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Is it possible to take an antipsychotic to help benzodiazepine withdrawal?

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Dr. Sudhir Gadh
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, but mostly No

To best ween off of a benzo, one should use a long acting and regularly (once or twice a day) prescribed benzo like klonopin, (clonazepam) tapered slowly over days or weeks or even months.
Benzo withdrawal at its extreme can be fatal so its important to get it right. A small dose of antipsychotic however can reduce anxiety through the process but there may be better pharmacologic/non pharmacologic choices.

In brief: Yes, but mostly No

To best ween off of a benzo, one should use a long acting and regularly (once or twice a day) prescribed benzo like klonopin, (clonazepam) tapered slowly over days or weeks or even months.
Benzo withdrawal at its extreme can be fatal so its important to get it right. A small dose of antipsychotic however can reduce anxiety through the process but there may be better pharmacologic/non pharmacologic choices.
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