Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Feb 14, 2022.
Applies to the following strengths: 5 mg; 10 mg; 15 mg; 30 mg; 7.5 mg
Usual Adult Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Anxiety
-Initial Dose: 7.5 mg orally 2 times a day
-Maintenance Dose: Dosage may be increased 5 mg per day at intervals of 2 to 3 days, as needed.
-Maximum Dose: 60 mg per day
Use: Management of anxiety disorders or the short-term relief of anxiety symptoms.
Renal Dose Adjustments
-Mild to Moderate Renal Impairment: Dose adjustments may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.
-Severe Renal Impairment: Not recommended.
Liver Dose Adjustments
-Mild to Moderate Hepatic Impairment: Dose adjustments may be required; however, no specific guidelines have been suggested. Caution is recommended.
-Severe Hepatic Impairment: Not recommended.
Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.
Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.
Data not available.
-This drug should be taken at the same time each day, and consistently with or without food.
-The usual therapeutic dosage is 15 to 30 mg per day given in divided doses; the dosage should be individualized for each patient.
-The usefulness of this drug should be periodically reassessed if used for extended periods.
-The effectiveness of this drug for more than 3 to 4 weeks has not been demonstrated.
-Overdosage: There is no specific antidote.
-Anxiolytic agents like this drug are not typically used to treat anxiety or tension associated with the stress of everyday life.
-Avoid drinking or ingesting any grapefruit products.
-Avoid driving and other potentially dangerous activities such as operating machinery until you know how this drug affects you.
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