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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?
Expiration: If stored properly this drug would continue to be safe and effective long beyond the "expiration" date. ...Read more
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 more
Both are benzodiazepine receptor agonists and are strong anti-anxiety medications with abuse potential and a host of side effects including sedation/dangerous while driving. They can have a dangerous withdrawal if not appropriately tapered.
Xanax has faster onset and is more quickly metabolized. See:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/2172250-overview ...Read more
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
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
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
Wise Use of Ativan:
I commend you for wanting to use Ativan wisely.
Use Ativan for following symptoms if their intensity is 7 or more on a Scale of 10:
• Excessive worrying and brooding
• Mind racing
• Difficulty in concentration
• Muscular tension
•Physical symptoms due to Anxiety
Dose, frequency and duration of Ativan should be monitored by your Psychiatrist. ...Read more
Wean off ativan (lorazepam):
Ativan (lorazepam) is meant for short term use or occasional rescue use only. This is because people will develop tolerance and dependence on ativan (lorazepam).
For persistent anxiety an long term anxiety controller medication should be used.
Ativan (lorazepam) must be weaned off slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms. ...Read more
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
Ativan s/e: Mainly sedation, feeling sleepy. Dizziness or confusion can occur but less common with low doses. Tell prescribing doc if you are sensitive to meds in general or Ativan type meds. Ask for the lowest possible dose to start and increase gradually with doctor supervision. Take care. ...Read more
Accuretic for Blood pressure side effects may be- dizziness, headache, sleep problems, upset stomach, and diarrhea.
• Anxiety can have similar symptoms.
Let wise woman in you ask:
• Stresses in life causing anxiety
• Reasons to take Ativan 0.7m/day and Duration
• Use of Alcohol
Discuss with Psychiatrist
• Medication benefits, side effects
• Decrease dose
• Therapy for stresses ...Read more
Depends: This question is not specific enough, sorry. It all depends on what you and your doctor are seeking to treat, duration needed, and other variable that are specific to you. ...Read more
In general as dr. Nemerof explained, it is used for short term use. At our center we have been using it only for short term in acute stress, dentist, flight or other specific infrequent phobias, due to its short action and interdose withdrawal with consequent elevation of baseline anxiety, we have not been using it for generalized anxiety disorder /long term
good luck and feel better. ...Read more
6 to 8 hours active: Ativan (lorazepam) is a mid range benzodiazepine with an active period of 6-8 hours of sedation. After 6-8 hours, Ativan passes again through the liver. Now the liver breaks the Ativan into 2 parts- each part has no psycho-active effects. Lower dosages are used for geriatric adults and medically debilitated patients. Their bodies are slower to metabolize Ativan into its 2 inactive parts. ...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
Very high dose: 5 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) is a very high dose, and may not be safe to use twice a day. It could be if your doctor prescribed it, and you've developed that much tolerance to it -- but this could be a different kind of problem. If you've left out a decimal point and mean. 5mg instead, this could be safe if your doctor prescribed it that way. Please review with your physician. ...Read more
Let the Wise Person in you ask:
•Reasons for taking Ativan or another Benzodiazepine
•Use of Alcohol
•Stresses in life causing Anxiety
See a Psychiatrist for:
•Benefits and side effects
•Tolerance and Habit forming of Ativan and Benzodiazepine
•Therapy for stresses of life
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Ativan (lorazepam) doses: Three milligrams of Ativan (lorazepam) is not a low dose, esp. For a 63 yo. If one takes that much Ativan (lorazepam) every day for at least one month, one could have some withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop. Ativan (lorazepam) can be and is addictive. There are other, safer treatments for insomnia. You should never take more than prescribed-NEVER. Having Ativan (lorazepam) without a prescription is a felony. Be very careful and good luck. ...Read more
Either one: It can cause either weight loss or rare rapid weight gain according to www. Drugs. Com. Best wishes. ...Read more