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Medicine For Lorazepam Overdose
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 that of the CNS sedation. Useful, but very addictive. ...Read more
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
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
I have taken overdose of ativan (lorazepam) many times n am felling terribly sick now. What should I do??
Call 911: Please call 911 immediately and go to hospital. ...Read more
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?
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
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 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
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
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?
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