The effective dose of Ativan for panic attacks can range between 1mg to 3 mg per day, which can be taken in divided doses. However, some people have reported a considerable reduction of panic attacks when they used up to 4 mg of Ativan daily.
But it is recommended that the medication be administered from low doses during the start of the Ativan treatment course. Ativan is usually prescribed only for a short-term treatment course that might vary from 3 weeks to 6 weeks.
In precise, most of the treatment periods are stipulated for one month with Ativan. The treatment course can be extended in cases of a higher panic attack and epileptic seizure frequencies.
- The sudden halt to the treatment course with Ativan can cause serious withdrawal effects in the form of tremors, behavioral changes, hallucinations, delusions, psychosis and much more.
- When the treatment course is nearing its end, the Ativan dosage must be reduced by 0.125mg or 0.25 mg once in every three to four days.
Ativan can cause dependence and develop the risk of tolerance with inappropriate use. Ativan comes under the group of controlled medications and hence, it is sold in pharmacies only with a prescription. However, people can visit international online dispensaries to buy Ativan without a prescription from anywhere in the world. Ativan is not advised for people who have a bad history with drug overdose and alcohol addiction.
Ativan can very well lead to certain adverse effects like drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, muscle weakness, cognitive imbalance, nervousness and much more. The potential risk of these symptoms usually increases when Ativan overdose takes place or when the medication is taken with alcohol, anticonvulsants, and other anti-depressants.
Also, because Ativan belongs to the group of Benzodiazepines, Ativan is not recommended or contraindicated in people who might have hypersensitivity issues with the medications belonging to this group.