Should a person be on ativan (lorazepam) when diagnosed with alcoholic hepatitis?

Ativan (lorazepam) For detoxification, yes, but not for maintenance. Discuss with your doctor other alternatives if u r using it to treat anxiety problem.

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What makes a person's gag reflexes stop working? When patient has been talking morphine and ativan (lorazepam) for alcoholic hepatitis.

It depends. Chronic alcohol dependency can damage every organ in the body (except the kidneys). That means, alcohol can damage the nerves responsible for the gag reflex, plus, strong opiates like morphine can inhibit the gag reflex. So, it is possible morphine can make an already bad situation worse, possibly resulting in aspiration pneumonitis. Read more...

I took one. 5mg pill of ativan (lorazepam) at 8am. Is it okay if I have a few alcoholic drinks at 9pm?

Not a good idea. . Even though it is after 11 hours, combination of alcohol and Ativan (lorazepam) in one day can cause a lot of problems, especially if you are driving. . Read more...

I m alcoholic. I stopped drinking for 2 days. I got dilerium tremens and body started shaking. Hallocination. Doctor gave me ativan (lorazepam) 2mg. Is it ok?

Alcoholism. No. But it is hard to advise you there in india. Ativan (lorazepam) may help the dts, but it is very addicting and is a pill form of 'alcohol'. You need to be in a medical place to detox and then most likely need to get into a treatment program to help you get and stay sober. Read more...