Why do I need this medicine?
Lorazepam helps relieve panic attacks, anxiety, especially if it is accompanied by problems sleeping (also known as insomnia). It also helps you relax before surgery and dental work.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Lorazepam exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine may be taken with or without food. Try to take it at the same time each day.
Do not take Lorazepam for a longer period of time than instructed by your doctor. See your doctor if this medicine does not seem to help you.
If you are taking Lorazepam over a certain period of time, do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as this may worsen your condition. Your doctor may want to reduce the dose of Lorazepam gradually before stopping it completely. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully.