lorazepam 0.5 mg

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lorazepam 0.5 mg 200 pills 


lorazepam 0.5 mg

On this page

  1. About lorazepam
  2. Key facts
  3. Who can and cannot take lorazepam
  4. How and when to take it
  5. Side effects
  6. How to cope with side effects
  7. Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  8. Cautions with other medicines
  9. Common questions

1. About lorazepam 0.5 mg

Lorazepam belongs to a group of medicines called benzodiazepines.

It’s used to treat anxiety and sleeping problems that are related to anxiety.

It can be taken to help you relax before an operation or other medical or dental treatment. This is known as a “pre-med”.

Lorazepam is available on prescription only. It comes as tablets and as a liquid that you swallow.

It can also be given as an injection in hospital if you’re having a seizure or fit.

It’s also known by the brand name Ativan.

2. lorazepam 0.5 mg Key facts

  • Lorazepam tablets and liquid start to work in around 20 to 30 minutes. The full sedating effect lasts for around 6 to 8 hours.
  • The most common side effect is feeling sleepy (drowsy) during the daytime.
  • It’s not recommended to use lorazepam for longer than 4 weeks.
  • If lorazepam makes you feel sleepy, do not drive, ride a bike or use tools or machinery.
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking lorazepam. It can make you sleep very deeply.

3. Who can and cannot take lorazepam

Lorazepam can be taken by adults and children aged 13 years and older for anxiety.

It can also be taken by adults and children aged 5 years or older as a “pre-med”.

Lorazepam is not suitable for everyone.

To make sure it’s safe for you, tell a doctor before starting lorazepam if you:

  • have had an allergic reaction to lorazepam or any other medicine in the past
  • have liver or kidney problems
  • have breathing or chest problems
  • have myasthenia gravis, a condition that causes muscle weakness
  • have sleep apnoea, a condition that causes breathing problems when you’re asleep
  • have (or have had) depression or thoughts of harming yourself
  • have been diagnosed with personality disorder
  • have (or have had) problems with alcohol or drugs
  • have arteriosclerosis, a condition that affects blood flow
  • are trying to get pregnant, are already pregnant or breastfeeding
  • have glaucoma, a condition that causes high blood pressure in the eye
  • are going to have a general anaesthetic for an operation or dental treatment

4. How and when to take it

Always take lorazepam exactly as a doctor or pharmacist has told you.

Lorazepam tablets come as 0.5mg, 1mg and 2.5mg tablets. The liquid contains 1mg of lorazepam in each 1ml.

The usual dose for:

  • anxiety – 1mg to 4mg each day; your doctor will tell you how often you need to take it
  • sleep problems – 1mg to 2mg before bedtime (lorazepam will start to work in around 20 to 30 minutes)
  • a pre-med for adults – 2mg to 3mg the night before the procedure and then 2mg to 4mg about 1 to 2 hours before your procedure
  • a pre-med for children aged 1 month to 11 years – dose will depend on the child’s weight
  • a pre-med for children aged 12 to 17 years and up – 1mg to 4mg the night before the procedure and/or at least 1 hour before the procedure

If you’re older than 65 years or have liver or kidney problems, a doctor may recommend a lower dose.

Will my dose go up or down?

Lorazepam is usually prescribed for a short time, from a few days to 4 weeks. Your dose may go up or down until your doctor is happy you’re on the right dose.

Your doctor may gradually reduce your dose at the end of the course of treatment before stopping completely.

What if I forget to take it?

If you forget to take your lorazepam:

  • for anxiety – if it’s less than 3 hours since your missed dose, take it as soon as you remember. If more than 3 hours have passed, skip the missed dose.
  • for sleep problems – leave out the missed dose if you have not taken it by bedtime. Take you usual dose the next night.
  • before an operation or procedure (pre-med) – read any information you were given by the hospital about your procedure, which may have advice about missed doses. If it does not, call the hospital to ask what to do next.

If you forget to take lorazepam, never take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

5. How to cope with side effects

What to do about:

  • feeling sleepy, or unusually tired in the daytime – do not drive, ride a bike or use tools or machinery until you feel better. Do not drink any alcohol as this will make you feel worse. This side effect should get better as your body gets used to the medicine. If your symptoms do not improve after a week or get worse, speak to a doctor as you may need a lower dose.
  • muscle weakness – if you get unusual muscle weakness, which is not from exercise or hard work, talk to a doctor. You may need a blood test to find the cause.
  • problems with your coordination or controlling your movements – if your symptoms do not improve after a week or get worse, speak to a doctor as you may need a lower dose.

6. Pregnancy and breastfeeding

There’s not enough information to know if lorazepam is safe to use in pregnancy. It might mean your baby is born with withdrawal symptoms.

If you become pregnant while taking lorazepam, speak to a doctor.

Your doctor can explain the risks and the benefits of taking lorazepam and will help you choose the best treatment for you and your baby.

You may need to keep taking lorazepam during pregnancy as it’s important for you to remain well.

Lorazepam and breastfeeding

If a doctor or health visitor says your baby is healthy, you can use lorazepam during breastfeeding. It’s recommended that you only take a low dose occasionally or for a very short time.

Lorazepam passes into breast milk in small amounts.

If you’re breastfeeding or want to breastfeed, talk to a doctor or pharmacist, as there might be better medicines for you. It will depend on what you’re taking lorazepam for.

If you notice that your baby is not feeding as well as usual, seems unusually sleepy, has unusual breathing, or if you have any other concerns, talk to a health visitor or doctor as soon as possible.

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