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ativan ( lorazepam ) tolerance, what to do?

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Dr. Lynn Cornelius do
Specializes in Family Medicine
Wean off ativan (lorazepam): Ativan (lorazepam) is meant for short term use or occasional rescue use only. This is because people will develop tolerance and dependence on ativan (lorazepam). For persistent anxiety an long term anxiety controller medication should be used. Ativan (lorazepam) must be weaned off slowly to minimize withdrawal symptoms.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Ativan tolerance: Let your prescriber know so that you can start to taper off of it. If you aren't on an SSRI & it is for anxiety - that might be a good step as well as psychotherapy.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

How often can a person use Ativan (lorazepam) without developing a tolerance?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Depends: This is a complicated question that relies on many variables including dose, how often taken, for how long, whether taking any other meds that can effect Ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) Also the individuals size and metabolism are factors. I hope you are not in the process of taking Ativan (lorazepam) more frequently than needed.

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