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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


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What's the fatal dosage of lorazepam (per kilograms)?

What's the fatal dosage of lorazepam (per kilograms)?

WHY?: If either you or someone you know wants an answer to that, I'm concerned that either someone is contemplating a fatal dose as a suicide attempt or knows someone who is misusing the med. The question doesn't seem like innocent curiosity. Please see your dr and discuss this matter in detail. We don'twant someone endangered.

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Need help. Is 1 mg of ativan (lorazepam) a strong dosage?

It is a standard: Dose for many people. Be aware that it may cause sedation or impact reaction times.

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I take 5mg of methadone daily. 2.5 in morning 2.5 at night. I was prescribed. 5mg of lorazepam. Is it Ok to take at night with my methadone dosage?

I take 5mg of methadone daily. 2.5 in morning 2.5 at night. I was prescribed. 5mg of lorazepam. Is it Ok to take at night with my methadone dosage?

Watch closely!: There is a common interaction of increased drowsiness and sedation. It can be a serious issue, so check w/ your provider to be sure it's not too high a dose of either or both. Don't just modify it yourself - have a provider look into the safest regimen. Work w/ the providers to become a responsible self-manager - they'll be more helpful that way. Best wishes!

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What is the dosage for ativan (lorazepam) gel?

Depends: The dosage fir any medication us dependent in the condition for which it is being treated as well as the condition of the person being treated. Suggest you talk to your treating md about use of this medication.

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Could I develope health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

Could I develope health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

NO: This is not likely to cause problems, but psychotherapy to help deal with the causes of anxiety is really more to the point than trying to control things "as needed".

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Am I likely to develop health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

Am I likely to develop health problems from taking a very low dosage of ativan (lorazepam) just as needed for anxiety?

No: If taken for anxiety on an infrequent, as needed basis under the close monitoring of a physician you would not be likely to develop health problems related to ativan (lorazepam).

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Over dosage of Lorazepam can cause death? My friend did take 18 mg and fall asleep all over for 2 days. It can cause her any danger?

Over dosage of Lorazepam can cause death? My friend did take 18 mg and fall asleep all over for 2 days. It can cause her any danger?

She needs help: Don't know her weight. Although this was not a lethal overdose this is VERY SERIOUS. Your friend needs emergency help now. The overdose she took is very suggestive that she attempted suicide. This should not go untreated.

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My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline? Is this safe?

My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline? Is this safe?

ITS safe, but you: May become more drowsy during the day, although you will sleep better at night. If drowsiness or fatigue a problem, discuss with your doctor.

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I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

I took a 0.5mg dosage of ativan (lorazepam) can I drink alcohol 10 hours after the drug was taken? Or will it harm me?

No guarantees: Is a small dose, however about 1/2 of the medication is still in your system so you should be careful how much you drink and definitely do not drive.

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In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage. Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?

In regard to flight anxiety for overseas trips, please go over your recommendation on which anxioytic to use, ativan (lorazepam) or Valium and the proper dosage. Additionally, what is a good hypnotic for sleeping good at night?

SHORTER ACTING: I would recommend the shorter acting xanax or Ativan as these are more manageable to avoid over-sedation and lasting too long into the trip. As far as sleep aids to help with the whole time change thing, consider melatonin over the counter or even sonata (zaleplon).

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Do you know what the effects of such a dose of lorazepam would do?

May need to switch: Notable side effects-sedation, fatigue, depression. Dizziness, ataxia, slurred speech, weakness. Forgetfulness, confusion, hyper-excitability. Rare hallucinations, mania, also rare hypotension. Hysalivation or dry mouth. Dangerous side effects: respiratory depression if taken with CNS depressant in overdose. Rare hepatic & renal dysfunction. Bllod dyscrasias.

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0.5 mg lorazepam is it enough? What happenes if I take 1mg. My original dose is 0.5 3times a day

Discuss with DR: Half a milligram of Lorazepam is adequate for many patients. I recommend discussing dosage with your prescribing medical provider if you are considering increasing the amount you take. Some people build tolerance to lorazepam.

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Is 6mg of lorazepam a high dose?

Lorazepam dose: Lorazepam is a medication frequently prescribed for anxiety. Dose can range from 1 mg to 10 mg per day depending on the patient's needs and size of the patient. Doses can vary considerably as determined by the doctor prescribing the medication.

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How high a dose of ativan (lorazepam) is. 5 mg?

Not high: Depends on what it is used for an frequency and person receiving the medication. For sedation or pre procedure anxiolysis, higher doses are required

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How often can I take. 5mg lorazepam for anxiety without becoming addicted or needing to raise the dose for the same effect?

How often can I take. 5mg lorazepam for anxiety without becoming addicted or needing to raise the dose for the same effect?

Excellent question!: Even when taken as prescribed, lorazepam can be abused as users can quickly develop tolerance and dependence, and struggling with an addiction. It varies individually. Work with prescriber and develop anxiety management strategies to eventually reduce/eliminate need for medication. Seek professional help if necessary. Consider: https://www. Adaa. Org/tips-manage-anxiety-and-stress

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I took 1mg of lorazepam this evening, and about two hours later, my 100mg dose of Nucynta. Safe? Feel ok but nervous I took too close together.

I took 1mg of lorazepam this evening, and about two hours later, my 100mg dose of Nucynta. Safe? Feel ok but nervous I took too close together.

Avoid combination: Very risky to combine a sedative and an opioid. This can depress your breathing and this is how accidental deaths happen. Take your pain medication earlier and use something like Melatonin for sleep

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Is it safe to take a 10mg dose of Ativan (lorazepam) all at once.

Is it safe to take a 10mg dose of Ativan (lorazepam) all at once.

No: The usual daily dose range of lorazepam (Ativan), a benzodiazepine, is 2 to 6 mg/day. And this would be divided into 1, 2 or 3 mg per dose. As I hope you know, this medication is highly addictive. I am worried that you if you are wanting to take such a large dose that dependence has developed. You need to review your usage with the prescribing doctor and conform to the prescribed plan. Good wishes

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How soon after taking 2 midol can I take my. 75 dose of Ativan (lorazepam)?

How soon after taking 2 midol can I take my. 75 dose of Ativan (lorazepam)?

Ativan (lorazepam) and midol: If you are young, healthy, have no kidney or liver conditions, and are not taking any other medications, it should be safe to take the medications approximately 30 min to 60 min apart. Make sure you don't drive, as you are likely to become sleepy. Feel better.