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Ativan for withdrawal from opiates

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Dr. Ronald Schubert MD

opiate withdrawals ( cold turkey) multiple times (very hard 5-7 days) and made it alone. I'm not saying i ...i'll been taking ativan approx. 3-4 weeks (2mg x 3 a day). I cut to 1mg x 2 day (night &... View answer

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Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi MD

I am withdrawing from Ativan . Have been taking 2mgs. & am now down to l mg. How much do I drop now? Have been on l mg for l week. I am 78 yrs old & have been quite unsteady on my feet. Was thinking I ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi ( Psychiatrist)
Dr. Shubham Mehta MD

Hi I have decreased my ativan usage and first I had headaches , then I had a week of diarrhea , and now I am having sensation of hunger after eating that will not go away. Could these be withdrawel ... View answer

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Dr. Ashok Kumar MD

Is it dangerous to take 1mg of antivan for three months and just stop ? View answer

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Dr. Shubham Mehta MD

Is it possible to have withdrawals from ativan after only taking very small doses for not even a week? 0.25 - 0.5 mgs. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Shubham Mehta ( Psychiatrist)

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Dr. Purva Patel MD

hi i am on ativan it was 5 mgs ive taken it down to 2mgs daily and plan to quit taking,Im also ... because of the holiday I wasnt able to pick up my scripts, so I took ativan 3 at a time visteril 3 25 mgs ... View answer

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Dr. Ajit Kumar Varma MD

I am recently trying to get off of Adivan after taking 1mg as a sleep aid for the last several years. I have chipped away at the pill for the last 2 weeks and am presently taking a little more than 1/2 a pill. I m still... View answer

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Dr. Ilir Sharka MD

Mymdoctor wants to wean me from Ativan 0.5mg each night. Is it true there isn t anything smaller ...? Anynsuggestions and how slowly,the taper should be. I have been on Ativan for 11 years andmhave beenmusing... View answer

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Dr. Nazma.amman MD

I have taken Ativan for many years for sleep/anxiety. My doctor wants me to quit Ativan. I have never abused it, am still on the original doseage of 5 mg. My lab numbers are normal. I was injured ... View answer

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Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha. MD

I was on ativan for the last 2 months taken about 1 mg per day, for the last 3 weeks took 3 times ... withdrawal last ? I also take 1 or 2 Dimenhydrinate a day 25mg. ... View answer

Answered by : Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha. ( General & Family Physician)

Mobile Questions and Answers

Dr. Karen Steinberg MD

Ativan may reduce anxiety associated with opiate withdrawal, and act as a muscle spasm reducer, so in that sense may be helpful. However, Ativan itself is an addictive drug, and has its own...

Dr.  Prasad MD

It depends on the dose and duration. However for all practical purpose all drug withdrawal and switch should be done under strict medical supervision. If you been on low dose say 1 mg for fairly short period, your...