Posted by stargazer on November 5, 2006, at 21:44:52
In reply to Re: Lorazepam occasional use question » bassman, posted by Phillipa on November 5, 2006, at 19:10:27
You can cut them in half, I've done it but the pill is so tiny it may just pulverize into powder, so the discussion may be moot.
I also will cut a pill in half just to see if a smaller dose might work for me and lorazepam does come in a 0.25 mg dose, so if you are extremely drug responsive perhaps a smaller dose will work for you.
0.5 mg once or twice a day is fine to take without really have any problem with the potential for dependency. If you needed to take it every 3-4 hours, then that might start to become a habit.
When I took it I seldom needed it more than a few times a day during very stressful periods. Usually I took it as I was waiting for another medication, i.e. AD, to work. Most MD's will only prescribe for short periods of time.