i take 1 mg twice aday and dont feel anything as far as being stressed.should i take more im 50 years old 6ft2in 200lbs is my dose to small
18 May 2012
Hello mixerguy. Lorazepam, a benzodiazepine (generic Ativan) in regards to anxiety is taken 1mg two or three times per day. The pill comes in 3 strengths, 0.5mg 1mg and 2mg. It is also perscribed for insomnia. (though not a sleeping benzodiazepine) As for sedation, it is a fast acting benzodiazepine, when taken, you will feel it working possibly minutes after ingesting. Regards, and I hope you do well on it. Regards, pledge
15 Jun 2013
You should feel the effects of Lorazapam 20-30 mins after taking it. For some people it can take up to 45 mins, depending on their system. However, because of the slow, subtle effect of the drug, you may not even realize that your feeling it. People confuse the effects of Lorazapam with the effects of Xanax (you WILL feel the effects of Xanax when it starts working), but you can't compare them like that. Even though they are in the same class of drug, they are not the same medication, and the effects are different. Don't ake more Lorazapam than you're prescribed just because you can't 'feel' it; you could hurt yourself. If you don't feel as if the Lorazapam is helping, go back to your Dr. so that he can adjust your dosage or change your medication.
- Lorazepam Information for Consumers
- Lorazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lorazepam (detailed)
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