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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Medication and Drugs
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

What happens when you snort Ativan?

When I did it, I blacked out and vomited all night and most of the next day. I almost drown in my own vomit. I thought it would be the same as klonopin, which I take as directed by a doctor. Also, if you really are gonna snort it anyway, DO NOT drink with it. In my opinion... totally not worth it.

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Adderall
Drug Interactions
Psychostimulants
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can Adderall and Ativan be taken together?

Neither will be had without a doctors prescription, legally. So I think the Q is from someone who has it. I, too, have it. I'm prescribed both. 20mg IR in the morning + 2mg Ativan. They seem to kick in at the same time and last about as long. Later in the day I take a second 20mg IR, usually after lunch so I've got an appetite. Then when the world starts to feel a bit too nasty it's time for that second Ativan. The world didn't used to feel so nasty, but I've been taking Adderall for 6 years with the same dose, roughly, and the "come down" in the evenings without something to smooth it over really blows. Ativan is highly addictive in a sneaky way just like every other benzo though. So *start smaller than you think you need* ... break any dose your doctor prescribes you into 1/4's. Otherwise you'll build up a tolorance QUICK (unlike adderall) and find yourself needing it at all times on an increasing ramp, usually ending with an empty bottle and a frantic call to your doctor. They don't like that. So start verrrrry small. They are safe to be taken together, just be real familiar with both so you know when you can take less. I have my "spares" bottle that grows over time. I'm rather proud of it, it's proof I've been able to skip doses here and there when I simply felt like I could. My final piece of advice: Write the day/night/party/dinner get together etc off before taking the Ativan, if you can. There is no impact on your meds by telling your friends you're just not up for it. The opposite or worse-- diving into the spares bottle for a simple night out? That's a step in the wrong direction. And when taking adderall and ativan together, there aren't many steps, they're very steep, but the view sure is good from up here. :)

Good luck!

The two are opposites. Adderall is a stimulate and Ativan is a depressant, and so they--like all drugs-- should only be taken together under a doctor's supervision.

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Prozac
Antidepressants
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you take Prozac and Ativan together?

Yes, but most people should not do it. One counteracts the other. Prozac is a SSRI, antidepressant working on seritonin receptors. Ativan is a Benzodiazepine, an anti-anxiolytic and can cause depression with long term use.

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Drug Interactions
Ibuprofen
Painkillers
Anti-Inflammatories
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you mix ibuprofen and lorazepam?

Well, I just did. I'll let you know if I survive. (Not a joke). In all likelihood, low doses of both should be okay. Ibuprofen is a pain reliever and reduces inflammation. Pain relieves are not good to take with benzodiazepams because the benzo is going to suppress nervous system activity while the pain reliever will intensify the effect.

Too much of an NSAID like ibuprofen can cause reduced nervous system reaction as well. Combined with Ativan (lorazepam), too much can make you fall asleep and way too much may stop nervous system functions, like your heart...

Low doses of both though, (200 mg of ibuprofen with 1 mg of lorazepam) will be fine... however, you shouldn't really need to take both. Take a different pain med for pain, not an NSAID. Tylenol might be better, but I'm not a doctor. There are likely side effects or consequences for everything.

General rule of thumb - unless told by a doctor - don't mix medications too much, even over the counter ones with prescription meds.

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Benzodiazepines
Ativan

What is Ativan used for?

lorazepam (Ativan) is a highly potent benzodiazepine (same class of drugs as Valium, Xanax, etc.) used to treat anxiety. It is also adminstered often before surgery and can be used for short-term relief of insomnia. It is useful for panic attacks as it sets in fairly quickly and can be taken sublingually leading to rapid absorption into venous circulation. ***Be careful as it is addictive and can cause terrible withdrawal symptoms if you stop taking it abruptly.

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Drug Safety
Drug Addiction
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

What happens if you overdose on Lorazepam?

You die

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Ativan

Can you substitute clonipin safely for ativan while stopping Ativan?

Because Klonopin (generic name clonazepam) has a much higher halflife than Ativan (generic name lorazepam) at 18-50hrs compared to 9-16hrs for lorazepam, there should be little risk. If you are taking clonazepam just to get off of lorazepam, you cannot simply stop the clonazepam once you are off the lorazepam. Both drugs are benzodiazepines and while they can be fairly interchangable, your body will still have tolerance to them, and suddenly stopping high doses of them will result in restlessness, tremors, and potentially seizures.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal is not a pleasant experience, you should consult your doctor about substituting the lorazepam with something like clonazepam or diazepam and have a schedule for tapering down the dosage.

SHORT ANSWER: Yes, but then you will have to continue taking the clonazepam instead.

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Drug Interactions
Muscle Relaxants
Benzodiazepines
Ativan
Valium
Chemotherapy

Can you take Ativan and Valium together?

It is not recommended that you take both of these together. By taking them together it can cause seizures. For a seizure patient you definitely should not take them together. However, If you were to take Ativan or Valium today you would have to wait at least 3 days to take the opposite of the one you took. This is for safe measures to get it out of his/her system. This is usually the reason why Doctors do not prescribe both to you. You have to make sure that you drink plenty of fluids why taking these medications. If you were not prescribed this medication do not take it without first consulting a doctor.

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Benzodiazepines
Ativan

What is Lorazepam 1 mg street value per pill?

$1-$3 depending on the supply and demand.

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you take tramadol and lorazepam together?

Tramadol is a medication given for mild pain, while lorazepam is a benzodiazapine and is normally taken for anxiety disorders. Generally speaking, it's not advised to mix the two together. However, dosages must be considered when a situation calls for prescribing both medications.

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Oxycodone
Painkillers
Percocet and Percodan
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Is it safe to take a Lorazepam and a Percocet?

