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Can you take diazepam to stop the withdrawal effects of lorazepam?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Talk to your doctor: They are in the same family of compounds. Work with your doctor to withdraw or get off of Alprazolam, since there are withdrawal symptoms. Usually might be helpful to use a longer acting benzodiazepine, but they all have addictive or psychological dependence issues.
Dr. Emanuel Winocur
Psychiatry 67 years experience
You or I? (Can you): The two medications have similar effect and side-effect. It is like changing wine's brand.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
You should discuss: with you doctor and wean off the lorezepam slowly to avoid withdrawl. Taking another benzodiaapam is not the answer.

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