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Weaning off ativan (lorazepam) down to my last 6 pills been taking 0.75 a day now how do i wean with the last 6. 0.5 for a few days then half of that then quit?

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Dr. John Moranville answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

0.5 mg for 4 days and then 0.25 for 4 days.

Answered Oct 4, 2016

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Dr. Paulo Negro Jr answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Depending the duration of use, the withdrawal is likely. Sometimes things get really bad after stopping the last dose. You should do this under medical supervision. An old method includes the use of Phenobarbital (an antiseizure medication), but there are other ways to slowly taper. Slowly means weeks for people on long term benzodiazepine use.

Answered Apr 16, 2016

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