A 55-year-old male asked:
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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
19 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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