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How much ativan (lorazepam) could cause dangerous resp. Depression in a 5'5" 138lb male. Got prescription for 1mg tabs, scared to take them.

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Family Medicine

In brief: It's ok

1 mg every 6 hours is safe.
You can always cut the tablet in half and start with a lower dose to see how it will affect you. You will not have any respiratory depression at 1 mg dosage though.

In brief: It's ok

1 mg every 6 hours is safe.
You can always cut the tablet in half and start with a lower dose to see how it will affect you. You will not have any respiratory depression at 1 mg dosage though.
Dr. Susan Arnoult
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