I'm on ativan for anxiety. I cant sleep. Is there anything I can take that wont interact with it?
- 27 Mar 2012 by ldub428
- ativan, anxiety, sleep disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, sleep
I take ativan for anxiety, I have been having trouble sleeping lately. I was curious if there is anything I can take that wont interact with the ativan and is safe to take to just get a few zzzz's at night?
28 Mar 2012
I have taken Visteral or Benadryl which helps with sleep with the Ativan. Also have taken Deseryl with Ativan. From what I understand Ativan doesn't have alot of adverse interactions with to many drugs. Benadryl is an over the counter antihistamine while the other two need prescriptions. If you do have questions ask your local pharmacist, they would be glad to help you find something that will work along with looking up interactions.
28 Mar 2012
Hi ldub428. I'm taking Ativan it is for the anxiety it works wonders for the anxiety. For sleep, I depend on Melatonin a vitamin and supplement over-the-counter medicine it helps me fall asleep.
24 May 2012
Hello Idub428. Since you are taking a benzodiazepine, I might suggest one that is made for sleeping. Either Halcion or Dalmane will give you a solid nights sleep and will not interact negatively with the Ativan. Regards, pledge
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