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What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?

See below: Gabapentin, and Depakote are helpful and commonly used. Many docs will use other psych meds like risperdal, seroquel (quetiapine) an d the like but these have lots of side effects. I usually substitute a long acting agent such as Librium or Phenobarbital and lower the dose is a stepwise fashion. ...Read more

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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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16 months off ativan, (lorazepam) severe withdrawal symptoms stiff muscles ,cant walk?

16 months off ativan, (lorazepam) severe withdrawal symptoms stiff muscles ,cant walk?

Something Else: I am sorry but your symptoms cannot possibly or physiologically be related to lorazepam not taken for sixteen months. There is something else wrong with you and I would strongly advise a thorough medical or neurological evaluation at the medical clinic or Neurology office. ...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

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I've been on lorazepam for 21 years. 1 mg 3times daily. How can I get off of it safely. I'm terrified of withdrawal symptoms. ?

Yes obtain help: You are taking the equivalent of 30mg of diazepam a day. It is important that you get help with getting off of the the lorazepam. Normally it is a psychiatrist or addiction specialist that would know best how to help you. In any event, it is dangerous and not recommended for you to try to do so on your own. It is challenging even with good help. ...Read more

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I have been taking .5 mg of lorazepam daily for 2 years. Is it possible that by discontinuing this amount i could experience withdrawal symptoms?

Yes: If you are only taking one daily, there may be mild symptoms, more with larger daily amounts. There is risk of seizures or serious problems with abrupt discontinuation with high doses of lorazepam. Consult with your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Could I have withdrawal symptoms after only taking ativan (lorazepam) for 3 days?

Not likely: It usually takes longer than 3 days to build up a physical dependence to Ativan (lorazepam) and have physical withdrawal symptoms when it is stopped. ...Read more

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Is .5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

Is .5 or 1 mg Ativan (lorazepam) ok for minor alcohol withdrawal symptoms? 8 standard drinks. Last drink at 9pm last night. Overall healthy female

This class of: medications is used to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcohol detoxification. However, it is one of the more addicting medications in this class. Detox should be medically supervised, contact a mental health professional. ...Read more

Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms is a set of predictable symptoms that occur upon discontinuation of an addictive substance after regular ...Read more