Ativan dosage for alcohol withdrawals


Q: Boyfriend went through alcoholic withdrawals, including seizure about two months ago. He started drinking again last week. He started throwing up yesterday, and couldn't stop so took him to ER . They treated him for nausea, slightly low potassium, and gave an IV for hydration. He was released with a prescription for Ativan to help with withdrawal symptoms. He was to take 3 x day for 4 days. Hehas had two doses , one around 9:30 then around 2pm. He has been sleeping all day, barely able to keep his eyes open. Should I give him 3rd dose? Don't want to overdose him, but also don't want him to wake up middle of the night needing it.

Symptoms:  No symptoms as of yet, taking Ativan for alcohol withdrawal.

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