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What is the definition or description of: Lorazepam allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Lorazepam allergy?

Allergic reaction: Allergic reactions to Ativan/ lorazepam are not common. Be aware of problems such as swelling of lips/ tongue/ airway, hives, difficulty breathing, etc. See: https://www. Drugs. Com/lorazepam. Html ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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


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What is the definition or description of: Ativan (lorazepam) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Ativan (lorazepam) allergy?

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

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Signs of ativan (lorazepam) allergy vs side effects?

Signs of ativan (lorazepam) allergy vs side effects?

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

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If you have an allergy to clonazepam does that also mean you are allergic to lorazepam?

If you have an allergy to clonazepam does that also mean you are allergic to lorazepam?

Not necessarily: If you are considering taking lorazepam, tell your doctor about your reaction to clonazepam. One can be allergic to one and not the other. ...Read more

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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.

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.

In my opinion?: My honest opinion is that sedatives are far too overprescribed in headache patients by primary intention and as a result people are led to believe that this type of medication is a TREATMENT for a headache when it really isn't. ...Read more

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77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?

77 year-old man with spasticity and stiffness in his back and limbs, causing great difficulty in mobility.....?

Neurologist: Patient should definitely be seen by a neurologist for testing. Electrodiagnostic studies, imaging, and labs can provide objective evidence to better understand physiology and offer perhaps more effective treatment and management options. ...Read more

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Is there any drug interactions with CBD Oil and Lorazepam?

Is there any drug interactions with CBD Oil and Lorazepam?

Sure not much: Doubt that there is ANY interaction. The oil has a lot of the psychoactive parts of the plant purified away. cannabis is not that sedating and does not have significant effects on liver metabolism of drugs. ...Read more

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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

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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

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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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What is it like to be on the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

What is it like to be on the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

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

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Ativan (lorazepam) didn't show up on my drug test why? I take it but not daily

Ativan (lorazepam) didn't show up on my drug test why? I take it but not daily

Ativan (lorazepam): If not taken daily, it is possible, due to short half-life of ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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Will I test positive for drugs by taking one 0.5 milligrams of ativan (lorazepam)?

Drug testing: Depends on the type of test used and how soon after taking the drug you are tested. ...Read more

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I'm using lorazepam it keeps me drowsy slightly are there any other anxiety medicines?

I'm using lorazepam it keeps me drowsy slightly are there any other anxiety medicines?

Yes: Benzodiazapines can sometimes cause sedation. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are a good choice for long term anxiety treatment as is buspar (buspirone). Discuss with your pyschiatrist or prescribing medical provider. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lorazepam 0.5 mg with the pain medicine hydrocodine 10.325 and flexiral 10 mg?

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

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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?

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?

Probably not: If it was just a single dose of Ativan (lorazepam) 0.75mg over 2 weeks ago, it would most likely be out of your system by now. Hopefully, it was actually prescribed to you, as taking medication prescribed to other people is not a good or safe idea. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Would you prescribe the drug Ativan (lorazepam) to a 93 year old lady suffering anxiety and if you did would it be strictly controlled?

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

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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?

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?

Lorazepam: Lorazepam will be detectable in a urine screening as long as he takes it, and then some. Could be 1-4 weeks or so. But if this was prescribed for him, he simply needs to show the lab his prescription and there should be no problem with the result. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ear plugs: Sleep problems are very common. Try herbal teas with warm milk. Try melatonin. Use ear plugs and blinders. Try to avoid drugs. May try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but avoid alcohol and no caffeine after noon. ...Read more

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Are clonazepam, lorazepam, triazolam the same drug?

Are clonazepam, lorazepam, triazolam the same drug?

Not same group: All are sedatives but are different;

clonazepam (klonopin) is long-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety @12 hours).
Lorazepam (ativan) is short-acting benzodiazepine for anxiety (4-6 hours).
Triazolam (halcion) is hypnotic for insomnia & is short-acting. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are some generics of the drug ativan (lorazepam)?

All are lorazepam: A list of the companies that manufacture generic Lorazepam can be found at the following website:
www. Drugs. Com/availability/generic-ativan (lorazepam).Html
generic drug availability, manufacturer information, and patent status on ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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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

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

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How long is ativan (lorazepam) detectable in a urine drug screen?

How long is ativan (lorazepam) detectable in a urine drug screen?

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

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How many half lives does it take for ativan (lorazepam) to be out of your system for a urine drug screen?

About 10: The half life of Ativan (lorazepam) is 12-18 hours and in general it takes about 10 half lives for levels to be below detection. ...Read more

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I weight 150 lbs. I took two. 5 Ativan (lorazepam) will I be able to pass a urine drug screen in 14 days?

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

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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?

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?

It takes time: To metabolize a lorazepam which is one of the benzodiazepines that has the longest half life. So time is the only factor that determines whether the drug will be out of your system before you take the LabCorp drug test. I would not hang my hat on the home test. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Anxiety: Relaxation exercises are key to controlling your anxiety. Yoga meditation can help. Figuring out what makes you anxious can as well. Lorazepam needs weaned off. See your physician for help doing this, stopping it suddenly could cause seizure. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

5 half life.: Half life of its major metabolite is about 18 hours, then in 90 hours it should be practically out of your system.
Take it easy in the process not to develop insomnia. ...Read more

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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

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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


Lorazepam Allergy (Definition)

Allergic reactions to Ativan/ lorazepam are not common. Be aware of problems such as swelling of lips/ tongue/ airway, hives, difficulty breathing, etc. See: ...Read more