A member asked:

How long will it take to wean off 1mg of ativan (lorazepam) per day? taken this for many years . how do ido this? already having bad panick attacks.. not started

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Dr. Pamela Pappas answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

It sounds like you're not ready to wean from Ativan (lorazepam) just yet, if already having bad panic attacks. There are much better and less habit-forming medicines for panic than ativan (lorazepam), (lorazepam) although it certainly can help with acute anxiety. Many antidepressants also have anti-anxiety/anti-panic affects, and would be safer -- & then you could taper your ativan (lorazepam). Please see a psychiatrist about this.

Answered Jun 24, 2014



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