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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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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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Can you take Ativan with methylprednisolone?

I have been prescribed both, at the same time, by an experienced physician and they were not flagged at the pharmacy. I have taken both without a problem.

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Can you take lorazepam and Ibuprofen?

can taking lorazepam and ibuprofen together hurt u

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Can you use Ativan with reglan?

Yes it works very well as a hangover cure if taken the night you drink right before you pass out. My friends a doctor he told me about it. So awesome!

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Can you take Prozac and vicodin and Ativan together?

This seems like a very dangerous combination.

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Can you takE Ativan and suboxone in the same day?

Yes, you can take suboxone and ativan together. Suboxone does not block the effects of ativan. However, taking too much ativan with suboxone, could cause respiratory failure. So, to be safe, stick to the prescribed dosages of both medications.

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Does Lorazepam get you high?

yep

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Can you take Klonopin and Ativan together?

Theoretically you can and be fine, however it is not a good idea. Ativan is a short/intermediate acting benzodiazepine while Klonopin is an extremely long acting benzodiazepine. Mixing them together will increase both the desired and side effects of each chemical. The risk of overdosing is greatly increased as well as the length of intoxication with these drugs. If you are planning on mixing the two for medical reasons, check with your doctor to make sure your body will be able to process the medications safely. If you are planning on mixing the two for recreational purposes, start with extremely low doses of each instead of mixing a bunch of them together. Something to keep in mind is that this specific combination of benzodiazepines will most likely not produce euphoria (which is generally the reason why people use benzodiazepines recreationally) but cause heavy sedation and make you fall asleep before the desired effects even occur.

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Can azithromycin and lorazepam be taken together?

Yes they can be. They are two different prescriptions for two different things.

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How do you wean off of Ativan?

Ah, could be tricky. Depends on what withdrawal symptoms you are experiencing but a common method is to slowly decrease dosage. For example, Day1/Day2 dose=2mg, day3/day4 dose=1mg, day5/day6 .5mg. Of course, you will still experience slight withdrawal, but the only way to get over it is to completely stop usage. This method can apply to many other benzodiazepines also.

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What drugs are always spelled with a capital letter?

Capitalize brand names. Generic names are in lower case.

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Can you take two 0.5mg of Ativan at once?

Yes; doses above 5 mg can be prescribed. Do not take a dose larger than prescribed, or while taking other depressants (such as alcohol).

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Can you take Ativan and Prozac at the same time?

Yes. My doctor prescribed 0.5 Ativan one twice a day and Prozac 20MG one every AM. Yes. My doctor prescribed 0.5 Ativan one twice a day and Prozac 20MG one every AM. Yes. My doctor prescribed 0.5 Ativan one twice a day and Prozac 20MG one every AM.

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Can I mix hydrocodone with lorazepam?

As a long time user of Hydrocodone and being experienced with lorazepam, in fact having taken them both at the same time, I would suggest taking the Hydro's first and then later if you need help getting to sleep take the Lorazapam. If you take them both the Lorazapam just makes you tired and cancels out much of the effect of the Hydro's... If I even wanted to feel the reaction from the Hydro's I've found I have to take twice as much as normal when on Lorazapam and it still isn't as pleasent. Don't waste perfectly good hydro's mixing them with a downer.

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Will lorazepam show up on a urine drug test?

Yes.

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Can you take tramadol and Ativan together?

You should really check with your doctor or pharmacist for this answer. These drugs are in the same class and if not prescribed by together by the same doctor, questions should be asked.

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Is lorazepam a narcotic?

no, lorazepam is not a narcotic

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Can you take Ativan and L-tryptophan together?

Yes, it's fine. Depending on dosages, it'll most likely make you sleepy and drowsy.

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Can you take Ativan and zopiclone together?

Yes, if your doctor prescribes both. There are no listed adverse drug interactions for this combination, though you will likely feel quite sleepy, which is probably what you want if you take those two together.

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How many mg of Ativan to get high?

Somewhere around 1-3mg's. Ativan comes in .5,1,and 2mg tablets. Ativan is a benzo very similar to klonopin,xanax,and valium.

