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How long does ativan (lorazepam) stay in your system?

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Dr. Warren Kriedman
Psychiatry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
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In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)

Short-acting anxiolytic, between 6 & 8 hours, depending on route of administration.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)

Short-acting anxiolytic, between 6 & 8 hours, depending on route of administration.
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