Anxiety 0.25-0.5 mg 3 times daily. Max: 4 mg daily in divided doses. Panic disorders Initially 0.5-1 mg at bedtime or 0.5 mg 3 times daily. May increase to 1 mg daily for 3-4 days. Elderly or debilitated patient; severe hepatic dysfunction 0.25 mg 2-3 times daily.
May be taken with or without food: Side effects eg, sleepiness/drowsiness may be reduced if taken immediately after meals.
W/drawal syndrome, depression or neurotic depression. Chronic hepatic, renal or pulmonary disease, muscle weakness, a history of drug or alcohol abuse, marked personality disorders. Long-term therapy. May affect ability to drive or operate machinery. Pregnancy & lactation.