Risperdal With Ativan

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Amanda Says:
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My psychiatrist prescribed me 1mg of Ativan as well as 2 mg of Risperdal. Everything that I've read says you shouldnt take them together. I took my Risperdal about an hour ago but I'm having panic attacks. is it safe to take the ativan?

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Katie Says:
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I took those 2 medications together for about 8 months and never had any problems. I was also taking Lamictal and Lexapro at the same time. I hope this helps!

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David Says:


I just wanted to add that according to umm.edu's drug interaction checker, there aren't any discrepancies/interactions listed between Risperdal and Ativan. So based off that, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't be able to take them together, unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. One thing to keep in mind though is that these medications do tend to affect each person differently, whereas it would be hard to determine if someone who posted a negative review might've just been experiencing side effects from either one of the medications and not necessarily the combined side effects or interaction of both substances at once. Just something to take into consideration I guess.

Hope this helps!

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Tessie Mae Says:

Your psychiatrist didn't go to 12 years of college for nothing (4 years of graduate school, 4 years of medical school and 4 years to specialize in psychiatry). He has extensive knowledge of psychiatric medication and I know he has based his decision from your unique set of symptoms. Even though the information says it is contraindicated, I believe it is good for certain individuals. For example, I too am on Risperdal. I have also been prescribed Clonazepam (Klonopin), a close relative of Lorazepam (Ativan). Both are benzodiazepines. The only difference between mine and yours is mine is longer acting. I am doing well on both the medications. Trust your psychiatrist. He is acting in your best interest and sometimes the benefits of medications far outweigh the detriments.

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