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Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects. ...Read more
Was taking 4mg of ativan (lorazepam) a day for over 2 years.. Insurance coverage ran out and had to quit cold turkey. Any advice for safety or ease?
Ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal : if you knew this was going to happen I would immediately drop to 3 MG a day for 7 days then 2mg for 7 days the 1 MG for 7 and then 0.5mg for 7. If you don't have the warning it's best to reduce usage to maybe 1 MG a day and the 0.5 making your pills last as long as possible. Paying for them yourself following the first taper would work as well. Good luck ...Read more
Weaning off ativan (lorazepam) down to my last 6 pills been taking 0.75 a day now how do I wean with the last 6. 0.5 for a few days then half of that then quit?
The last dose: Depending the duration of use, the withdrawal is likely. Sometimes things get really bad after stopping the last dose. You should do this under medical supervision. An old method includes the use of Phenobarbital (an antiseizure medication), but there are other ways to slowly taper. Slowly means weeks for people on long term benzodiazepine use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking .5 ativan (lorazepam) twice a day for 3 weeks for anxiety as prescribed by my m.D. If i quit cold turkey will I have any withdrawal problems?
Ok my dr ain't in until monday this ativan (lorazepam) is not working aniexty is horrible can I quit and go back to my clonazepam what i was taking before ativan (lorazepam)?
Switching meds: None of us know you well enough to answer that question. You may to go to the er so they can help. ...Read more
How long would it take for ativan to leave one's system if they took .5mg twice a day for 10 days?
Ativan and drug test: Generally benzodiazepines (ativan is one of them) take up to 7 days to clear with chronic use - see https://www.practicalpainmanagement.com/treatments/pharmacological/demystifying-benzodiazepine-urine-drug-screen-results. None of the OTC remedies will work - don't waste your money. The only solution is time - or having a script for the ativan. ...Read more
I take ativans 0.5 mg when needed and was wondering if still good when expired december 11 2016 i would need them right about now?
I had 0.5 mg of Ativan at 8:30 am and 0.5 mg at 11:30, it is now 3 pm and I would like to go out for some drinks with friends. Is this okay? I don't plan on taking anymore Ativan.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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