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Anyone familiar with ativan (lorazepam) dosage?

Anyone familiar with ativan (lorazepam) dosage?

YES: Ativan (lorazepam) comes in .5mg 1mg 2 mg and can be given as an injection or iv. ...Read more

Dr. James Hall
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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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". ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What quantity of 0.5mg ativan (lorazepam) is considered a dangerously high dose?

What quantity of 0.5mg ativan (lorazepam) is considered a dangerously high dose?

Depends on the: Person. If you are not used to taking ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) then you can become overly sedated with just a total of 2-3 mgs. If you regularly take Ativan (lorazepam) and have built up a tolerance, then you could take much more. When prescribing, most physicians follow the idea of "start low and go slow" when dealing with medications like ativan (lorazepam). ...Read more

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I currently take .25mg of Lorazepam a day, would it be okay to have a beer 12-14 hours after taking my dose?

I currently take .25mg of Lorazepam a day, would it be okay to have a beer 12-14 hours after taking my dose?

How do you take it?: Lorazepam if taken on a regular basis should not be taken in 12-14 hour intervals as you will like ly be having withdrawal symptoms between doses. Its also a CNS depressant.
There may be respiratory depression with your next dose of Lorazepam. Which is likely to be coming up soon if you took your last dose 12-14 hours ago. So its OK to have a beer if you avoid taking your next pill for 6-8 hours. ...Read more

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I took7 mg of ativan (lorazepam) last dose on the 27th will my urine be clean by the 12th.L? I don't use all the time

I took7 mg of ativan (lorazepam) last dose on the 27th will my urine be clean by the 12th.L? I don't use all the time

HIGH Ativan (lorazepam) dose: 7 mg of Ativan (lorazepam) is a very high dose, so you must have a big tolerance for it whether or not you "use all the time." ativan's half-life is 10-20 hours, longer in women. This means it will be approximately 5 half-lives, or at least 100 hours to eliminate the medicine from your system. It sounds like you could be using Ativan (lorazepam) for other than prescribed purposes -- not healthy for you in long run. ...Read more

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Is having one alcoholic beverage 8 hours after a 1 mg lorazepam dose contraindicated, and-if so-what specific pathophysiolgy will be elicited?

Yes and No: Lorazepam stays in your body for 24 hours, yet you may be fully alert. Adding alcohol on top of it may make you a bit more sleepy but you can have one drink without any major harm. But do not drive after drinking, if you must drink. ...Read more

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Are there any major concerns with taking a small dose of Ativan (lorazepam) here and there for anxiety. Usually take just a few times a month. ?

Yes and no: No problem, this is a reasonable treatment for anxiety IF directed by a trained professional who is following the diagnosis and response. But if this is done without medical,supervision, it can be dangerous. ...Read more

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I tried reducing my daily dose of Ativan (lorazepam) from 1.5mg to 1.25mg. Next day I felt terrible. Resumed 1.5mg dose. 2 days later still feel in withdrawal. ?

I tried reducing my daily dose of Ativan (lorazepam) from 1.5mg to 1.25mg. Next day I felt terrible. Resumed 1.5mg dose. 2 days later still feel in withdrawal. ?

Talk w/ provider: Changing dose levels of psychotropics needs to be done w/ the prescriber. The w/drawal symptoms are not unique to w/drawal and might only have been coincidentally related in time. You may have some other illness - even some virus or flu that just hit at this time. Have a consult and maybe an exam. Plan w/ them on reductions in medication. I hope you can achieve your goal. ...Read more

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My dr prescribed ativan (lorazepam) for situational anxiety around work and other events. Should i try a dose before i take it for work to see how it affects me?

Yes!: Ativan (lorazepam) can cause sedation as it is used as a sleep agent too, among other things. You should try it during the day while at home or a few hours before sleep so you can assess how it works for you. It may be you will need to adjust the dose your doctor gave you but consult her or him first before doing so. ...Read more

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Tips on detoxing from high dose of ativan (lorazepam)?

Tips on detoxing from high dose of ativan (lorazepam)?

Medical attention.: Detoxing from hisgh dose of Ativan (lorazepam) need to be done slowly and under close supervision of your physician, to prevent benzo withdrawl seizure. ...Read more

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I have taken a .5mg dose of ativan (lorazepam) a day for 8 days. Is it safe for me to get off cold turkey?

I have taken a .5mg dose of ativan (lorazepam) a day for 8 days. Is it safe for me to get off cold turkey?

Speak to your doctor: It really depends on for what reason you're taking the medication. If your doctor just instructed you to do it then, following his advice is best. Otherwise, you should check to see what the schedule is supposed to be. ...Read more