I'm not drunk officer... I was just at the dentist!
June 14, 2011 8:02 AM Subscribe
How long does Ativan impair one's ability to drive?
posted by cgg to health & fitness (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've got a oh-so-fun dental procedure this week, and my very nice dentist has prescribed me some ativan to alleviate the anxiety and to help get my through a couple hours of him hacking at my gums. Along with the ativan comes the standard warning to make sure I have a ride to and from my appointment. But how long do I need to avoid driving for? I'll be taking 2mg ativan around 2:30pm, with the possibility of another 1mg later if needed. Will I be okay to drive by 9pm?
Yes, I know you are not a doctor, my doctor, a dentist, my dentist, or anything other than a random internet stranger. But metafilter has the best internet strangers, including some who occasionally know what they are talking about and/or have better googling abilities than I :)