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A 49-year-old male asked:

If taking a benzo .klonopin/ativan/valium etc.and on it a few months at an average dose.if not helping do you still have to taper the same way?

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Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Tapering recommended: Tapering is recommended for long-term use of benzodiazepines, such as klonapin or ativan, (lorazepam) as stopping abruptly leads to withdrawal symptoms. These include anxiety, sweating, palpitations, hallucinations, psychosis, and seizures, which can be life-threatening.
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