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If taking a benzo .Klonopin/ativan/valium etc.And on it a few months at an average dose.If not helping do you still have to taper the same way?

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Dr. Latifa Degraft-johnson
Family Medicine
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In brief: Tapering recommended

Tapering is recommended for long-term use of benzodiazepines, such as klonapin or ativan, (lorazepam) as stopping abruptly leads to withdrawal symptoms.
These include anxiety, sweating, palpitations, hallucinations, psychosis, and seizures, which can be life-threatening.

In brief: Tapering recommended

Tapering is recommended for long-term use of benzodiazepines, such as klonapin or ativan, (lorazepam) as stopping abruptly leads to withdrawal symptoms.
These include anxiety, sweating, palpitations, hallucinations, psychosis, and seizures, which can be life-threatening.
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