oa South African Medical Journal - The use of larzepam as a soporific and for premedication

Volume 49, Issue 34
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An open study, in which 48 patients scheduled for elective surgery received either 1,25 mg or 2,5 mg of lorazepam (orally) as a soporific the night before surgery and as premedication immediately prior to surgery, revealed that lorazepam produced a good night's rest and a desirable calm immediately prior to surgery.

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