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
Adults aren't dosed by weight. You're on the average adult dose, and some your size could be zonked out by that dose, while others not feel anything. If its helping your anxiety its the correct dose, if it isn't your doctor needs to know so he can adjust the dosage.
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 prescribed 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
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.
i know this is a fairly old post but in my presctive, long sufferer of crippling anxiety and insomnia, I'm prescribed 2mg of ativan up to three times a day as neeeded, which is usually twice a day. But thing is the third at bedtime with little effect. So therapist changed me to Xanax which I hated, too too sedating and not much anxiety relief. Ativan has been a good med and my Dr recently started me on digoxin, similar to Seroquel. Seroquel can have more side effects than the other. I'm gonna try it if I doesn't work, Drs happy to put me back on Seroquel which I know works. Just be honest with your doctor and tell him your serious concerns.
For anxiety patient can take 2 to 3mg per day, given 2 to 3 times per day.
I'm on 1 mg ativan 3 times a day..it doesn't seem to work I just wanna relax and not feel like I'm going crazy .
I take one mg twice-daily I am 71 years old and weigh 210 lb
I was on the 0.5mg dose of lorazepam and took it as needed. It seemed to work for me when I had extreme anxiety. at first I felt kinda dopey but the more I took it the better it got. I never went up to higher doses because I never needed it. hope this helped someone in need.
The last thing you'd want to do is take a dosage that's larger than what's needed to control your symptoms as benzodiazepines are highly habituating and can cause serious side effects when taken long term at higher dosages.
Every individual will require a specific dose based on their metabolism and clinical response to the medication, not by height, weight, or age. A large man or woman may only need a very low dose to get the desired effect; a small person might require a much higher dose.
Follow the prescriber's instructions very carefully and never adjust the amount you take without your doctor's approval and supervision.
- Lorazepam Information for Consumers
- Lorazepam Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Lorazepam (detailed)
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