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Can we give temazepam and oxazepam with in short interval difference to the patient?

Can we give temazepam and oxazepam with in short interval difference to the patient?

Depends on dose: Unfortunately, without knowing the dose of each - it's impossible to say. However, both temazepam and oxazepam have decent half lives (roughly 8 hours) - so short interval dosing shouldn't be needed at therapeutic doses. Wish there was a better answer - Hope that helps! ...Read more

Temazepam (Definition)

Temazepam (restoril) -- a benzodiazepine -- is a sedative/hypnotic used for the short-term (7-10 days) treatment of insomnia. It helps you fall asleep faster, decreases the # of times you awaken during the night, & gives you longer periods of uninterrupted sleep. It produces a calming effect. Take 30 min before bedtime. To avoid temporary memory loss, be sure to get 7-8 hrs ...Read more


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Is it safe to combine oxazepam with lorazepam?

Is it safe to combine oxazepam with lorazepam?

Safety of benzo: Benzodiazepine, the group that encompass Valium [diazepam], serax [oxazepam], Ativan [lorazepam] are very safe but not made to be used for a long time as they only treat symptoms while the main problem is left untreated. And a good doctor never prescribe those for more than 3 months. No sane doc would prescribe both Lorazepam and oxa together. ...Read more

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Can you take lorazepam 1mg and temazepam 30mg together?

Can you take lorazepam 1mg and temazepam 30mg together?

Not a good idea: Not sure why you would want to do this. Lorazepam and temazepam are both benzodiazepines. Temazepam is more sedating and used for insomnia. Lorazepam is less sedating and commonly used for anxiety or agitation, but they both have the same mechanism of action and both are addictive. The combined amount you you describe is a very high dose of benzodiazepine. ...Read more

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If I have troubling with quality of sleep & staying asleep, would it be better to take lorazepam or temazepam? I have prescriptions for both. Thanks.

If I have troubling with quality of sleep & staying asleep, would it be better to take lorazepam or temazepam? I have prescriptions for both. Thanks.

Find cause: There are many causes for sleep difficulties. Suggest you start with your pcp to rule out underlying medical causes for disturbed sleep. A good overview: http://sleepfoundation. Org/insomnia/content/what-causes-insomnia I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I am71yrs old the doctor prescribed 0.5mg Lorazepam twice a day - am I safe having them with 10mg of temazepam at night and tramadol 50mg 3timesa day?

Check meds: Temazepam is dispensed in 15 mg or 30 mg. Please recheck your meds. Should be ok, but do not drive or operate equip if you feel light headed. Both of these meds are addictive. There may be safer options.. ...Read more

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Bipolar (controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

Bipolar (controlled -lamictal, carbamazepine), anxiety-semi-under control (lorazepam, temazepam, cymbalta) and ADD problematic- considering Vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine)?

So much medication: It might be necessary to take some drugs but I question the risks already and adding the new one is especially bad w/ cymbalta (duloxetine). It can cause severe anxiety! Also serotonin syndrome. Almost all of your meds combine to cause a host of symptoms like dizziness, confusion and general impairment. Please consider a good psych eval and adding good psychotherapy to lower need for Rx and help them work! ...Read more

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I was wondering are temazepam and lorazapam in the same family?

Yes: They are both in the same family, they are both benzodiazepines. Temazepam was marketed as a sedative hypnotic and Lorazepam was marketed as an anxiolytic. However, they are in the same chemical class. ...Read more

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Can I take 30mg tamazepam with 1 mg of Ativan (lorazepam)?

Can I take 30mg tamazepam with 1 mg of Ativan (lorazepam)?

Bad idea: You would be compounding your use of benzodiazepines. Talk with your prescriber about treating your symptoms with only one. ...Read more

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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

Can diazepam, lorazepam or tamazepam got opposite effect of you are too agitated? Is that true or not? Thank you for your help

?: Not sure I understand question, but all 3 usually calm down 'agitation'. They are rare to cause the opposite effect in the 'normal' brain. In the sleep deprived person or in someone with dementia, they could cause unexpected reactions. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazapam with temazapam?

Is it safe to take lorazapam with temazapam?

Probably unnecessary: Both are benzodiazepines with a moderate (temazepam average 11 hours, Lorazepam average 15 hours) half life. Lorazepam is more potent, milligram for milligram, than temazepam. Combining the two would be like taking a larger dose, with consequently more main effects (sedation) and side effects. I don't think combining the two makes much sense. ...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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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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What are effects of lorazepam 20mg upon the body?

What are effects of lorazepam 20mg upon the body?

Not good: This is a very high dose. Discuss this with your physician. Will enhance side effects of the medications. Can cause altered mental status or confusion, sedation, respiratory depression, even death. ...Read more

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What's the difference of uses between lorazepam and depakine?

What's the difference of uses between lorazepam and depakine?

