Probably not. While the benzodiazepine equivalence chart I have indicates 1mg of Ativan (lorazepam) to be equivalent to 10-25 mg, a 2009 study did a head to head comparison in treating alcohol withdrawal with the two drugs. That study found the two medications to be equally effective and the authors compared starting doses of 8 mg/day of Lorazepam to 80 mg/day of librium, as such i would tend to lean to the 10/1 ratio.
Recently off librium still have minor withdrawal. Dr gave me 10 ativan (lorazepam) for anxiety said 10 pill taper will not set me back with recovery. Is this true?
Should be Okay. You should be okay to use the Ativan (lorazepam) as recommended to help with any withdrawal symptoms. You may use 1/2 of the Ativan (lorazepam) when needed or follow the instructions given to you by your medical provider. I would avoid alcohol during this time as well. Ativan (lorazepam) and Librium are both benzodiazepines which is why they could both be used in a tapering fashion to help discontinue the librium. Best wishes! Read more...