I've been suffering from really bad panic attacks , and I have a concert to go to this up coming weekend but I'm afraid that I might get a panic attack. Lately when I take 1 pill of 0.5 Ativan it doesn't do much effect like it used to. That's why I'm wondering if it would be safe to take two 0.5 Ativan pills ?
That is a hard question to answer, because even though it may not be unsafe it would be unwise, your body is building up a tolerance to the effects of the drug and even though the drug is still working you may feel that it is not doing as well as it used to. This is a common problem with all benzodiazepine type drugs, my advice is to not take the extra dose as your body will also build a tolerance to that. My advice is to not take the drug until about a hour before you think you will need it then the peak of the drug will hit at the same time that you need it most, you may still feel some anxiety but this is normal after about 6 hours from the time you take it, its affects will be starting to diminish and if you still need some help then that would be the time to take a second one and that should give yourself good coverage and your still well within the drugs intended useage area. Hope this helps
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