Ativan Lower Blood Pressure

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Does ativan / lorazepam lower blood pressure at 1 mg tab? I am starting new bp meds that haven't kicked in yet. I was weaning off ativan but felt pressure was a bit high so I took a whole 1 mg for the first time in a week. I was down to 1 1/2 for the whole day. The ER gave me 2 mg to lower my blood pressure and it worked but I don't want to take 2. Will 1 reduce it some?

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dilho Says:
ativan lowered my blood pressure really fast to where I almost kicked off with only 1 mg of this crazy medication
I thought clonazepam was bad , but lorazepam take's the cake... Back to Clonazepam for me ... screw ativan = lorazepam...

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Verwon Says:
Wow, that is a very unusual reaction.

In response to the original question, yes it can help to lower blood pressure. As a matter of fact, it is sometimes used for those who are resistant to traditional blood pressure medications, or used in people who tend to get elevated blood pressure due to stress and anxiety. And that's for all Benzodiazepines, not just the ones mentioned here.

However, it usually doesn't lower it so fast that it puts someone in danger.

How low did it go, dilho?

And in respect to this discussion, I'd like to include a link to general Benzodiazepine details here, since it covers all those mentioned, as well as others.

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xobillkeenan Says:
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i had hypertension and was taking clonidine hcl 0.8 mg perday.i recently added divya mukta vati to attempt to wean myself off the clonidine,because of the constipation,low energy and i experienced racing heartbeat ,and it frightened me. at this time my bp was 145/114,and fell to 130/78 when the racing stopped.i took some selenium for my heart,but i don't think it had had timeto work yet.i think the racing normalised naturally. what should i know about this?,,and will mukta vati eventually work for very high blood pressure?,,,thank you very much

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skeptical 1 Says:
I have really high blood pressure. I just prescribed 10mg of lorazepam. Is that normal to start out with?

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Drew Says:
You weren't prescribed 10mg of lorezepam as a single dose... You would be so lethargic, that the only thing you could manage to do is sleep. While it's true that 10mg may be administered over the course of 24 hours, it is highly unlikely that any respected physician would prescribe this medication at such high doses for hypertension. There are so many hypertension medications available, and 90 percent of them would work so much better than ativan.

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jp Says:
myself, also, is on a .1mg clonidine regiment. myself too, is trying to find something to make myself feel normal again. just started taking selenium and was wondering if you have had any break through with the selenium?

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Carol Says:
I was admitted to ER, BP 195/122, extreme anxiety, couldn't stop pacing or stop my motor mouth (fear). Dr administered IV of Ativan. In 2 hrs it lowered my BP to 138/80. My follow up Dr gave presc. of 1mg Lorazepam every 8hrs. However, I only take 1mg at bedtime and cut the pills in half to take 1/2mg in am and 1/2mg in afternoon. It DOES lower my BP. I don't feel sleepy or drowsy, am able to function with no anxiety. I feel calm and peaceful, and actually like a normal, functioning, happy human being. I don't understand it, but it works for me, and I don't feel drugged.

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Rob Says:
That's exactly what happened to me. My blood pressure medicine wasn't working 180 / 107 even after taking more. Ended up in the ER and Ativan was given to me which brought it down to normal. I've weened of BP medicine and take .5 mg of ativan twice a day, blood pressure normal, feel normal. Rob

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nup Says:
I would like to know if lorazepam lowers blood pressure. I have been having trouble with low blood pressure. I have lorazepam for my anxiety and I need one but I am afraid my blood pressure will go way down again.

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Driving granny Says:
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I have bad anxiety when going for my cdl exam and my blood pressure shoots up and I can't pass. Any other time it's normal. Would lorazepam help if I took it before going back for a recheck?

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AnaMal Says:
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It works exactly the same for me, I feel normal again no anxiety

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Adrianna Says:
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Take it from someone who took a fair amount of clonodine a day... I took it every day for over a year, then I just stopped. I did not feel ANY withdrawals at all.

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fromflorida Says:
I have the same thing and took a 1/2 dose and it worked for me. Try a 1/2 dose the first time.

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Lo la Says:
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I have low blood pressure, and anxiety
Can I take Lorazepam o.5 I'm worried that my blood pressure will go to low I really need to take something for my anxiety and panic attacks, also have congestive heart failure

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Gerardo Says:
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Can I take lorazepam for my anxiety lf my blood pressure is lower than normal?

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Ksk1452 Says:
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I would highly suggest you seek medical advice before doing so.Benzodiazepine class drugs which Ativan belongs to traditionally tend to decrease blood pressure substantially. You can run into serious respiratory issues if administered when hypotensive.I hope this gives you some direction. Regards.

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Maria Says:
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Im on lisinopril 10 mg. Started 2 weeks ago. Was getting better but was 178/102 this afternoon. I took an ativan and it went down to 168/98. Dont know what can help now.

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John Says:
Carol (# 7) --

Get back to me {edited for privacy} and give me hope. My BP is 157/99 just recently and I started taking 2 mg of Ativan. Will this lower my pressure for good or do I have to keep taking the meds forever?

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