A 62-year-old female asked:
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i have been on lorazepam for awhile now...is there a worry about addiction? it works very well for me..my pharmacist recommended buspar (buspirone) instead???

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Dr. James Wells
43 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction possible: Lorazepam can be addicting, especially for people with a personal or family history of problems with alcohol. Otherwise, your having done well on lorazepam suggests that you will continue to do well with it. Buspar (buspirone) works well for some people and not for others. If having impulse-control problems, Buspar (buspirone) is certainly an option that could be tried but generally takes longer to achieve an effect.
Answered on Jan 28, 2015
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