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The Difference Between

What is more powerful Xanax or Ativan?

1. alprazolam(Xanax) is way more powerful, ativan isn't even is potent as Valium trust me Xanax is the way to go either that or klonopin but I prefer Xanax

2. I've tried both. I currently have access to both. Ativan hits harder and produces a more euphoric feel for me. The only problem is it only last about 20 - 30 min tops. Xanax just makes me fall asleep. I also am always off balance in the morning after doing xanax the night before.

3. As you can see, it's quite subjective. Objectively speaking, the statements "Xanax is way more powerful" and "ativan isn't even as potent as Valium" are false. Xanax IS a powerful med, with a potency trailing only Halcion and Klonopin in the U.S. Ativan is one of the more potent benzodiazepines as well, with a strength equal to that of flunitrazepam (Rohypnol or "roofies" though it does not behave the same pharmacologicaly) It [Ativan] is about five times more potent than Valium, thus it is dosed in smaller amounts, so Valium, when adjusted for potency, may "feel" stronger to some than Ativan to some.

Though equivalency charts vary, the standard equivalent doses for the four main benzos are 0.5mg Xanax = 10mg Valium (gold standard) = 1-2mg Ativan = 0.25-0.5mg Klonopin (I've found the potency of Klonopin to be exaggerated. It is probably closer to 0.5mg than 0.25mg and Ativan to be underestimated, probably closer to 1mg than 2mg, but again... each person will perceive any of these drugs differently)

The reason Xanax is probably often perceived as "more powerful" is because it has a quick onset and short duration of action. So it hits the individual taking it quickly, strongly, and wears off quickly as well. Ativan, on the other hand has a moderate half-life and duration of action, so it is felt more gradually and the effects stay longer before wearing off a little more gradually. (Unless taken under the tongue. It is then absored directly into venous circulation and it's are felt within minutes)

Personally, I prefer Ativan and Tranxene. Xanax does what it's supposed to do and obliterates anxiety, but the potential for addiction, in my opinion, outweighs its benefits. Valium and Tranxene are almost identical, with Tranxene having one major metabolite which is the principal metabolite of Valium and Valium having several-- they are the longest acting benzos. The quality and characteristics of Ativan work best for me. It is like a cross between Xanax and Valium, IMO. I don't care for Klonopin as it causes increased aggression and anger for me. But it does work- can also be taken sublingually for panic and is VERY effective.

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Can you mix geodon and lorazepam in the same syringe?

no its not good to mix any drugs together in a syringe inless its in a IV bag mixed by a professional but deffinitly dont mix in a single syringe

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Does Ativan and Valium show the same in a urine drug screen?

Valium (diazepam) and Ativan (lorazepam) will not show up as the same drug.

Valium undergoes extensive hepatic (liver) metabolism by CYP2C19, a component of an enzyme system. When it becomes metabolized several active metabolites form, primarily desmethyldiazepam (Nordazepam), oxazepam, and temazepam. These active metabolites are also benzodiazepine class drugs. Nordazepam is available in some countries, Oxazepam is best known as Serax and Serepax, and temazepam is a commonly used hypnotic best known as Restoril. 98.5% of diazepam is metabolized and on a negligible amount of diazpeam is excreted.


Unlike Valium, Ativan does not have any active metabolites because it does not under go any hepatic biotransformation. Due to this reason Ativan (and Serax) are most often used in people with significant liver damage because the liver does not have to "work" on Ativan.


When a drug test occurs Ativan will be positive if the test is positive for lorazepam. If any other benzodiazepines are found then another drug must have been taken. When Valium is tested for, diazepam and active metabolites (none are lorazepam) might be found.

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Can you take Ativan and ibuprofen?

Yes...

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Can you change from Xanax to lorazepam?

Yes, they are both benzodiazepines so "crossing over" is possible. It should be noted, however, that Xanax is roughly twice as potent as Ativan and has a much faster half-life so it may seem like the Ativan is not as effective in someone who is used to the rapid onset of Xanax. Of course, some people find that Ativan works better than Xanax for anxiety. It just depends on the person and what your taking it for

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