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My husband accidentally took 5 mg of Lorazepam. What could

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My husband accidentally took 5 mg of Lorazepam. What could be the side effects. He fell asleep and has been sleeping for about 4 hours. I have been watching him carefully and woke him for a bit so I could get him comfortable on the couch.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

5mg of lorazepam will cause him to sleep for a while.

maximum dose of lorazepam is usually about 10mg a day.

he can develop some respiratory depression but should sleep off the lorazepam

you should get him a pill box so he can put out his pills for the day so this doesn't happen again.

let me know if you have other questions.