Ativan

Ativan is a brand name for Lorazepam, a high potency psychoactive drug which has all five intrinsic effects, including treatment of anxiety, amnesia, irritability and insomnia, epileptic seizures and muscle spasms, pain, and hyperreflexia.

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Ativan

How long after taking 1mg of Ativan is it safe to have a few beers.. Especially if you only take the Ativan on an as needed basis and not daily?

Alcohol intensifies the effect of benzodiazepines (such as Ativan, Xanax & Klonopin). This can lead to oversedation, incoordination, slurring of speech, and increased risk of falls and accidents.

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If you take benzodiazepines how long dose it stay in your system?

It depends on the type of Benzo, how much you take and how long you have been taking it.

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Can you overdose on 50 mg of Ativan?

If your body is not used to that much lorazepam, then yes. 50 mg is e hell of a high dose. I think even with tolerance you would overdpse

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Can you take Ativan and metoprolol together?

Yes you can.

My doctor has me on both. Low doses of both, but both just the same.

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Is Ativan a controlled substance and if it is what is the level?

Yes, it is a level IV

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What is the intranasal bioavailability of lorazepam?

77% Intranasal

90% by mouth

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Melatonin

Can melatonin be taken with Ativan?

Some people get completely knocked out with melatonin. Make sure you are going to bed and don't have to get up early the first time you take it. Along with Ativan , may make you extra drowsy. If you smoke, don't smoke unattended after taking this combo til you are sure how it will affect you.

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Is lorazepam an MAOI?

No, lorazepam (Ativan) is a benzodiazepine. It is usually used as a sedative/relaxant to treat anxiety, insomnia or seizures.

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Hydrocodone
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Ativan

What are the side effects of taking Ativan and hydrocodone together?

Ativan (lorazepam) is an anti-anxiety medication. Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic (pain-reliever) and an anti-tussive (cough suppressant). Both medications are controlled substances and can only be obtained via a physician's prescription. One could take both medications at once in a small quantity without encountering any major side-effects except perhaps sedation.

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Aspirin
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Is it ok to mix Ativan with Aspirin?

yes. the only drugs it is dangerous to mix with ativan is any medications that could slow down your heartrate and breathing (like another benzo or a tranquilizer). this could increase the risk that you'd stop breathing, but it is fine to take aspirin. (I've been on ativan for three years)

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Xanax
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

1 mg Ativan equals how many mg xanax?

1 mg of ativan equals roughly 0.5 mg of xanax, which is the more potent of the 2 benzos

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Can Ativan be used for muscle spasms or tightness?

it's more of a depressant than a muscle relaxer

Answer #2: Ativan CAN be used as a muscle relaxant, but it would be very uncommon for a doctor to prescribe it specifically for this as there are better options in the "muscle relaxant" category that have much less addictive potential (Flexeril, Zanaflex, Robaxin, Skelaxin, Soma, etc.).

That being said, Ativan is one of the benzodiazepines that DOES possess all of the intrinsic properties of benzos: anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, sedative-hypnotic, amnesic, and yes-- muscle relaxant. A sixth intrinsic property primarily attributed to Ativan that has recently been coined among the benzos is it's effectiveness as an "antiemetic"-- it decreases nausea. Only Ativan and Versed can lay claim to all six properties.

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How does Ativan work?

Ativan is a benzodiazepine (Xanax, Valium, Librium, etc.) It acts by binding tightly to GABAA receptors in the brain (the same ones stimulated by alcohol) which potentiates the inhibitory effect of the available GABA, leading to sedatory and anxiolytic effects. GABA is actually an amino acid that is the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in humans. It controls excitability/relaxation and also muscle tone (which is why Valium is sometimes prescribed for muscle spasms). Basically, Ativan wraps tightly around these GABA receptors and elicits a sense of well-being and lowers anxiety mimicking and enhancing the body's neurotransmiiters that control stress and anxiety at these receptors. (Ativan is also used for seizures but I'm not sure about the pharmokinetics there.) == == I do not know the chemical or scientific way that ativan works. I take it when I am having severe anxiety or panic attacks. It slows down my thinking process enough for me to handle what is happening. About 20 minutes after I take it I am so calm that I usually go to sleep, though. (Think happy, drooling stages) I also take klonapin, another anxiety medicine on an as-needed basis. It isn't nearly as strong as Ativan, so I take that at work instead. I can't tell you how many times Ativan has saved my life, literally. Sorry I don't have a technical answer for you.

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How does Ativan register on a drug test?

Ativan will come up in the category of Benzodiazapines.

Other drugs that are in this category are Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin.

Most basic drug test only test for the following 5 categories of drugs.

1 ) Cannabis

2 ) Cocaine

3 ) Amphetimines

4 ) Opiates

5 ) Phencyclidine (PCP)

However, other categories can be added at random per the testers request. So, while the basic tests only cover the top 5, Benzodiazapines could be included.

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Oxycodone
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Ativan

Can you mix Ativan and Percocet?

At recommended theraputic doses, yes it is safe to take both. At very high doses it could potentially lead to severe respiratory depression and ultimately death.

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Can you shoot-up lorazepam tablets?

