My son is diagnosed with Bipolar 1 disorder and he also has serious anxiety problem. He has been prescribed to Ativan (take as needed) to treat his anxiety problem for a long time. Recently, his doctor changed his medication regime to Lithium (1500mgs/day) + Latuda (120mg/day) to treat his bipolar symptoms with good results. However, when my son took Ativan as needed from time to time, he could sleep 14 ~ 16 hours straight which doesn't seem right to me. Is it O.K. for my son to continue to take Ativan now he is taking Latuda? If not, what other anti-anxiety drugs are available that can be taken together with Latuda?
It is ok just know since he doesn't take very often the Ativan will effect him this way. You could ask the doctor if cutting Ativan dose in half would be ok to try.
What mg of Ativan is your son on? Its safe for him to take all those meds together. Maybe the doctor needs to adjust the mg of the Ativan.
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