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Posted on Fri, 21 Jul 2017 in Mental Health
Question: Went to Physician today with Heart rate of 100 and BP was 160/90. He prescribed Zoloft 100 mg. Have not been able to sleep tonight. Would it be safe to take Lorazepam 1.0 mg.
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Answered by Dr. Ashok Kumar 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is safe

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns about lack of sleep.

The use of lorazepam with use of zoloft is completely safe as there are no interactions between them.

However lorazepam being a benzodiazepine should be used in lowest possible dose and 0.5 mg is lowest possible dose.

I hope this answers you.
Thanks and regards.
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