Anxiety: 1-4 mg/day in divided doses.
Insomnia associated with anxiety: 1-2 mg at bedtime.
Premed in surgery: 2-3 mg the night before operation, then 2-4 mg 1-2 hr pre-op.
Acute anxiety: 25-30 mcg/kg 6 hrly if needed.
Premed in surgery: 50 mcg/kg given pre-op over 30-45 min (IV) or 60-90 min (IM).
Status epilepticus: 4 mg as a single dose, repeat once after 10-15 min if needed.
Adverse drug reaction
s: sedation, drowsiness, ataxia, dizziness, confusion, depression, unmasking of depression, hypotension, fatigue, muscle weakness, asthenia, transient anterograde amnesia or memory impairment, changes in vital signs.
Adapted from CIMS Drug Information System. Internet. Accessed on January 10, 2016.