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Frequency of taking Lorazepam?

How often can I can take my Lorazepam? It's 0.5 mg. I took one at 12:30 pm and it's now7:00 pm. Can I take another one? I'm having shortness of breath. I f I take one now at 7:00 pm when can I take another one? Thank You
by JoAnn in montgomery, il., 04/30/2006


On a two millagram Lorazepam, is there a score on one side and a R063 on the other? I have been taking them for years and they did not have a narcotic effect on me but the company I was receiveing them from quit making them and the new perscription I ...
by Sheila Rhodes, 01/24/2009

Lorazepam drug interactions with Brinzolamide?

My mother takes brinzolamide for treatment of glaucoma. Would there be any side effects? Could you please let us know if there is a problem taking the benzodiazepine lorazepam if you are being treated for glaucoma with eye drops brinzolamide.
by Anne Wynne in Manchester, United Kingdom, 11/08/2005

About Lorazepam 0.05mg tab

I get perscribed Xanax 1mg Blue tabs for anxiety and im out till tommorrow, someone gave me lorazepam 0.05mg cause i was havin a attack now i was wonderin is it kool to take this to calm me down till tommorrow that is the only medication im takin at t...
by Steve in Philadelphia,PA, 06/13/2007

Lorazepam (Ativan)
(lor- AYZ-eh-pam)
Pregnancy Category: D Apo-Lorazepam Ativan Lorazepam Intensol Novo-Lorazem Nu-Loraz PMS-Lorazepam Pro-Lorazepam (C-IV) (Rx)

Classification: Antianxiety agent, benzodiazepine

See Also: See also Tranquilizers, Antimanic Drugs, and Hypnotics .

Action/Kinetics: Absorbed and eliminated faster than other benzodiazepines. Peak plasma levels: PO, 1-6 hr; IM, 1-1.5 hr. t 1/2: 10-20 hr. Metabolized to inactive compounds, which are excreted through the kidneys.

Uses: PO: Anxiety, tension, anxiety with depression, insomnia, acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Parenteral: Amnesic agent, anticonvulsant, antitremor drug, adjunct to skeletal muscle relaxants, preanesthetic medication, adjunct prior to endoscopic procedures, treatment of status epilepticus, relief of acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Investigational: Antiemetic in cancer chemotherapy.

Additional Contraindications: Narrow-angle glaucoma. Parenterally in children less than 18 years.

Special Concerns: PO dosage has not been established in children less than 12 years of age and IV dosage has not been established in children less than 18 years of age. Use cautiously in presence of renal and hepatic disease.

Additional Drug Interactions: With parenteral lorazepam, scopolamine sedation, hallucinations, and behavioral abnormalities.

How Supplied: Concentrate: 2 mg/mL; Injection: 2 mg/mL, 4 mg/mL; Tablet: 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg

?Tablets, Concentrate Anxiety.
Adults: 1-3 mg b.i.d.-t.i.d.
Adults: 2-4 mg at bedtime. Geriatric/debilitated clients, initial: 0.5-2 mg/day in divided doses. Dose can be adjusted as required.
?IM Preoperatively.
Adults: 0.05 mg/kg up to maximum of 4 mg 2 hr before surgery for maximum amnesic effect.
?IV Preoperatively.
Adults, initial: 0.044 mg/kg or a total dose of 2 mg, whichever is less.
Amnesic effect.
Adults: 0.05 mg/kg up to a maximum of 4 mg administered 15-20 min prior to surgery.
Antiemetic in cancer chemotherapy.
Initial: 2 mg 30 min before beginning chemotherapy; then, 2 mg q 4 hr as needed.

Lorazepam Ratings

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Effectiveness: ***

Ease of Use: ****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Gayle, Orlando, FL - 10/21/2010

Though I have experienced some side effects, it enables me to sleep and has reduced my anxiety a little.


Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Jean Foskey, Dalla,tx - 10/02/2010

Lorazepam helps with my irritable bowel syndrome, but I hate to take it in the daytime because it puts me to sleep.