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Wednesday, June 25, 2008 tracy, Community Member, asks

Q: is 0.5MG of Lorazepam less than one MG?

My doctor just started me on Lorazepam 0.5MG. I am reading info on it and it states that 2-4MG are given to patients per day. I just took this less than 1MG?

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6/25/08 9:03pm

Hi Tracy,

Yes, .5 mg of Lorazepam (generic name for Ativan) is less than 1 mg, it is half of a mg. Yes, the printed information about dosage for Lorazepam does say 2-4 mg per day.  Did your doctor prescribe .5 mg one time a day or to take .5 mg multiple times per day?


If you are not clear about how your doctor intends for you to take the medication, give him/her a call to clarify!


Let us know....



Dr. Jennifer Fee




violet raymond, Community Member
6/11/11 3:25pm

i took for years  lorazepam 0.5 mg for occasional sleeplessnes. now it do not help me, can ii take 2 tablets safely when i am not able to sleep? Any side affects the folloing mornings? please reply.  thank you

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By tracy, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/17/13, First Published: 06/25/08