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A 46-year-old female asked:

Doc put me on ativan (lorazepam) .5 mg - having much panic - feeling out of control says to take it when needed, is three pills in one day too much - it helps me?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Overusing a drug: Yes. It is addictive behavior to take this drug daily and then to take it several times per day. This drug is numbing you up. It is a sedative. It is not treatment or prevention or a cure for Anxiety. The drug should be used extremely sparingly given it's significant risk of causing addiction.

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