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A 41-year-old female asked:

will i be.ok.if i take 1 mg of lorazepam before i board on a plane?will it help.to lessen my anxious state?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes & probably: Many pts who are anxious about flying take a minor tranquilizer to cut their fear--i'd recommend trying it out before the trip to see how it effects you--you want to take enough to control your anxiety but not so much that you are druggy.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Anti-anxiety med.: Lorazepam is an older but effective anti-anxiety medication. Taking it under the recommendation of your prescribing physician can reduce anxiety due to air travel, claustrophobia, and other anxiety-provoking events.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
If prescribed for U: If your doctor who knows you & your health issues has prescribed Lorazepam for you, yes 1mg should be safe and helpful.

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