Ativan 0.5 mg Tablets
Of the three strengths of Ativan® (lorazepam) tablets on the market, the 0.5 mg tablets are the lowest strength available. A healthcare provider may prescribe Ativan to treat several conditions, such as anxiety, tension, and seizures. The dose of Ativan your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, such as your age, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).
For treating anxiety, the recommended starting dose of Ativan is 1 mg two to three times daily. For insomnia due to anxiety, the recommended starting dose is 2 mg to 4 mg once daily at bedtime.
Elderly people may be more sensitive to the effects of Ativan. For the elderly, the recommended starting dosage is 0.5 mg to 1 mg twice daily.
(Click Ativan Dosage for more information on using 0.5 mg Ativan tablets for treating various conditions, including anxiety. This article also discusses the factors that may affect your dosage and offers tips on effectively using the medication.)