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what can i expect from 2 mgs of lorazapam 1st time using prescribed by an er doctor for sleep aid from work stress. why would they have prescibed lora?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Ativan (lorazepam): This is not uncommon at the emergency room. They prescribe a short term medication for anxiety. The 2 mg. Is high dose which can cause sedation. Recommend proper evaluation by pcp and referral to psychiatry if needed.

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Saint Paul, MN
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If 2 mgs of lorazapam was taken on first dose what would be expected = aid in sleep during situational stress. ?

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Dr. Michael Blumenfield
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Everybody different: There are many variables that your doctor would want to take into account such as other meds that you are taking especially other benzodiazepines, your medical health, your response to medication, advisability for you of using a dedicated sleep medication such as ambien, (zolpidem) seriousness of your situation. Usually lorazapam 2 mg by itself might nudge someone to sleep but isn't a usual sleep medication.
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What can I expect from 2 mgs of lorazapam 1st time using prescribed by an ER doctor for sleep aid from work stress.

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
2mg Lorazepam: Er doctors would not prescribe anything long-term, but might prescribe 2mg Lorazepam for short-term in a very anxious patient. Such a patient might experience less anxiety, but could also experience drowsiness or even fall asleep. Er doctors would also recommend that the patient seek ongoing psychiatric evaluation ; care as an outpatient.

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