A member asked:

If i was taking ativan (lorazepam) for panic attacks will it cause seizures once i am sucefully weaned off i am down to 0.25mg a day could i stop it now?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Donald Alves answered

Specializes in Emergency Medicine

No & yes: Rapid withdrawl of high-dose benzodiazepines could potentially cause seizures. However, at the dose you report, there would be no risk attributable to the medication if you stopped it.

Answered 2/4/2021


Dr. William Singer answered

Specializes in Pediatric Neurology

No: If you do not have an underlying seizure disorder, weaning from Ativan (lorazepam) will not cause seizures. Even if you have had seizures, weaning from Ativan (lorazepam) should not activate them.

Answered 4/5/2015



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