As I am well aware that lorazepam MUST NOT be mixed with alcohol, I wonder how long before one can have a drink after a short treatment (4/5 days for insomnia). The dose is just 1mg a day (x night). On the other hand, if still on treatment, should you avoid any alcohol drinking at all? I mean could you or could you not drink alcohol as long as it's at least XX hours away since you last took lorazepam? How many hours/days does it take for Lorazepam to get out of your system that you can safely drink afterwards or before? For ex, if I take 1mg of lorazepam around 11pm, can I have a drink the next day by the evening? (in this case, should be skippin' the next dose?) I'm getting to a doctor during the week, I'm just wondering til we meet
Lorazepam for insomnia + alcohol question?
Question posted by Gina83 on 9 Jan 2011
Last updated on 9 December 2018
My question is how long after I drink 4 beers do I have to wait to take the lorazepam I have really bad anxiety right now
You don't need to wait. It's safe to have one or two glasses of wine on occasion (NOT every day) with benzos. Doctors overstate the dangers because of possible malpractice suits, and because some patients get addicted and start taking 20-30 pills (which could be fatal with enough alcohol).
1mg of Lorazepam, which is mostly out of your system, won't interact badly with alcohol, as long as you drink in moderation (ie don't go on a binge frenzy).
- Lorazepam uses and safety info
- Lorazepam information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Lorazepam (detailed)
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