Initially, 0.5 mg twice daily. Later the dose may be adjusted within the range of 0.5-3 mg daily.
Extremely excitable and overactive patients. Acute barbiturate, alcohol and opiate poisoning. Should preferably not be given during pregnancy.
Should be used with caution in patients with severe hepatic or renal disease. If previously the patient has been treated with tranquilizers with a sedative effect, these should be withdrawn gradually.