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A 40-year-old male asked:

If you develop a tolerance to benzodiazepines, can the tolerance be undone by stopping so they become effective again? blow long do you need to stop?

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Dr. Marc Zimmermann
Psychiatry 23 years experience
Probably: As a rule tolerance will decrease if one stops being exposed to a chemical. However, this is not always the case.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry 36 years experience
YES: If you were to taper off the benzodiazepine and then retry later you may be able to once again get a response. Better to be taken as needed so tolerance less likely to develop.

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