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What medication can help with ativan (lorazepam) withdrawal symptoms either inpatient or outpatient?
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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Dr. Stuart Wasser
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)
Ativan (lorazepam) is short-acting anxiolytic, and withdrawal symptoms can be severe, depending on dose.
Gradual tapering can be tried, and depending on severity, may use long-acting agents under supervision to include non-benzodiazepines/antidepressants/antihistamines. Examles of each are : gabitryl/zoloft/vistaril.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam)
Ativan (lorazepam) is short-acting anxiolytic, and withdrawal symptoms can be severe, depending on dose.
Gradual tapering can be tried, and depending on severity, may use long-acting agents under supervision to include non-benzodiazepines/antidepressants/antihistamines. Examles of each are : gabitryl/zoloft/vistaril.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ativan (lorazepam) Withdrawl
This is a benzodiazepine and you can have withdrawal, shaking, anxiousness, even seizures.
We use these medications, such as ativan, (lorazepam) serax, and Librium to withdraw people from alcohol. Slowly reducing the dose will prevent most of the withdrawal symptoms, and more rapid withdrawal can be done in a treatment program.

In brief: Ativan (lorazepam) Withdrawl
This is a benzodiazepine and you can have withdrawal, shaking, anxiousness, even seizures.
We use these medications, such as ativan, (lorazepam) serax, and Librium to withdraw people from alcohol. Slowly reducing the dose will prevent most of the withdrawal symptoms, and more rapid withdrawal can be done in a treatment program.
Dr. Gregg Albers
Dr. Gregg Albers
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