What is Ativan
Ativan is used to deal with anxiousness, anxiety, and pressure which are related to panic disorders. It can be used to deal with Generic Panic attacks, or even GAD, in addition to sociable panic attacks and anxiety condition. It has been used in order to stimulate rest, too. It can also be occasionally used like a quick behaving sleep or sedation way of chaotic or even irritated individuals.
Ativan is available at market in tablets, oral liquid, and injections. When Aivan is used orally, it is usually taken two or three times a day. Sometimes it is taken just before bedtime. Normally Ativan can be take without food, however if this bothers your stomach it is better to take Ativan during your meal. In case if a patient is going take Ativan for the first time we highly recommend to consult a doctor beforehand.
It is extremely important because Ativan dosage can vary in accordance with several factors, such as age, patient’s health condition and the medication taken simultaneously with Ativan. It is also strongly recommended not to adjust Ativan dosage without a patient’s health care provider. Following these simple tips one will definitely reduce the amount of unpleasant and sometimes severe side-effects resulted from taking Ativan.
The recommended staring Ativan dosage is 1 mg taken 3 times a day. In case of insomnia resulted from anxiety 2-4 mg of Aivan should be taken once at bedtime. Elderly people tend to tolerate the ingredients of Ativan not that easily, consequently the recommended starting dosage is 0.5 mg to 1 mg taken two times a day. A typical maintenance Ativan dose is 2-6 mg daily, taken in divided doses. Ativan maximum dose is 10 mg per day.
The patient taking Ativan should also take into consideration the fact that if you want Ativan to work properly, you should strictly follow doctor’s recommendations. Avoid overdosing the Ativan, because it can result in serious side effects. Unfortunately as any powerful and effective medication, in case of overdosing, Ativan can cause different symptoms from drowsiness, weakness, unsteady walk, to respiratory depression, ataxia, hypotension, stupor, hypnotic state, depressed breathing and various levels of coma. An overdose is more likely to happen in combination with alcoholic drinks or drugs. Very seldom Ativan overdose can result in death.