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A 48-year-old female asked:

I have been taking ativan 3-4 mgs a day as needed. usually 3 sometimes 4 days a week. do i need to taper since i don't take daily? slow or fast taper?

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Discuss: Discuss with your physician prescribing.Can be tricky and can be dangerous depending on how long been on ans how often you take.Sometimes you may need to see a specialist to do.If been on for years may need to be tapered over months so do not get panic attacks or also if taper too fast can lead to seizures.
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