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Medicine For Lorazepam Allergy
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
Allergy definition: A true allergic reaction to Ativan or any medication (or food) involves either the development of hives or rash and/or difficulty breathing, throat constricting. Such reactions need to be treated with Benadryl or, in severe cases, epinephrine. Often people say they have an allergy when it's really an adverse reaction or intolerance. For Ativan, that might be dizziness or sedation or agitation ...Read more
Very rare: Allergic reactions to Ativan (lorazepam) and other benzodiazapines are quite rare. Hives or other skin eruptions sometimes occur, but seldom and may related to fillers in the tablet/capsule rather than to the medication itself. Side effects, especially at higher doses are more common and included drowsiness, slowed thinking, slurred speech--think effects of alcohol. ...Read more
If you pass out from lorazapam 1st dose wake confused and posibly hullucinating nothing else taken pretty sensitive to med allergies. Take to much? 2mg
If you mention stress or anxiety migraine at the urg care doctors is it common to get lorazapam so readily, think I had ear inf or allergy.
77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?
Is ativan (lorazepam) okay for short term use combined with therapy. Isn't it a good drug when used responsibly?
Ativan (lorazepam): Yes & as needed, short-term.Get a more detailed answer ›
I feel manic, I have Ativan (lorazepam) to take as needed. Is Ativan (lorazepam) a good drug to take when feeling manic?
If you are actually: Manic (as opposed to hypomanic) you will likely need more intervention than ativan (lorazepam). Ativan (lorazepam) may help to mute the symptoms some. Please advise your psychiatrist ASAP. If you are in any danger due to mania either have someone transport you to ER or call 911 for assistance. Take care. ...Read more
If I use. 5 mg of ativan (lorazepam) every night for insomnia, in time will I build up resistance to drug and require a higher dose to give the same effect?
Very possible: This is a well-known and common risk of anti-anxiety medications chemically called "benzodiazepines" (or "benzos"). It's the main reason they are not recommended for long-term use, usually defined as over 2 weeks. Of course, not everyone reacts the same: some people develop tolerance (they "build up resistance") even sooner, while some take much longer, or never do. But why risk it? ...Read more
I abused ativan (lorazepam) for the past 8 days (6mg/day) that I got illegally. Will I have withdrawal and when will my system be clear. I have experience w/ drug?
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
Sedative: Fairly immediate onset benzodiazepine, the class of drugs that are used to reduce anxiety, sedate or put to sleep, also used for seizures (to stop them quickly) and sometimes for dizziness or nausea because of the sedation, but also can cause amnesia. Sometimes used to relax muscles but the reason is because of the CNS sedation. Useful, but very addictive. ...Read more
Drug testing: Depends on the type of test used and how soon after taking the drug you are tested. ...Read more
Is it safe to take lorazepam 0.5 mg with the pain medicine hydrocodine 10.325 and flexiral 10 mg?
Call doctor: Individually, those drugs produce drowsiness. Combined, they produce incredible drowsiness. You can't be driving, or operating machinery, or doing anything requiring tremendous attention while you're taking any one of those drugs. So you should contact your doctor first, and discuss what the real issue is, before considering taking more than one of them. Taking two narcotics plus a muscle relaxant can cause problems together. ...Read more
Yes. I have taken one. 5mg of Ativan (lorazepam) yesterday and one of the same today. I don't wish to take this medicine anymore after today. Will I have any serious withdrawal?
I took 1 dose of ativan (lorazepam) 0.75 mg over 2 weeks ago for an anxiety attack. Will this still show up on a drug test now?
Would you prescribe the drug Ativan (lorazepam) to a 93 year old lady suffering anxiety and if you did would it be strictly controlled?
After careful eval.: It may be cautiously prescribed and must be closely monitored. She should not be alone. It is very important in someone of that age to look for medical reasons for new onset anxiety. Prescribing an anti anxiety medication in lieu of such investigation risks missing a treatable medical condition. Be sure this has been done. ...Read more
My husband was recently prescribed lorazepam 1 mg twice a day which he has taken for 2 wks. How long will this drug be detected in a urine screening?
