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Suffering from anxiety, addicted to alcohol, advised stopping rivotril. Alternative for rivotril?

Dear Sir, I am under medication of Quitipin, Depakote 250 xr, Betacap 40 mg sr.Kindly note i am suffering from anxiety and also take alcohol.Now doctor told me not to take Rivotril 1 mg and stopped it as they say it should not be taken if i am continuing with alcohol,Pls give me best option for rivotril as i feel betacap is not at all effective and i am getting anxited even after taking it.Pls suggest me. My weight is 95 and height is 178 cms.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Long term alcohol and rivotril use lead to dependance on them, due to that person will require higher doses to produce desired effect. In your treatment it is better to stop alcohol, as alcohol itself increases anxiety and medicines do not work 100% in presence of substance use. After stoppage of alcohol rivotril can be tapered slowly, but do not stop it suddenly.

Till that time do deep breathing exercise, yoga and meditation to decrease your anxiety to some extent.

Wish you Good Health and all the best.

Dr. Ashish Mittal
Answered: Mon, 21 Jan 2013
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