Author Topic: lorazepam Intensol dilution  (Read 347 times)

[Buddie]

lorazepam Intensol dilution
« on: May 10, 2022, 06:08:41 am »
Hi, I have tried practically every method of tapering with not much success. At the moment I am cutting and holding, but I am starting to think my scale is inaccurate or the medication is not evenly distributed throughout the pill. I have been going extremely slow with my taper but I am having pretty rough withdrawals everyday. I am thinking about getting the lorazepam Intensol (liquid lorazepam) The problem is that the lowest dosage is 2mg.  I am currently a little lower than .2mg. My question is how do I dilute this to taper? What is the math involved to figure this out?
Thank you in advance any help would be greatly appreciated!!
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2022, 12:05:16 pm »
There have been several discussions about this on the Tapering Off Ativan Support Thread in Support Groups.  If memory serves, members Diannedeedee and Sunshine75 have used this approach.
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 04:30:07 pm »
Thank you [...]!
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 04:42:59 pm »
You’re welcome, [...].  You might also garner ideas from reading member BenThrottle’s posts. He is diluting Rivotril drops (a 2.5mg/mL oral solution of clonazepam) and did a good job of documenting his approach.
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 04:45:48 pm »
Okay Great ! Thank you [...]!
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 05:13:29 pm »
Hi [...], My current dose is .1mg in the morning and .1mg in the evening. How do I dilute this to come up with .1mg.? If I use 1/2 of the dropper of intensol which is 1mg/1ml would the dilution be 9ml of water to 1ml of intensol? Then would my dose be 1ml of the mixed solution? Not so great with math...
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 06:33:55 pm »
Your math is just fine, [...].  Here’s a tool you can use to double-check:

TripSit Volumetric Dosing Tool
https://volume.tripsit.me/
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2022, 06:40:58 pm »
Thanks [...] but that tool is  confusing me...  I asked [...] for help with the math so he will probably come here to help.
Thank you again [...]!!
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2022, 07:03:05 pm »
Also what would the ratio be for .5mg of lorazepam to come up with .1mg dose.
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[Buddie]

Re: lorazepam Intensol dilution
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2022, 07:07:26 pm »
[...],

You said to me earlier you think the dropper with the intensol has a marking for .5mg

If that is true, it is very easy to get 0.1 mg dose.

You would put 0.5 mg into 200 mL of water or milk and stir well.  Then drink 40 mL of it to get 0.1 mg.

HOWEVER

If you are unsure about the 0.5mg mark, then here is another way.

I understand you intensol is 1mg/1ml

(1) Get a 1 mL syringe - here is a link https://smile.amazon.com/1ml-Syringe-Individually-Medicine-Administration/dp/B07GX4RJF3/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3DIKQPN0WIYS9&keywords=1+ml+syringes+sterile+no+needle&qid=1652210137&sprefix=1+ml+sy%2Caps%2C125&sr=8-3

(2) Also get 10 mL syringes - here is a link https://smile.amazon.com/10ml-Syringe-Sterile-BH-SUPPLIES/dp/B07KQP69RG/ref=sr_1_3?crid=194T29F3FW9PP&keywords=10+ml+syringes+sterile+no+needle&qid=1652210240&sprefix=10+ml+syringes+sterile+no+needle%2Caps%2C85&sr=8-3

(2) Put 1 mL of intensol into a jar

(3) Add 100 mL of water or milk and mix well

(4) Use your 10 mL syringe (each 10 mL will be 0.1 mg of drug).

Good luck.

Bob
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