Physically, yes you can, in that it's certainly possible. However it's nevre a good idea to IV inject preparations made for consumption by mouth. When the manufacturer has good cause to believe their medication will be taken orally, they:

  • May include components (usually not active ingredients) like enteric coatings, that work very well indeed in the alimentary canal, but cause dangers when injected.
  • Levels of quality control for oral meds don't aim for the loftier levels of sterile control that are applied to IV meds. In other words, tablets should be considered clean but never sterile, so they can carry some pretty nasty infections via the IV route that would be been killed off going through the digestive tract.
  • Failure to dissolve the tablet entirely (including at the microscopic level) means you may be injecting emboli -- small clumps that may obstruct blood flow to microvessels (and if one of those is in your brain...). Also, these emboli can work as "seeds" that the clotting system works on and attacks, thus creating larger, more dangerous clots.
  • Sterile field problems in the kit offer up a wide range of chances for infection.

I'd strongly recommend against trying this.

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How can Ativan help you?

ATIVAN is a "benzodiazepine" (generic-Lorazepam) belonging to the ""pam"" familyas I call it...ie...Valium (DiazePAM); Klonopin (ClonazePAM); Xanax (AlprazolAM)Serax (OxazePAM); Centrax (PrazePAM) and a few others. Ativan can HELP you ifyour doctor has diagnosed you with an anxiety disorder. It relieves the symptoms of anxiety and works rather quickly. If you have to go before a largecrowd and you have a panic attack, or if you are anxiety riddled after a majorcrisis ie... death, divorce, etc...it can help you calm down. It may causedrowsiness and make you less alert, so you have to exercise caution. Generallyit's prescribed for short term use; 4-5 months. It can be addictive. Mostcommon side effects are: dizziness, excessive calm, unsteadiness & weakness. Itshould not be taken with other sedatives or sleeping pills unless DIRECTED TOby your doctor. Also don't drink alcohol while on Ativan. It helped me whenmy wife passed away unexpectedly. But you can't stay on it forever; I also found a good licenced therapist then weaned off of the tranquilizer. It's Avery effective short-term Band-aid. HOPE THIS HELPS

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Can lorazepam and 5-htp be taken together?

I have been taking 5-htp daily for the past 6 months along with 1mg lorazepam when I need it. I usually take the lorazepam an hour or two after my 5-htp dose and have not noticed any negative effects whatsoever. However, I can't say confirm it is 100% safe to do this.

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How long does it take for Ativan to clear your system?

2 days is not necessarily true benzos can stay in your system for over a month if used daily over a period of time

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Sleep Disorders
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Xanax
Ativan

What is the strongest sleeping pill?

I've tried many of the addictive sleeping pills (Ambien, benzos, etc) and the most effective sleep aid I've ever used is Tryptophan. It's the amino acid that's in turkey and makes you so tired after Thanksgiving dinner :)

It's by prescription most places. Start with 500 mg and if that isn't enough 1g a night would knock out a horse. Also it has no side effects, isn't addictive, and doesn't have a hangover. I highly recommend it instead of trying 'strong' sleeping pills. Also, what works for one person doesn't for another. I know someone who is asleep 20 minutes after a dose of NyQuil. It's individual, but Tryptophan is what works best for me.

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Ativan

At what temperature will Fahrenheit and Celsius thermometers display the same reading?

-40

As we have formula for converting temperature C= F-32x5/9

so if we put the value -40 in Fahrenheit

C=-40-32x5/9

C=-72x5/9

C=-360/9

C=-40

and in other formula F=Cx9/5+32

so put the same value

F=-40x9/5+32

F=-360/5+32

F=-72+32

F=-40

So here prove that -40C=-40F

what is this in english i just have to ask

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Do benzodiazepines like Ativan ever successfully alleviate the feeling of restlessness experienced by psychopaths as boredom?

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Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Painkillers
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Ativan

Does lorazepam have acetaminophen in it?

Lorazepam is the name of the drug in Lorazepam. There are no other medications in that drug. Acetaminophen is the same drug as Tylenol. There isn't any in Lorazepam.

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If you have been taking Ativan can you take a Xanax at the next dose or do you have to wean off Ativan before you start the Xanax?

You do not have to gradually wean off the Ativan (lorazepam) if switching to Xanax (alprazolam). Ativan, chemical name: lorazepam, has a weaker affinity for the benzodiazepine receptors in the brain than does Xanax, chemical name: alprazolam. In this case, the Xanax will bind more tightly to those receptors than Ativan, but the half lives of the metabolites will be about the same. If you take a proper dosage of Xanax at the usual time that you take the Ativan, you will not have to worry about withdrawal or overdosing. The metabolite half life of both lorazepam and alprazolam are both 6 to 12 hours. One half milligram of alprazolam is approximately equivalent to one milligram of lorazepam. So, if substituting for 2 milligrams of ativan, you might use 1 milligram of Xanax. I have included benzodiazepine equivalency charts in the links. However, you must do this under medical advice, since you must take an equivalent dosage of Xanax to Ativan. Your response to the metabolites of the different drugs may differ from the average.http://www.mental-health-today.com/rx/benzo.htm http://www.benzo.org.uk/bzequiv.htm Please note: I have replaced benzodiazepine chart 1 with another since it disagreed with and was less accurate than the others.Also, please take the viewpoints of benzo.org.uk with grain of salt. They expound the so called "dangers" of benzodiazepines far too much, in my opinion. And their long withdrawal schedules border on the ridiculous. Again, my opinion only.

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Rottweilers

Can you give your rottweiler Lorazepam?

My Vet has stated that a dog can take the same type Medication as a human the dose is the main issue based on size and weight of the dog My Dog is a miniature breed and takes Elivial at 80 mgs once a day during storms season If you start a med go small dose to increase as needed and many over the counter medication use Jr strength

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