors including age sex liver condition previous benzo use and many other factors like if the person had developed tolerance to the benzodiazepine or new to the use what kind of heart or brain condition he or she was in so question like that are hard to answer unless seen clinically so answered will be very hypothetical means book like. ...Read more

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Sis overdosed in trazodone, doxylamine, lorazepam, anti-emetics over 24h ago. Sleeps a lot, feels dizzy. Will the effects increase or wear down? Help

Bad combo: These medications are all sedating and have a potential to interact depending on the dosage taken. Lorazepam ingestion can be reversed with a medication called flumazenil (clonazepam). It sounds like you're quite concerned about your sister. .. Going to the ER and making sure that she receives the proper medical and (more importantly) psychiatric care is definitely your best bet. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Overdose- 3.5 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 1mg of lorazepam, 100 mg of tramadol, 2 norco 20/650 and 50 mg of atarax. Plus 3 cocktails. Am I at risk of dying?

Overdose- 3.5 mg of xanax, (alprazolam) 1mg of lorazepam, 100 mg of tramadol, 2 norco 20/650 and 50 mg of atarax. Plus 3 cocktails. Am I at risk of dying?

Emergency Situation: Healthtap received your message about 20 minutes ago. You should call 911 or have a responsible party drive you to the nearest emergency room immediately. Do not hesitate. Obviously you are reaching out for guidance and help. Please seek help immediately without delay. There is help waiting for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can you stop taking lorazepam after 2.5 months?

How can you stop taking lorazepam after 2.5 months?

Ativan (lorazepam): Gradual tapering over weeks, depending on the current dose & how long u have been on it. Your doctor is the best to consult. ...Read more

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Is it ok to stop lorazepam after taking it for a week?

Is it ok to stop lorazepam after taking it for a week?

Talk w/your doctor: This depends on why it was prescribed to you, and at what dose, etc. Please speak with the doctor who prescribed you the medicine to make sure about your particular case. ...Read more

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How can I safely reduce the amount of lorazepam I'm on?

How can I safely reduce the amount of lorazepam I'm on?

Supervised Only: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the class of benzodiazepines. One can develop a physical dependency after only two weeks of use. Tapering one's dose must be done under the supervision of a qualified individual, preferably the prescribing physician. Sudden cessation can lead to withdrawal symptoms including anxiety, confusion, hallucinations, seizures and even death. Safe tapering is possible. ...Read more

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Can lorazepam and pxil 12.5 mg be taken both safely? Thanks

Can lorazepam and pxil 12.5 mg be taken both safely? Thanks

Yes if: This is the way your doctor has prescribed you your treatment, like Paxil (paroxetine) to be taken on a daily basis and Lorazepam 0.5 mg once a day as needed for anxiety. To the opposite, if u take medications on ur own, u are self-medications yourself and, this at ur own risk. The best for u is to get back to ur prescribing doc, tell her/him ur symptoms & ask 4 clarification or readjustment of ur treatment. ...Read more

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Do you know what the effects of such a dose of lorazepam would do?

May need to switch: Notable side effects-sedation, fatigue, depression. Dizziness, ataxia, slurred speech, weakness. Forgetfulness, confusion, hyper-excitability. Rare hallucinations, mania, also rare hypotension. Hysalivation or dry mouth.
Dangerous side effects: respiratory depression if taken with CNS depressant in overdose. Rare hepatic & renal dysfunction. Bllod dyscrasias. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take lorazepam with traumadol even if it isn't recommended?

Not w/o ur Dr's okay: Tramadol and lorazepam are both very sedating and potentially addictive medications. It is not okay to take them together unless specifically instructed to do so by your clinician. Take Care! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take. 25 mg of lorazepam 6 hrs apart? I.Dont fil taking it with 1 mg so I take it in half....

Question not clear: I am not entirely sure what you are asking (what you mean when you say "dont fil taking it with 1 mg so I take it in half..."). But there is no problem with taking Lorazepam 0.25 mg 6 hours apart. However you should always follow your doctor's recommendation. ...Read more

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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

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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

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How addictive is lorazepam?

Lorazepam: Being short-acting, Ativan (lorazepam) is very addictive, with serious withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more

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What does ic mean on lorazepam?

What does ic mean on lorazepam?

Interchange: Ic stands for "interchange" which basically tells the pharmacy that you don't have to dispense the name brand. ...Read more

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Can Lorazepam cause nightmares?

Can Lorazepam cause nightmares?

Ativan (lorazepam): Vivid dreams possible depending on the dose. ...Read more

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Is 1 mg. Of lorazepam addictive?

Could be: One-two times is unlikely addictive. Continuous daily use can turn into addiction. ...Read more

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Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Is ativan (lorazepam) addicting?

Yes: Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazipine, this class of meds can be addicting, even small doses used over an extended period of time can be very difficult to stop. Some people take them as prescribe and find it very hard to stop, others can be more overtly addicted and continue to take higher and higher doses. In general best for short term use only. Try to avoid if history of addiction like alcohol. ...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


Overdose (Definition)

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