Safe and Recommended Amounts
dosages recommended for adults and children:
dosage for adults:
usual Ativan dosage recommended for adults is a total of 2mg to 6 mg per day
divided into smaller doses. Usually, the largest dose is taken around bedtime.
The daily Ativan dosage may vary from 1mg to 10 mg per day.
The usual beginning Ativan dosage
is a total to 3 mg per day taken in two or three smaller doses.
Insomnia due to anxiety:
Ativan is usually taken at
bedtime in doses of 2mg to 4 mg.
dosage for children:
The effectiveness and safety has
not been established for using Ativan for children under the age of 12 years
dosage for older adults:
The usual starting Ativan dosage
for the elderly and for those in a weakened condition should not exceed a total
of 1mg to 2 mg per day, evenly divided into smaller doses to avoid oversedation.
This dose can be adjusted by your doctor as necessary.
All medications taken in excess
of the recommended amounts may have very serious consequences. An overdose of
Ativan can be fatal, although this is relatively rare. If you suspect an
overdose, you should seek medical attention immediately.
The symptoms of an overdose may
Coma, confusion, drowsiness,
hypnotic state, lack of coordination, low blood pressure, sluggishness.
Information provided by
The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs - Sixth Edition
Additional information By Paul Susic MA Licensed
Psychologist Ph.D Candidate
Additional Ativan Pictures and Dosages
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