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Carrollton, GA
A 26-year-old male asked:

Ativan (lorazepam) 2mg once to twice daily for a month. could i have a seizure if i just stop these? i don't have anymore to taper.

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Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 48 years experience
Unlikely/ask your MD: This is a relatively low dose, and while you should taper gradually to discontinue, if you are generally healthy the risk of a seizure is low. The half life of this drug is about 14 hours, so after a week or so it is out of your system. Why were you taking it -- for anxiety or sleep problems? Call your doctor if you have more concerns. Consider CBT psychotherapy if you are anxious. Good luck?
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