Different classes: Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine medication used mostly for anxiety. It is habit- forming. Depakene (valproic acid) is for seizures, migraines, neuropathy, bipolar disorder and is not habit-forming. ...Read more

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Can I take 60mg of temazepam?

No: That is an exceptionally high dose. You might use it provided it was in conjunction with the prescribing doctor, who would presumably see some rare circumstance; but otherwise it would be exceedingly unwise. ...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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What will 60mg of temazepam do?

Be more sedating: Than 30mg, have a greater chance of leaving you hungover the next day because of its long half life and it can worsen sleep apnea if you have that. In fact, if you have untreated central sleep apnea it could make you stop breathing, and that means the long dirt nap if the apnea lasts long enough. Think of reggie white who died in is sleep of apnea alone, probably without the assistance of meds. ...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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Please tell me about temazepam?

Restoril (temazepam): Temazepam (Restoril) is a benzodiazapine used for treating insomnia /anxiety short-term. It works by enhancing GABA in the brain. ...Read more

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How exactly does temazepam work?

Sleeping medication: Temazepam is a benzodiazepine that is sedating and can help with sleep. It is related to medications like Lorazepam and alprazolam. ...Read more

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Is 6mg of lorazepam a high dose?

Lorazepam dose: Lorazepam is a medication frequently prescribed for anxiety. Dose can range from 1 mg to 10 mg per day depending on the patient's needs and size of the patient. Doses can vary considerably as determined by the doctor prescribing the medication. ...Read more

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Does oxazepam stay in your system?

Does oxazepam stay in your system?

Serax: Half-life is 4-15 hours, so it would likely stay in system for 20-75 hours. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

How dangerous is Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): Mainly sedation, depends on dose. Also since it is short-acting, tolerance & abuse can develop with continued use. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

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Is it okay to take ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam): As prescribed, and along with counseling, yes. ...Read more

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Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Can you die from 100 ativan (lorazepam)?

Overdosing: If you are considering overdosing on Ativan (lorazepam) or any other medication or substance, please don't. You can go to an emergency room, dial 911, or call 1-800-273-talk (8255) -- the national suicide prevention lifeline. They will connect you with local resources to help you. ...Read more

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How can I safely taper off from lorazepam?

Slowly: Depends on how your current daily dose and the amount of time you've been taking it, but in general I've found people have the most success with a slow, gradual taper. For patients on a high dose who've been taking a benzodiazepine for years, I will reduce the dosage by roughly 10% every 1-2 weeks, sometimes even more slowly. If the dose and duration are shorter I sometimes schedule a faster taper ...Read more

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Is lorazepam 1mg the same as diazapam 5mg?

No: As dr lotfi says, both Lorazepam and diazepam are in the same class of medication, but they are different. Lorazapam has a half life of about 12 hours, while diazepam has a half life of more than 40 hours. Half life means that in that amount of time, half of the medication is out of your body as you can see, diazepam has a very long half life. ...Read more

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What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

What sort of medicine is ativan (lorazepam)?

Anti-anxiety: Ativan (lorazepam) is a medication used to treat anxiety, panic attacks in particular. It is in a class of medications known as benzodiazepines which share similar properties such as valium, klonopin, xanax, (alprazolam) and Librium the advantage is that it works quickly, but the risks are developing a physical dependence (tolerance over time and withdrawal when stopping it) or an addiction. ...Read more

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How much is too much of restoril (temazepam)?

Caution: More important than absolute dose of restoril, (temazepam) which shouldn't exceed 30 mg at night, are frequency and duration of use. With daily use for over a month you can become tolerant to its benefits for sleep and anxiety, but experience withdrawal if you don't take it, so you use it to avoid withdrawal even though it no longer helps. Avoid using more than 4 nights/week; try to use for under 3 months. ...Read more

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What amount restoril (temazepam) is too much?

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Restoril (temazepam): Maximum recommended nightly dose is 30mg. If used alone for insomnia. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take 60mg of restoril (temazepam)?

More important, why?: 60 mg Restoril (temazepam) is hefty dose; and raises hte question why so much? Taken over time resistance/tolerance can occur, leading to escalating doses. Which cannot be continued indefinitely. There are other options for most people. There are recent findings that all meds in this general class, including Alprazolam, taken over a decade can have subtle long term consequences. Discuss with your md.. ...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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What will happen if you snort a 15mg temazepam?

Not a good idea.: Never a good idea to snort any medication as it is not safe. Take only as directed. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to drink on. 5 lorazepam?

Not a good idea: Although there is a risk of respiratory suppression, there is also the risk of falls, accidents, etc when the two are mixed together. ...Read more

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Which medication is better alpraxolam or lorazepam?

Which medication is better alpraxolam or lorazepam?

Depends on you: These two medications are typically used for anxiety but can also have an impact on seizures and blood pressure. The best medication is the one that works best for your symptoms as all people will respond differently. ...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


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Oxazepam (Definition)

Oxazepam is a short-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more