Ativan 1 mg Tablets
When treating anxiety with Ativan® (lorazepam), the recommended starting dosage is a 1 mg Ativan tablet, two to three times daily. However, 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).
Elderly people may be more sensitive to the effects of Ativan and may need a lower dosage. The typical recommended starting dosage for treating anxiety in the elderly is 0.5 mg to 1 mg twice daily.
For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Ativan may cause serious problems if you take it at higher dosages or for a longer period of time than your healthcare provider recommends.
(Click Ativan Dosage for more information on using Ativan for treating anxiety. This article also discusses tips on effectively using Ativan, as well as its use in the elderly.)