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What Is The Lethal Dosage Of Lorazepam
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
It is a standard: Dose for many people. Be aware that it may cause sedation or impact reaction times. ...Read more
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
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
Could i develope 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?
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?
Only as high: as your physician prescribed.Get a more detailed answer ›
My doctor wants me to up my dosage from 1mg to 2mg a day of lorazepam with 100mg of amitriptyline ? Is this safe?
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
2 yrs ago took lorazepam.Too hi dose 20 days.Stopped cold.Serious withdral. Felt since then it made anxiety and me worse. Are long term effect posibl?
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
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
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