DAILY DOSE THRESHOLDS: ANXIOLYTICS
Generic Brand Usual Max
Daily Dose
Max Daily
Dose for
LTC Patients
alprazolam Xanax   4mg 0.75mg
chlordiazepoxide Librium 100mg   20mg
clonazepam Klonopin   4mg  1.5mg
clorazepate Tranxene  60mg   15mg
diazepam Valium  40mg    5mg
estazolam   2mg  0.5mg
flurazepam  30mg   15mg
lorazepam Ativan   10mg    2mg
oxazepam 120mg   30mg
quazepam Doral   15mg  7.5mg
REFERENCES

Adapted from the CMS State Operations Manual: Appendix PP – Guidance to Surveyors for Long Term Care Facilities.
Available at: cms.hhs.gov/manuals/Downloads/
som107ap_pp_guidelines_ltcf.pdf
. Accessed 9/2010.

(Rev. 9/2014)

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