Psycho-Babble Medication Thread 62575

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ativan taken sublingually effective?

Posted by terra miller on May 11, 2001, at 23:16:44

i read somewhere here that an ativan (1mg) taken sublingually (under the tongue) is quicker acting than if you just down it with a glass of water. is this true? since ativan, for moi, can take 60-90 mins. to kick in at times i find this very interesting. thanks for any info. terra

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective? terra miller

Posted by SalArmy4me on May 11, 2001, at 23:27:17

In reply to ativan taken sublingually effective?, posted by terra miller on May 11, 2001, at 23:16:44

The study below discusses sublingual lorazepam in the treatment of sudden seizures; so the sublingual route of lorazepam administration is being used because it is faster than the straight gastrointestinal route: Holmes, Gregory L. Buccal route for benzodiazepines in treatment of seizures? Lancet. 353(9153):608-609, February 20, 1999.

> i read somewhere here that an ativan (1mg) taken sublingually (under the tongue) is quicker acting than if you just down it with a glass of water. is this true? since ativan, for moi, can take 60-90 mins. to kick in at times i find this very interesting. thanks for any info. terra

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective?

Posted by terra miller on May 12, 2001, at 0:05:37

In reply to Re: ativan taken sublingually effective? terra miller, posted by SalArmy4me on May 11, 2001, at 23:27:17

> The study below discusses sublingual lorazepam in the treatment of sudden seizures; so the sublingual route of lorazepam administration is being used because it is faster than the straight gastrointestinal route: Holmes, Gregory L. Buccal route for benzodiazepines in treatment of seizures? Lancet. 353(9153):608-609, February 20, 1999.


So, taking it sublingually means it starts to take effect faster? Yes?

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective? terra miller

Posted by SalArmy4me on May 12, 2001, at 0:21:06

In reply to Re: ativan taken sublingually effective?, posted by terra miller on May 12, 2001, at 0:05:37

Yes.

But I am thinking that the studies used a special sublingual preparation of lorazepam that is not the same as the one prescribed to the general public-- but I am not sure. Perhaps someone else can fill me in on this.

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective?

Posted by jarlath on May 12, 2001, at 6:39:42

In reply to Re: ativan taken sublingually effective? terra miller, posted by SalArmy4me on May 12, 2001, at 0:21:06

Yes it is the same preparation (the oral one). I have used it for sedation of patients pre-operatively

Jarlath (anesthesiologist)

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective? terra miller

Posted by Elizabeth on May 12, 2001, at 21:40:50

In reply to ativan taken sublingually effective?, posted by terra miller on May 11, 2001, at 23:16:44

Yes. It's useful for occasional panic attacks because it is absorbed through this route and doesn't taste nasty like Xanax < g >.

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective?

Posted by lois on May 14, 2001, at 20:17:20

In reply to Re: ativan taken sublingually effective? terra miller, posted by Elizabeth on May 12, 2001, at 21:40:50

> Yes. It's useful for occasional panic attacks because it is absorbed through this route and doesn't taste nasty like Xanax < g >.

Ditto,
I would take even 1/4 of a mg(tab) when in a panic and in about 30 mins. I would start to feel better.Doesn't last as long as oral and not a habit one would want to get in to.I only use it
rarely, in an emergency now, since I am on maintenance clonipin oral twice a day as part of my coctail.
Lois

 

Re: ativan taken sublingually effective?

Posted by terra miller on May 21, 2001, at 14:44:14

In reply to Re: ativan taken sublingually effective?, posted by lois on May 14, 2001, at 20:17:20

> > Yes. It's useful for occasional panic attacks because it is absorbed through this route and doesn't taste nasty like Xanax < g >.

I have "lorazepam" and it tastes like paste. Is it the same underthe tongue as ativan?

terra


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