It is dangerous to combine two drugs (Percocet: Oxycodone, & Ativan: Lorazepam) that in high doses can cause respiratory failure(lungs stop breathing) which is why, unless the user is responsible and informed enough to know what appropiate dosages based on their tolerance level (to both oxycodone & lorazepam) & own body chemestry relating to drug reactions they should not be combining drugs under any circumstances for recreational use.

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Illegal Drugs
Marijuana
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you take Ativan with marijuana?

yes. www.erowid.org

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Medication and Drugs
Drug Interactions
Anti-Inflammatories
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you take Ativan with celebrex?

Yes you can. Celebrex is a prescription pain medication that you just take once or twice a day. It works very well in most cases. There is no interaction between it and your tranquilizer.

I urge you to get a good therapist who can teach you healthy ways to deal with your anxiety instead of having to rely on the sedatives though. Therapy is the only CURE for anxiety!

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Drug Interactions
Morphine
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can I take Morphine and Ativan together?

Morphine is an opiate painkiller. Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine (a group of sedatives such as Ativan, Valium, Xanax). Since morphine also has sedative properties, taking the two drugs in combination could, in fact, be dangerous. It all depends on dosage, and the individual's sensitivity to the two drugs. If you are prescribed both drugs by a doctor, the doctor theoretically should know what he/she is doing, and it should be ok to take these two medications simultaneously. If you notice extreme tiredness, difficulty breathing, or any other side effects you should probably have a chat with the doc. If you are taking one or both of these drugs recreationally, it would probably be best to do them seperately. It is not uncommon for recreational users to die from an opiate/benzodiazepine combination. If you do decide to take both of these drugs at the same time, I would strongly advise NOT to drink any alcohol, or take any additional sedative drugs. I am not a doctor. Please do not consider this information to be medical advice. It would be best to ask your doctor about these medications before taking them. -The Captain

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Xanax
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

What is stronger Ativan or Xanax?

Xanax (alprazolam) is more potent than Ativan (lorazepam).

Typically 0.5 mg of Xanax is equal to 1 mg of Ativan. However this does vary from person to person.

Xanax also works faster and lasts a shorter period than Ativan. So it is logical to say that Xanax is more "powerful" because of its potency and rapid action.

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Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you smoke lorazepam?

Yes, sure you can smoke it. Although I'm not certain how healthy it is. If it's crushed finely, then put in, say, pipe, and the lit and smoked, the effects should rise almost immediately- although they might differ from what you get from your usual oral intake. I don't advise it, but yes, it's possible by all means.

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Medication and Drugs
Xanax
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Ativan or Xanax what is more addictive?

They are both addictive-they are a schedule #4 drug,which means out of a schedule from 1-5 they are considered to be one of the least addictive,but with my prior experience with both-I find that Xanax is more addictive-this is a quick acting benzodiazapine,where ativan is a long active-they are both nerve pills,but ativan is also an antisiezure medication as well. Xanax if you take large amounts or have been taking it for a long period of time-the withdrawl does include seizures,and believe me I've had em!!!

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Lexapro
Antidepressants
Ativan

Are there side effects from taking Lamectal Sarafem and Lexapro together?

Check out drug interactions (you can plug in different drug names) at: http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/Interaction/ChooseDrugs/1,4109,,00.html ~ T

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Ativan

Can you take half an Ativan?

yes i do whenever i have bad anxiety

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Medication and Drugs
Migraine Headaches
Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
Headaches
Pain Management
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you take lorazepam with acetaminophen?

yes

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Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you smoke ativan?

I decided to try it right after reading this question. First I crushed the pill, with half of it, I snorted it. Immediately after snorting it, i feel very much like a took a couple swigs of rum. I feel very light and warm. I think it's a nice feeling.

I'll repost in a couple minutes with how it feels after smoking it. I need to come down from snorting it first.

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After smoking it, I got the same reaction as snorting it. However it feels like it's calmer, and I think it lasts longer.

Hope I helped :]

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Medication and Drugs
Xanax
Muscle Relaxants
Benzodiazepines
Ativan
Valium

Are DIAZEPAM lorazepam alprazolam all the same?

No, some have shorter half lives in regards to how long they stay in the system; also some will have quicker effects, some slower effects. You can feel effects longer with some, while others you feel a short time , then gone. It takes longer to detox from some benzos than others...however all extremely dangerous withdrawal without dr. supervision

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Medication and Drugs
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you use Ativan if it has just expired?

I BELIEVE THAT the flat 1 year expiration date put on drugs is an attempt to sell more drugs. Most medication, with a few exceptions (usually antibiotics)

are good long past their "experation date". If the ativan JUST expired, I would have no problem taking it and not worring about it. <<<adr>>>

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Mental Health
Medication and Drugs
Benzodiazepines
Ativan

Can you take fish oil with Ativan?

I've been taking fish oild every day with it. All seems well. I'm fine. I don't see how it would cause a problem, but then again I'm not a doctor. Like I said, I've been taking it for about a month along with fish out every morning.

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Conditions and Diseases
Medication and Drugs
Sleep Disorders
Drug Tests
Xanax
Muscle Relaxants
Benzodiazepines
Ativan
Valium

For DOT employees will Valium or sleeping pills like Xanax Ativan or Sonata show positive in a DOT drug test?

Valium and xanax are benzodiazepines and are not tested for on a DOT drug screen at all. In fact, it is illegal to test for these substances on a federal DOT test. The DOT drug screen looks for marijuana, opiates, PCP, amphetamines and cocaine. There's no such thing as a drug it's illegal to test for according to the DOT; they could test you for steroids if they wanted to. The reason they only test fpr those five drugs is that they're the five drugs most likely to be found in a trucker's urine. Considering that most drivers who do drugs are doing so to stay awake, why would any trucker do downers?

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