I have sleeping problem. I want to take medicine for long sleep. First I use ativan (lorazepam) but is not so effective any noice in room I wake up so what medicin?
Took a 1/2 milligram of lorazepam around 11 at night unknowing that I had a drug test around 230PM the next day. Will it be in my system?
Ok I was on ativan (lorazepam) 6mg for 15 days my question is how long will I feel the effects of this medicine if I was only takin it for 15 days?
Benzos: For a few days in general. But, the chemical will be in your blood for weeks. So, in some cases weeks may go by before you feel better. ...Read more
I took. 5 mg of lorazepam at 2am sat morn. I have a drug test on Monday around 11 am. Could I pass the test? I'm not a regular user, only for 2 days
Too close to call...: It depends on the sensitivity of the screening test. It also depends on your overall health, condition of your liver and whether or not other drugs are competing for metabolism. In general, the shorter acting benzodiazepines are cleared from the body within 3-5 days. Barring any additional use of Ativan, (lorazepam) your test has a slightly greater possibility of being negative. It's really too close to call ...Read more
Less than a week: Typically this drug is not detectable by the urine drug screen after 4 to 5 days. It depends on the condition of your liver and if other drugs are present and competing for metabolism. It also depends on the sensitivity and specificity of the test itself. Hope this helps! ...Read more
How many half lives does it take for ativan (lorazepam) to be out of your system for a urine drug screen?
I weight 150 lbs. I took two. 5 Ativan (lorazepam) will I be able to pass a urine drug screen in 14 days?
Probably: If detected, it will probably be under threshold for a positive. Please don't take that stuff without talking with your physician first. It can be bad for you. ...Read more
Recently I was overwhelmed and took a lorazepam that wasn't (.5 mg) mine. If I passed an at home drug test would a pass a lab Corp drug screen?
Will taking low dose of lorazepam for a month cause withdraw when you stop? Is this medicine a good choice for anxiety for short periods of time?
Is lorazepam most similar to xanax (alprazolam)? I know duration is longer but is it the closest one in this class of drugs? Klonopin doesn't work
Xanax (alprazolam): Lorazepam is similar to Xanax (alprazolam) in that it has a short half life which means it seems to work faster but doesn't last as long, This makes these more addictive. Klonopin and Tranxene have a longer half life which takes longer to work but lasts much longer and is still addictive but less so. ...Read more
I took 1mg Lorazepam this past Wednesday. I have a pre-employment drug screen this Tuesday. 1st time user. Unprescribed. Will it show in a urine test?
Drug screen benzo:
Many factors unique to the individual being tested determine the actual 1/2 life of the particular drug including variables as age, wt, body fat, sex, metabolic rate, overall health and amount of drug consumed over what period of time:
Benzo--in urine therapeutic usage-----3-4 days urine 90 days--hair 48 hrs--blood
chronic usage: 4-6 wks urine ...Read more
Two days ago at the ER, they gave me 1mg of Ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety. I still feel weird from the medicine. Being that I weigh 125, was that too much?
Ativan (lorazepam): Not likely from the Ativan (lorazepam) since it would be out of your system by now. Recommend visit to mental health professional to help you with your anxiety, and also to get workup done to rule out medical causes for anxiety, if that was not ruled out in the ER already. ...Read more
Weaning off a month-long prescription of lorazepam for anxiety. Down to. 5mg/day, with 1wk to go. How long after the last dose will the drug b out of my system?
My drug screen results were negative, why? I take percocet and ativan (lorazepam) on a daily basis, my screen results did not find them in my system. Knowing that I take my meds daily, I cannot understand why they did not show.
Many possiblereasons: Oxycodone may not show up on a drug screen unless the screen is specifically geared to that drug. Ativan (lorazepam) should show up, but it depends on the dose. If you are on a low dose (0.5 mg a day) it may be negative. Also, if you are drinking large amounts of water, it dilutes your urine to where drugs may be below the detection limit of the test. ...Read more