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A 22-year-old female asked:

Been on diazepam for 2 months for severe injury and wanting to wean off! what would be the proper way to wean off if i've taken 5mg 3x a day?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Diazepam: I always recommend that this be done under medical supervision. Would consult with the prescribing provider. Take care.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Valium taper: You need a schedule of slow tapering while closely monitoring for withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor can help you with this. For my patients I use schedule of tapering by 5% of daily dose every 4-7 days, and if not successful, I try the Phenobarb detox.

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