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Prescribed Ativan for anxiety. Suggest

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how XXXXXXX is Ativan? i take 1 mg a day. it was prescribed for anxiety
Posted Tue, 2 Jul 2013 in Anxiety and Stress
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 36 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

This medicine is quite safe in regular dosage (like 1 mg a day). However it should not be taken regularly as it has strong addiction abilities. It should be taken only occasionally (to stop an anxiety attack for example). An addiction can appear after 2 weeks of regular usage.
If overdosed, can cause coma, breathing problems and death.
You may ask your doctor about Hydroxizine. This medicine does not cause an addiction what makes it much more safer for regular usage.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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