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Ativan and alcohol intake - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   HI
User :   how long would you have to wait drinking alcohol after taking 1mg of ativan for anxiety
User :   no i understand that.
User :   i do not take ativan on a regular basis.
User :   i take it WHEN NEEDED.
User :   i had to take in a hr ago for a anxiety attack.
User :   but i have a family party today.
User :   and i was just curious.
User :   i would NEVER mix to two together
User :   I am a nervous wreck as it is, and i don't even like taking the ativan unless i HAVE to.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i understand that..ativan and alchohol doesnt go well together
Doctor :   its better u dont take alchohol today
Doctor :   u there?
Doctor :   are u there?
User :   yes, thank you
Doctor :   their tolerance for alcohol depressants will be diminished in the presence of ATIVAN, these substances should either be avoided or taken in reduced dosage.
Doctor :   i feel its better u totally avoid rather than taking less
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   bye
Doctor :   take care
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