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Doctor insights on: Dangers Of Lorazepam Withdrawal

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Dr. James Hall
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Lorazepam (Definition)

A medication of some versatility, a benzodiazepam of brief duration, that can be employed to stop ongoing seizure activity, can be used to control anxiety, assist as a sleep aide, and employed by a ...Read more


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Can you get tactile from lorazepam withdrawal?

Can you get tactile from lorazepam withdrawal?

Yes: Yes, tactile hallucinations are common with severe benezodiazepine withdrawal. If you are withdrawing from benzodiazpeines, please seek immediate medical attention. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be fatal, and should be closely managed by a physician. ...Read more

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Can 5 pills of lorazepam taken in one week cause a withdrawal?

Can 5 pills of lorazepam taken in one week cause a withdrawal?

Depends on dose: Usually, the small doses of Lorazepam that are given for anxiety should not cause withdrawal symptoms. Also if it is only for one week, it shouldn't be a problem. However, if the person has been on Lorazepam for a long time before this, it may lead to withdrawal symptoms. Also, you need to make certain there isn't a history of other benzodiazepam usage in addition or simultaneous to the lorazepam. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of lorazepam withdrawal and what helps ease the symptoms?

Quite a few.: Sweating, stomach cramps, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, irritability, insomnia, ringing of the ears and in severe cases , convulsions. There should be a gradual withdrawal , decreasing the medications a little bit at the time with your doctor's help. If you had been on it for a long time on a dose exceeding 3 mg. daily, it might be best to do the gradual reduction in the hospital. ...Read more

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What can I do for lorazepam tapering withdrawal?

Switch.: In my opinion the best way to taper is to switch to a long half-life substitute and then taper. I would suggest Tranxene (clorazepate). You can stop the lorazepam immediately and start the Tranxene (clorazepate). The dose of the latter would depend on the dose of the former. You could then easily taper the Tranxene (clorazepate) without having the withdrawal effects because of the slow taper. ...Read more

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If i take less the a milligram a day of ativan (lorazepam) will I have withdrawals if i stop that amout ?

Unlikely have withdr: while you may not have withdrawal symptoms, you may have a return of the anxiety for which you are taking it. Make sure to do the weaning with doctors oversite. ...Read more

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I have been taking .5 mg of lorazepam for 2 years. Would stopping such a small amount cause withdrawal symptoms?

Ativan (lorazepam): Although the dose is low, the duration of being on it is long, hence withdrawal is possible. Consult your prescribing doctor for safe gradual taper plan. ...Read more