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If lorazapam is used or prescribed wouldnt the patiant have to agree oe sign acknolegement if risks?

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Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
Psychiatry 18 years experience
Whenever new meds: Are prescribed, the doc shu review the risk, benefits & potential side effects of the med being prescribed, as well as answer any questions the patient has at the time. In accepting the RX, the patient is accepting the medication (which doesn't mean they have to take it, but they should alert their md if they don't plan to.) Signed consent is unusual if Pts are self administering meds.

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Last updated May 8, 2016

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