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    Old 02-02-2001, 11:48 AM   #1
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    Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    I heard there were side effects if you take Ativan and Remeron together. Does anyone know of this. I checked an Interaction checker on the net and it said no seriuos side effects or interactions while taken together. has anyone heard of this?

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    Old 02-02-2001, 12:25 PM   #2
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Hi..

    Yes! My pharmacist told me if you're taking 45 mgs of Remeron and 3 or more mgs of Ativan daily it can cause adverse effects.. As a matter of fact it is the makers of Remeron itself that is making this known.. They released this info to the public about 2 months ago.. Please ask your pharmacist, and s/he will probably have the info for you.. Like I said in another post, even many Drs are Not aware of this yet..

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    Old 02-02-2001, 12:33 PM   #3
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Oh.. and I forgot to add.. It's only Ativan and it's generic, Lorazepam that seemingly react with Remeron.. Xanax and the others are not mentioned.. But, ask your pharmacist anyway, even if you take one of the others.. Just to be on the safe side..

    By the way.. My shrink knows about this, and feels I'm okay taking the Ativan as he has prescribed..

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    Old 02-02-2001, 01:39 PM   #4
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Panzee, are you on Remeron?? I take ativan to sleep so i don't want to mix the two.


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    Old 02-02-2001, 02:41 PM   #5
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Hi ginli..

    I've been on Remeron for about 3 years now and I love it.. I also suffer from severe panic disorder and it's the only AD that has come close to addressing that problem.. I also take 2 to 4mgs of Lorazepam (Ativan) daily.. I have no problem mixing the 2 meds at all.. And, my shrink is not worried about this combination even though the makers of Remeron have recently stated adverse effects can occur when mixing the 2 meds.. I'll do a search later on and see if I can find their statement concerning this..

    In the meantime, if your Dr gave you the Ativan and the Remeron, I'd have no worries about taking either of them if I were you.. But, of course, talk to your Dr about any fears you may have..

    Also.. Have you started the Remeron? Because it's very good for sleeping problems and a very serene med..

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    Old 02-09-2001, 05:41 PM   #6
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by panzee:
    <B>Hi ginli..

    I've been on Remeron for about 3 years now and I love it.. I also suffer from severe panic disorder and it's the only AD that has come close to addressing that problem.. I also take 2 to 4mgs of Lorazepam (Ativan) daily.. I have no problem mixing the 2 meds at all.. And, my shrink is not worried about this combination even though the makers of Remeron have recently stated adverse effects can occur when mixing the 2 meds.. I'll do a search later on and see if I can find their statement concerning this..

    In the meantime, if your Dr gave you the Ativan and the Remeron, I'd have no worries about taking either of them if I were you.. But, of course, talk to your Dr about any fears you may have..

    Also.. Have you started the Remeron? Because it's very good for sleeping problems and a very serene med..

    panzee..

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    Hi panzee and all..

    Rather on the contrary if I may be so bold.

    I think this is a very serious threat. Especially when a pharmacist feels the need to address it with you personally. But it only apparently applies to certain level of the two in combo.

    I must say I have been mis-cross-medicated more than once by an MD, so I am conditioned to do a lot of medical/pharmacological research on my own, to make completely sure. for myself, the prescribing physician is up on his information.

    I saw a survey recently that implied a very low percentage of physicians are even on the internet, let alone the ones that do little to keep up with current matters. I've also found myself explaining to some of my shrinks what certain newer medications actually do, who had not even heard of them.

    So, please let's not feel we can always just "Trust your Doctor". They are just people like everyone else. And they don't go home with our disorders. We do.

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    Old 02-09-2001, 05:52 PM   #7
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    My doc took me off Xanax yesterday and put me on 2mg. of Ativan. I started taking it right away and I'm not having any trouble with it. I take 45mg. of Remeron. Does anyone know what Organon said the adverse side effects might be? I'll try to do some research but I probably won't come up with anything. Bye

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    Old 02-09-2001, 05:54 PM   #8
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Brilliant post JollyRoger.. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> And there's nothing I love more then being in quote prison.. Hahaa..

    But, you're right of course.. One should be very aware of what meds we put in our bodies and if the combination is known to have possible harmful side effects.. Well, we just shouldn't take that combo..

    As I said.. It's very important to ask your pharmacist about any meds or med combos we take.. They do get information before our Drs and we should question our Drs about all meds that our pharmacists receive notices about concerning any adverse effects..

    Thank you again JollyRoger and I hope you're having a wonderful day..

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    Old 02-09-2001, 06:01 PM   #9
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Hi Kyle.. <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

    I did a massive search trying to find information about the danger of combining Ativan with Remeron and I found nothing.. But, my pharmacist said that the makers of Remeron released information to all pharmacists concerning this combination..

    Did your pharmacist say anything to you when you filled your script for the Ativan? Maybe you can call and see if they have this info?

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    Old 02-09-2001, 06:13 PM   #10
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Yes he did Panzee! I told him I was tough and could handle it. He said it would knock me out and I said I wish. It doesn't bother me a bit. But I'm tolerant to alot of pain meds. I've been given high doses of morphine demerol percocett vicodan and so on. I take 45 of Remeron and 2mg. of Ativan. depends on the person you know. good night my dear.

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    Old 02-09-2001, 06:29 PM   #11
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    You're most welcome Ms panzee.

    And I want to thank you for bringing this matter up in the first place.

    Quote prison isn't so bad is it? <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/biggrin.gif">

    I will do some digging too, to see what more specifics I can find out about this too.

    Again thanks.. and HiYa Kyle..
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    Old 02-09-2001, 06:41 PM   #12
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Hi Kyle.. Howdy panzee! (out of prison yet?)

    Kyle, just for the record though, let me be clear as I remember this threat to be, and it is a little vague right now, as to the details. In fact it's something like I went through in another similar case of medical mis-combinations.

    Its not about being tough or not, or being able to handle an immediate reaction, its about developing serious neurological and possibly even crippling complications in the future from medications taken now.

    Kind of like the threat of the use of Zyprexa can bring about Tardive Dyskenisia in some people. (permanent facial twitching). Nothing to fool around with, if you can avoid it.

    I will do some digging and try to find out more, because this is a very serious issue.

    Cheers <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">
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    Old 02-09-2001, 06:49 PM   #13
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    I know of what your saying. The only thing I would have like that would be muscle twitching all over the body. But, I think that is caused from the methadone. My pharmacist said it would sedate me heavily and I was joking with him and said I wish. It does not sedate me and I haven't noticed anything else. Good luck in the hunt for info. I too will keep looking.

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    Old 02-09-2001, 07:46 PM   #14
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    I checked Health Central Interaction Checker and it came up with a medium respiratory depression for 45mg. Remeron and 2mg.Ativan

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    Old 02-10-2001, 09:17 AM   #15
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    Re: Is there side effects from taking Ativan and Remeron together?

    Good stuff on Remeron and ativan. You guys really did your research. I started taking the lowest dose of the Remeron at night 2 days ago. It's good for my sleep because i don't! I hope it works well for me without putting on weight. I will stop it if it does. Maybe. Kyle, you mentioned the high protein diet. Does this keep your weight down?? what if you want a carbo what do you eat??? Do you think klonopin would be better than ativan with Remeron?

    thanks guys for all your help

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