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I ve taken 20mg of percocet for dental pain i'm having, can I take my ativan (lorazepam) 0.5 mg only an hour after the percocet?

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Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
Dentistry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not recommended

Both of these drugs have additive affects.
They both cause respiratory depression. Care must be taken when combining sedatives with narcotics and don't ever mix with alcohol. You need to cut done on the percocet, that is a fairly high dose for dental pain.

In brief: Not recommended

Both of these drugs have additive affects.
They both cause respiratory depression. Care must be taken when combining sedatives with narcotics and don't ever mix with alcohol. You need to cut done on the percocet, that is a fairly high dose for dental pain.
Dr. Bruce Weisbrot
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Dr. Robert Ryan
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

Your medication usage should be monitored by a trained professional.
..Preferably the prescribing doctor. There are many drug interactions to be aware of and they should be overseen by someone trained in pharmacology.

In brief: Probably

Your medication usage should be monitored by a trained professional.
..Preferably the prescribing doctor. There are many drug interactions to be aware of and they should be overseen by someone trained in pharmacology.
Dr. Robert Ryan
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Dr. William Newton
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The combination of these medications can cause increased sedation.
Take with caution but generally safe.

In brief: Yes

The combination of these medications can cause increased sedation.
Take with caution but generally safe.
Dr. William Newton
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

20mg is a very high dose for percoct.
I would vote no and ask MD prescribing Atavan. Also, treat the cause of the dental pain, not just the pain.

In brief: No

20mg is a very high dose for percoct.
I would vote no and ask MD prescribing Atavan. Also, treat the cause of the dental pain, not just the pain.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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