My doctor prescribed a small dose (half of a 1mg tablet up to twice a day) for my husband about a month ago. I understood this was only to be used when necessary to deal with his distress and agitation when I had to lock doors so that he wouldn't wander off. Unfortunately, although he did calm down when he first took it, it now seems to energise him, and he paces around and talks to invisible people for hours - into the early morning on occasions. I did mention that he wasn't sleeping well, and was told that he could have the second half of the tablet in the evening, which hasn't helped. Also, I don't really want to get him addicted to tranquilizers. This morning, following two quieter days when I didn't have to give him any Lorazapam he was very agitated, and I gave him a half tablet about 8am, which has really knocked him out. I feel I am not using this drug properly - is there anyone out there with experience of this drug and its use? Could really use some advice.