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Drug Interactions With Lorazepam

Interactions With Lorazepam Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when lorazepam is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Alcohol
Combining alcohol with lorazepam can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking lorazepam (see Alcohol and Ativan).
 
Anesthetics
Combining anesthetics with lorazepam can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure your healthcare providers know you are taking lorazepam before you undergo any surgical procedure.
 
Antidepressant Medications
Combining an antidepressant with lorazepam can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before taking lorazepam with an antidepressant, as you may need to be monitored more closely.
 
Antipsychotic Medications
Combining an antipsychotic medication with lorazepam can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before taking lorazepam with an antipsychotic medication.
 
Barbiturates
Combining a barbiturate with lorazepam can increase your risk of side effects, such as drowsiness, confusion, memory loss, or difficulty breathing. Serious side effects may occur. Make sure to talk with your healthcare provider before taking lorazepam with a barbiturate.
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